San Francisco, Calif., – January 19, 2016 – Celltick, a global leader in mobile marketing announces a partnership with leading Caribbean and Latin American network provider, Cable & Wireless Communications (C&W). C&W will provide a branded, localized and customized version of Celltick’s Start on its android phones across its Caribbean and Latin American markets.
Start provides users with an intelligent next-generation startscreen giving users what they want most when they wake up their phones. The Start platform learns from the way users operate their phone and provides convenient productive ways to enhance the intelligence of the device. C&W users will get a new startscreen on their android devices under the C&W brands- Flow, LIME, Mas Movil and BTC. Users will be able to better utilize their phones and personalize their devices with stickers, interactive themes as well as play games on their first screen.
“Through this partnership, our customers will now have the benefit of a much more personalized, interactive start screen on their mobile device that meets their specific individual needs,” said John Reid, President of C&W’s Consumer Group. C&W will provide users with local ‘infotainments’ such as news and weather, rapid access to social media feeds, web search, latest videos and more on the startscreen. “This underscores our ongoing commitment to continuously innovate and transform the total telecommunications experience across the region,” added Reid.
“We’re excited to partner with Cable & Wireless across its 14 mobile markets to provide an enhanced user experience for their subscribers,” said Fernando Bortman, GM CALA, Celltick. “The selection of Start by C&W highlights the innovative approach that we have taken in delighting consumers and the excellence of the product.”
Start’s growing ecosystem includes hundreds of themes, plug-ins, stickers and lockgames. Celltick’s Start has been adopted by over 40 large operators, OEMs and media companies who distribute over 100M devices around the globe. In 2014, Celltick powered billions of mobile-initiated commerce transactions for virtual and physical goods serving more than 150 million active consumers across 25 countries.
About Cable & Wireless Communications
Cable & Wireless Communications Plc (CWC) is a full service communications and entertainment provider, operating in the Caribbean and Latin America. With annual sales of over $2.4bn, it operates both mobile and fixed networks, supported by submarine and terrestrial optical fibre backhaul capacity. Through the acquisition of Columbus International Inc. on 31 March 2015, CWC now delivers superior high-speed mobile data, broadband and video services. It has leading market positions in Mobile, Fixed Line, Broadband and Video consumer offers.
Through its business division, CWC provides data centre hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customised IT service solutions, utilising cloud technology to serve business and government customers.
The company also operates a state-of-the-art subsea fibre optic cable network that spans more than 42,000 km – the most extensive in the region – as well as 38,000 km of terrestrial fibre providing wholesale and carrier backhaul capacity.
CWC has more than 7,200 employees serving over 6.3 million customers (Mobile 4.1m; Fixed Line 1.1m; Video 465k and Broadband 680k) as well as over 125k corporate clients across 42 countries. The Company’s leading brands include; LIME and Flow in the Caribbean; BTC in The Bahamas; Mas Movil in Panama; C&W Business and C&W Networks. CWC is the market leader in most products offered and territories served. It is a major contributor to local communities through its corporate social responsibility programmes.
Cable & Wireless Communications’ shares are quoted on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker CWC. The company is headquartered in London with its operational hub located in Miami, within close proximity to the Caribbean and Latin America. For more information visit: www.cwc.com.
Celltick is a global leader in mobile marketing. Celltick’s Start is a next generation personalized intelligent interface for Android devices. Celltick is unique in creating and managing mass market mobile marketing solutions for mobile operators, large media companies, device manufacturers and large brands. Celltick enables its partners to engage and monetize their users on the mobile. The company drives billions of transactions annually across more than 150 million active consumers across its different mobile platforms in over 25 countries. A rapidly growing company, Celltick has subsidiaries in Europe, Asia, South America and the U.S. For more information, visit www.celltick.com.