7 June 2012

CWC PUTS PANAMA’S PUBLIC DOCUMENTS ONLINE

US$10.2 million two year contract

Cable & Wireless Panama (CWP), a Cable & Wireless Communications business unit, is to help Panamanians to get online access to the important documents needed when buying or selling property or a business.

CWP has been chosen to create one of Central America’s first fully electronic national registry systems. The Public Registry of Panama stores official private, public and commercial documents including: property titles, deeds, Acts and transactional information; and commercial instruments including company constitutions and details of Board members, dignitaries and power of attorney.

The social telecoms (telecoms enabled public services) project will put all processes and documents within the Registry online and viewable through a customer portal. The customer portal will be developed in future to enable citizens and companies to submit and verify official documents through the site.

Cable & Wireless Panama has been awarded a US$10.2 million two year contract to introduce a system across the Public Registry’s 10 nationwide offices. This contract will be jointly executed with Futuver, a vendor specialising in the system being introduced.
The work will include staff retraining, the creation of performance indicators and installing state of the art processing infrastructure which will interface with other government systems and underpin the customer portal.

Jorge Nicolau, the Chief Executive Officer of Cable & Wireless Panama, said:

“We are pleased to be using our experience in social telecoms to help the Public Registry of Panama become one of the most modern institutions of its type in the region.”

About Cable & Wireless Communications

Cable & Wireless Communications is a global full-service communications business. We operate leading communications businesses through four regional units – the Caribbean, Panama, Macau and Monaco & Islands. Our services include mobile, broadband and domestic and international fixed line services in most of our markets as well as pay-TV, data centre and hosting, carrier and managed service solutions. Our operations are focused on providing our customers – consumers, businesses, governments – with world-class service. We are the market leader in most products we offer and territories we serve. For more information visit www.cwc.com.

About Cable & Wireless Panama

Cable & Wireless Panama (CWP) is a Panamanian telecoms company. We are jointly owned by Cable & Wireless Communications (49%), the Government of Panama (49%) and our employees (2%). Cable & Wireless Communications has both management and Board control. We are the market leader in the provision of fixed, mobile and broadband services in Panama. We are also a major supplier of pay TV and enterprise services. We are committed to contributing towards the social and economic development of the country through investing in projects and programmes to provide equal access to telecommunications, closing the digital divide and promoting access to new information technology. One example of this is our social telecoms projects (telecoms-enabled public services) which are helping to improve medical services, education and public safety across Panama.

For more information, please visit: http://www.cwpanama.com

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