Columbus Communications


Columbus Communications
Columbus Communications
Type Private
Industry telecommunications
Founded 2004
Headquarters Freeport, Bahamas
Key people Brendan Paddick
Products cable television, high speed internet, telephone
Website Columbus Communications

Columbus Communications is a cable television and telecommunications company based in Freeport, Bahamas, serving markets in the Caribbean and Latin America.

The company was founded in the fall of 2004 by Brendan Paddick, formerly an executive with Persona Communications in Canada.

Through its wholly owned operating subsidiary, Columbus Networks Limited, the company provides advanced, point-to-point, clear channel wholesale broadband capacity and IP services over its owned and operated 14,000 km subsea fiber optic cable network to clients in 21 countries throughout the Caribbean, Latin America and North America.[1][2]

The company provides various broadband-enabled services such as digital cable television, high speed Internet access and IP telephony under the brand name “Flow” to retail and commercial customers in Trinidad[3], Jamaica[4], and Grenada. The company recently launched high speed Internet access and digital video services in Curaçao.

Columbus was previously the controlling shareholder of Cable Bahamas, the leading provider of video and high speed internet services in the Bahamas.[citation needed] However on July 7, 2009 it was announced by Cable Bahamas that Cable Bahamas had received approval and financing to buy back the shares owned by Columbus Communications.

Capital expenditures in 2007 and 2008 exceeded US$400 million[citation needed], bringing its total assets to in excess of US$1.2 billion.[citation needed]

References

  1. ^ Columbus to run fibre-optic cable from Colombia to Jamaica - Jamaica Observer (25, May 2007)
  2. ^ "Alcatel and Columbus Communications inaugurate FibraLink submarine network in Jamaica", Press Release (5 April 2006)
  3. ^ Columbus sets sail in T&T - Trinidad and Tobago Guardian Newspaper (16 February 2006)
  4. ^ Flow gets nod on all-island(Jamaica) cable licence - Jamaica Observer (01, April 2007)

See also

  • ARCOS-1
  • CFX (cable system)
  • Fibralink (cable system)

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