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|Products||cable television, high speed internet, telephone|
Columbus Communications is managed by a Canadian Chairman and CEO, Brendan Paddick, it is incorporated in Barbados, with its head-office in The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. It is a vertically integrated cable television and telecommunications company; that holds investments in retail broadband telecommunication providers based in: Barbados, Curaçao, Grenada, Jamaica, and Trinidad; and corporate data and wholesale broadband networks throughout 23 countries in the greater Caribbean, Central American and Andean region. The company was founded in the fall of 2004 by Brendan Paddick, formerly an executive with Persona Communications of Canada. Notable major shareholder includes John Risley, founder of Canadian seafood company, Clearwater Seafoods Inc. Through a fully protected, ringed submarine fiber optic network spanning more than 17,800 km and its 21,000 km terrestrial fibre and coaxial network, Columbus is a leading provider of the region seeking to serve its diverse customer base.
Columbus Operating Subsidiaries include: Columbus Networks Ltd., Columbus Business Solutions, Columbus Communications Trinidad Limited (Operating under the brand Flow Trinidad), Columbus Communications Jamaica Limited (Operating under the brand Flow Jamaica), Columbus Communications Grenada Limited (Operating under the brand Flow Grenada) and Columbus Communications Curaçao NV (Operating under the brand Flow Curaçao)
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 17,800 km subsea fiber optic cable and 21,000 km fibre and coaxial terrestrial network to clients in 23 countries throughout the Caribbean, Latin America and North America.
Through its retail operations, Flow, a consumer-focused triple-play video, broadband and voice provider, the company provides various broadband-enabled services such as digital cable television, high speed Internet access and IP telephony to retail and commercial customers in Trinidad, Jamaica, Curaçao and Grenada. In September 2012, Brendan Paddick, CEO of Columbus Communications, announced the entrance of Flow into the Barbados market, where it has provided much-needed competition operating under brand Karib Cable.
Through Columbus Business Solutions, the company provides a host of corporate data and cloud-based products and services and Business Class ICT solutions for SME, Enterprise and Government clients across the Caribbean and Latin America. Columbus Business Solutions is present in 12 markets across the region.
Columbus was previously the controlling shareholder of Cable Bahamas, the leading provider of video and high speed internet services in the Bahamas. 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.The transaction closed in January 2010.
Capital expenditures from 2005 to 2011 have exceed US$1 billion million, bringing Columbus' total assets to in excess of US$1.3 billion
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