Panel discussions coming on CWC, Flow merger
Cable and Wireless Communications (CWC) and Columbus International will, from Monday, embark on a major public relations campaign in the wake of widespread criticism of the deal brokered between the two companies.
In a release issued today, the companies said special “consumer panels” would be convened in 14 markets throughout the region effective Monday to facilitate constructive discussion about the proposed merger.
“These panels provide an excellent opportunity for our customers to understand the vision of the new company and the benefits that they will enjoy as a result of this merger,” said John Reid, president of Columbus Communications.
The media release stated, “CWC and Columbus will also use the panels to give customers and stakeholders a greater understanding of how the merger will impact the Pan-Caribbean region. These discussions will highlight the pro-competitive nature of this deal, as well as the far-reaching benefits it will have on the development of the region’s infrastructure and the furthering of its general information and communication technology (ICT) agenda.”
Yesterday, it was announced that CWC shareholders had voted overwhelmingly in favour of the merger.