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Columbus Networks Awarded "2013 Best Caribbean Wholesale Carrier"

BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS -- (Marketwired) -- 04/29/14 -- Columbus International Inc. (Columbus), one of the largest telecommunications service providers in the Caribbean, announced today that its subsidiary Columbus Networks has been awarded "Best Caribbean Wholesale Carrier" at the 2013 Global Carrier Awards.

The Global Carrier Awards brings the industry's best and brightest together to celebrate innovation, vision and excellence in technology. Established in 2004, the Global Carrier Awards is now regarded as the biggest and most prestigious event of the wholesale telecoms calendar.

According to Paul Scott, Columbus Networks' president & coo, "We are extremely honoured to receive this award. It recognizes the hard work and dedication of our team and their unwavering commitment to better serve our carrier clients and their customers through continuous investment and improvement in broadband infrastructure connectivity throughout the region. We are proud of what we have built and are even more proud that we have created such unmatched opportunities for progress in the region."

In selecting Columbus Networks as the winner, the judges noted that the company operates one of the largest subsea networks in the pan-Caribbean region, serving over 260 local, regional and international carriers. Its diverse IP backbone, including dozens of peering partners, along with its in-Country fibre backhaul and local terrestrial networks that are continually expanding throughout the region were also key factors that impressed the selection committee. In addition, the Committee noted the beneficial impact to the region from Columbus' recent subsea joint venture with Cable & Wireless that has enabled unmatched scale and reach spanning some 42,000 km of subsea network and 42 countries.

This year, judges utilized a new scoring system designed to ensure that shortlisting remained objective and transparent. Professor Dieter Lange, who served as a judge, stated, "The new marking system allows a very distinct evaluation of the carrier initiatives and ensures that all relevant aspects are taken into account."

The 2013 Global Carrier Awards attracted more entries and higher profile attendance than ever before, with more than 300 of the most influential industry executives congregating at the Hotel Okura in Amsterdam in November. For additional information visit www.capacitymagazine.com/Capacity-Awards.html#ad-image-1429.

About Columbus:

Columbus International Inc. is a privately held diversified telecommunications company based in Barbados. The Company provides digital cable television, broadband Internet and digital landline telephony in Trinidad, Jamaica, Barbados, Grenada, St. Lucia and Curacao under the brand name FLOW and in St. Vincent & the Grenadines and Antigua under the brand name Karib Cable. Columbus also provides next generation connectivity and IT solutions, managed networking and cloud-based services under the brand Columbus Business Solutions. Through its subsidiary, Columbus Networks, the Company provides capacity and IP services, corporate data solutions and data center hosting throughout 42 countries in the greater Caribbean, Central American and Andean region. Through its fully protected, ringed submarine fiber optic network spanning more than 42,300 km and its 34,300 km terrestrial fibre and coaxial network, Columbus' 2,700 plus professionals provide advanced telecom services to a diverse residential and corporate client base of well over 650,000 customers. Visit www.columbus.co

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