Cable & Wireless partners with Ericsson and Cisco to enhance its Caribbean IP networks

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* C&W Communications invests in new network that will serve as backbone for
IPTV services, fixed operations and part of business-to-business services
* Ericsson and Cisco will deliver an IP/MPLS network for C&W in three markets:
the Bahamas, Jamaica and Barbados
* An IP backbone network in the Bahamas will be upgraded to support traffic
growth and improve performance on the fixed network
MIAMI, FL - August 30, 2016 Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO)
today announced an agreement to supply and install IP networks for C&W
Communications, which operates the retail brand Flow, in three Caribbean
markets. The plans include an upgrade to the IP backbone network in the Bahamas
to improve performance and support an increase of traffic, and a new business-
to-business IP/MPLS network in Jamaica and Barbados.

The partnership is part of C&W''s investment plan for the region to continue
transforming its customer experience. As part of the partnership, Cisco will
provide the necessary hardware while Ericsson will provide project management
services.

"We needed a powerful and intelligent solution to bring IP networking to both
Jamaica and Barbados, while at the same time improving the IP network in the
Bahamas," says Carlo Alloni, Executive Vice-president and CTIO, C&W. "This
partnership will allow us to offer even more value-added services including our
world class IPTV services as well as introduce more innovative solutions to our
customers."

"Our teams complemented each other with the right approach, from network
analysis and planning to systems integration and customer support from Ericsson,
to selecting the right routers and switches from Cisco, and finally ensuring the
right flow along every step with Ericsson services," says Clayton Cruz, Vice
President Ericsson Latin America and Caribbean. "The partnership has delivered


real value to Cable & Wireless in terms of accelerating their IP transformation
by combining end-to-end business transformation competence and experience with
deep product and domain expertise."

The deal includes Cisco® routers and switches (ASR9000, ASR900 and WR4500
families), supply and installation of NMS system (EPN-M), overall project
management, and customer support.

"Cisco and Ericsson working together have the combined breadth, depth and
lifecycle engagement required to help operators like Cable & Wireless succeed in
their transformation to an IP-centric network," says Jordi Botifoll, Cisco
President Latin America & Senior Vice President in the Americas. "Working
together on this project will lead Cable & Wireless to a standardized approach
across other markets, so that all their business-to-business and IP fixed
networks will be supported by IP/MPLS, helping them do things better and
faster."

Ericsson and Cisco - two industry leaders in the development and delivery of
networking, mobility, and cloud - formed a global business and technology
partnership in November 2015 to create the networks of the future. The
partnership offers customers the best of both companies: routing, data center,
networking, cloud, mobility, management and control, and global services
capabilities. The next-generation strategic partnership will drive growth,
accelerate innovation, and speed digital transformation demanded by customers
across industries. The first product from the partnership, Ericsson Dynamic
Service Manager, was announced in February 2016. To date, over 200 active
customer engagements have now started to turn into won deals. Multiple deals,
spread around the world, are in IP (routing and transport) and services. The
companies announced deals with 3 Italy, Vodafone Portugal and Aster Dominican
Republic earlier this year.

The Cisco-Ericsson partnership has been cleared by Brazilian regulatory
authorities and will be implemented there under local agreements.

NOTES TO EDITORS

Ericsson and Cisco team up for next generation Network Service Management

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communications technology and services. Our long-term relationships with every
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fulfill their potential and create a more sustainable future.

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and the cloud - are enabling the telecom industry and other sectors to do better
business, increase efficiency, improve the user experience and capture new
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With approximately 115,000 professionals and customers in 180 countries, we
combine global scale with technology and services leadership. We support
networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Forty percent of the
world''s mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And our investments in
research and development ensure that our solutions - and our customers - stay in
front.

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in 2015 were SEK 246.9 billion (USD 29.4 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ
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Ericsson Corporate Communications
Phone: +46 10 719 69 92
E-mail: media.relations(at)ericsson.com

Ericsson Investor Relations
Phone: +46 10 719 00 00
E-mail: investor.relations(at)ericsson.com

Cisco PR Contact
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Cisco Service Provider Public Relations
E-Mail: stutzes(at)cisco.com


About C&W Communications
CWC is a full service communications and entertainment provider and delivers
market-leading video, broadband, telephony and mobile services to consumers in
18 countries. Through its business division, CWC provides data center hosting,
domestic and international managed network services, and customized IT service
solutions, utilizing cloud technology to serve business and government
customers.

CWC also operates a state-of-the-art submarine fiber network - the most
extensive in the region - in over 30 markets.

Learn more at www.cwc.com, or follow C&W on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter.

About Liberty Global

Liberty Global is the world''s largest international TV and broadband company,
with operations in more than 30 countries across Europe, Latin America and the
Caribbean. We invest in the infrastructure that empowers our customers to make
the most of the digital revolution. Our scale and commitment to innovation
enables us to develop market-leading products delivered through next-generation
networks that connect our 29 million customers who subscribe to over 59 million
television, broadband internet and telephony services. We also serve 11 million
mobile subscribers and offer WiFi service across seven million access points.

Liberty Global''s businesses are comprised of two stocks: the Liberty Global
Group (NASDAQ: LBTYA, LBTYB and LBTYK) for our European operations, and the
LiLAC Group (NASDAQ: LILA and LILAK, OTC Link: LILAB), which consists of our
operations in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Liberty Global Group operates in 12 European countries under the consumer
brands Virgin Media, Ziggo, Unitymedia, Telenet and UPC. The LiLAC Group
operates in over 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean under the
consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty, Mas Movil and BTC. In addition, the LiLAC
Group operates a subsea fiber network throughout the region in over 30 markets.

For more information, please visit www.libertyglobal.com.

C&W Communications

Investor Relations:
Kunal Patel
+1 (786) 376 9294

Media Relations:
Claudia Restrepo
 +1 (786) 218 0407


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