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C&W confirms readiness for hurricane season

Miami – C&W Communications, operators of the Flow, Flow Business, C&W Business and BTC brands within the Caribbean, is confirming all systems are in place
for the beginning of the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season which begins on June 1.

In line with the National Hurricane Centre, the 2022 season is anticipated to be ‘above-normal’ with a 65 percent likelihood there might be between 14 and 21 named storms (winds of 39mph or higher), of which 6 to 10 could develop into hurricanes (winds of 74mph or higher), including three
to 6 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 continuing La Niña that’s prone to persist throughout the hurricane season, warmer-than-average sea surface temperatures within the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, weaker tropical Atlantic trade winds and an enhanced west African monsoon.

“We’ve got a protracted 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 likelihood,” said Inge Smidts, Chief Executive Officer, C&W Communications.    

The corporate also operates a state-of-the-art subsea network, which is probably the most 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 take a position within the redundancy capabilities of our sub-sea network, and we’ve established data centres which are positioned outside of the hurricane belt, which provides an extra layer of protection for connectivity within the region,” added Smidts.

“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.

“While we’re hopeful that no customers might be impacted during this 12 months’s hurricane season, we must also make sure that we’re able to face that reality and we’re prepared to answer any eventuality if it comes.” (PR)

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