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Cable and Wireless Monaco and Islands division sold to Bahrain Telecoms

Monday, December 3rd 2012 - 20:36 UTC
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Cable and Wireless Communications have announced the sale of the majority of its Monaco and Islands division which includes the Falklands. The company has accepted 680m dollars (£420m) from Bahrain Telecommunications Company (Batelco) for the division which operates broadband and telephone lines. Read full article


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  • briton

    why cant the BBC do it.

    Dec 03rd, 2012 - 08:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    Oh no! I thought that Bahrain supported Argentina's spurious claims on the Falklands! Oh wait, no they never had.

    I wonder if Argentina will try to take them to court.

    @1 Briton

    The Falklands deserve a decent company, the BBC has been falling short in that area in spades.

    The Falklanders will probably be able to get the BBC, although I'll admit I'm a little ignorant of exactly what service they get now.

    Any Falklanders, how is this going to affect you? Do you get BFBS? BBC? Sky?

    Will the service be improved under this new management?

    Awaiting your comments (RG trolls need not reply).

    Dec 03rd, 2012 - 09:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Joe Bloggs

    2 LEPRecon

    We get BFBS and Chilean-sourced satellite TV plus one locally produced station. I don't know how this deal will affect us. Time will tell.

    Dec 03rd, 2012 - 09:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • LEPRecon

    @3 Joe

    Thanks for that. Hopefully this company, being from Bahrain, may throw abit more money at the company, and your viewing choice could be increased.

    I hear CFK does a good stand up routine in Argentina every night! WAH, WAH, waaahhh! ;)

    Dec 03rd, 2012 - 10:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Joe Bloggs

    4 LEPRecon

    Thanks. I'll keep you posted on how it goes.

    I'm not normally one to post the same thing on more than one thread but since you mentioned stand-up, did you see this clip? At first I thought it was our friend Whatsit Nozzy the 2nd TiT but it could be any number of them really.


    Dec 03rd, 2012 - 10:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • WestisBest


    Since when was the BBC a telecommunication provider?

    Dec 04th, 2012 - 09:27 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton

    6, i did not say it was,
    did eye,,
    2, you may be right,
    living in the uk, we dont know,
    im surprised the Americans aint doing something, they seem to be everywhere,
    should not the falklands ,,in this day and age, have what we have,

    Dec 04th, 2012 - 02:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • WestisBest


    Sorry I'll clarify it; Cable and Wireless Falklands provide phone and internet services, we don't have any access to any other telecommunication deals such as Sky can offer, AFAIK the BBC don't offer any such service anyway.

    As far as television goes we can get the military service (BFBS 1 & 2 and sky news) and a satellite service via Chilean providers (not sure exactly what you get with that), neither of these services has anything to do with Cable and Wireless so this won't detract from what we can currently get on the tele.

    As for the telecoms we'll wait and see, could be interesting.

    Dec 04th, 2012 - 02:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton


    but we still think you could have better.

    Dec 04th, 2012 - 07:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • WestisBest

    Better telecoms would be great. Not sure we need better TV mind, we Falkland Islanders are as square eyed as any developed nation even with our limited television services.

    Such is progress.

    Dec 05th, 2012 - 01:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • briton


    Dec 05th, 2012 - 12:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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