NASSAU, BAHAMAS — C&W Communications, operators of the Flow, Flow Business, C&W Business, and BTC brands within the Caribbean have confirmed that each one systems are in place for the beginning of the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which begins today.
In response to the National Hurricane Centre, the 2022 season is predicted to be ‘above-normal’ with a 65 percent probability there will likely be between 14 and 21 named storms (winds of 39mph or higher), of which 6 to 10 could grow to be hurricanes (winds of 74mph or higher), including 3 to six major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5 with winds of 111mph or higher).
The increased activity anticipated this hurricane season is attributed to several climate aspects including the continued La Niña that’s prone to persist throughout the hurricane season, warmer-than-average sea surface temperatures within the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, and weaker tropical Atlantic trade winds, and an enhanced west African monsoon.
“We’ve an extended and proud history of delivering reliable connections across the Caribbean and our teams have been conducting simulation exercises and strengthening the networks, so we’re once more leaving nothing to probability,” said Inge Smidts, Chief Executive Officer, C&W Communications.
The corporate also operates a state-of-the-art subsea network, which is some of the secure subsea cable systems within the Western Hemisphere, with increased redundancy added by incorporating alternative routes for data and mobile traffic within the event of an emergency.
“We proceed to speculate within the redundancy capabilities of our sub-sea network, and we’ve established data centres which can be situated outside of the hurricane belt, which provides an extra layer of protection for connectivity within the region,” Smidts continued.
“We all know that governments, schools, healthcare providers, businesses and individuals are counting on us to maintain them connected and our commitment to the communities we serve has never been stronger.”
Smidts added: “While we’re hopeful that no customers will likely be impacted during this yr’s hurricane season, we must also be sure that we’re able to face that reality and we’re prepared to reply to any eventuality if it comes.”