Talk:Cable & Wireless Worldwide

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Keep separate[edit]

IMHO: I say keep Cable and Wireless (UK) separate from Cable and Wireless (Caribbean). The key people listed in UK aren't the same key people in the Caribbean units. The Caribbean units also have their own CEOs as well. Additionally the Caribbean units are listed on the Caribbean stock exchanges while the UK unit is operated on the London Stock Exchange. CaribDigita 02:56, 15 October 2006 (UTC)


I agree with the person above who feels they should be kept seperate. In fact Cable & Wirless' history is barely hinted at in the main article. In my opinion a variety of telegraph corporations which preceeded the creation of Cable & Wireless (especially Eastern Telegraph Company) need special/seperate articles on their history. 8 November 2006

"Cable & Wireless is one of the world’s leading international communications companies. It operates through two standalone business units - International and UK." -- http://www.cw.com/about_us/company_profile/

I mean right on the website of Cable and Wireless it states that the UK is its own company...

CaribDigita 15:01, 19 November 2006 (UTC)

Cable and Wireless is about to breakup[edit]

In 2 weeks the breakup or "demerger" of C&W becomes effective. The two smaller companies will consist mainly of old British Empire a.k.a soon to be "C&W Communications". While Uk, plus most of the other areas will become "C&W Worldwide." So, much of this article might need a shift to a past-tense tone if it is to remain if not just renamed. CaribDigita (talk) 06:40, 8 March 2010 (UTC)

On 26 March 2010 the company split into Cable & Wireless Worldwide (providing mainly corporate services) and Cable & Wireless Communications (providing the consumer services). I have added the split tag to the article to reflect this. Both currently are in the FTSE 100 which unusually brings the index temporarily to 101, though C&W Communications will soon drop out. Cloudbound (talk) 14:19, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

Each C&W share (~150p) split into 1 CWW and 1 CWC. From the initial share prices (~90p and ~60p) it looks like the value was split CWW:~60% and CWC:~40%. Needed for CGT calcs. - Rod57 (talk) 06:06, 5 April 2013 (UTC)

Create Separate Page on Company History[edit]

I for one urge the creation of a separate page on the history of Cable and Wireless, from 1929 to 2010, since those are the appropriate boundaries of the firm's creation out of many parts and the company's split into two main components. This should not be too hard to do, and would help negate the difficulty of having corporate history developing on the two separate Cable and Wireless pages (with errors creeping into each).Neptune1969 (talk) 22:02, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

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