(Caribbean consumers also need to be reimbursed by Cable and Wireless for all those years of highway robbery prices we bore as C&W blocked all competitors from their private cash cow "the Caribbean", provided and still continues to provide lousy 3rd rate service.)
|Cable & Wireless sued by Caribbean telecoms company Digicel|
|Published on Friday, July 20, 2007||Email To Friend Print Version|
|By James Lumley
LONDON, England (Bloomberg): Cable & Wireless Plc, the UK’s second-biggest phone company, is being sued by Digicel Group Ltd., a Caribbean and Central American telecommunications operator owned by Irish billionaire Denis O’Brien.
The company filed a lawsuit on Thursday against Cable & Wireless at the High Court in London, Digicel said in an e-mailed statement. The company alleges Cable & Wireless impeded its entry into telecommunications markets in the English-speaking Caribbean.
"We are extremely frustrated with the continual illegal obstructions that we have encountered from C&W," Digicel’s O’Brien said in the statement. The company is seeking "several hundreds of million of pounds" in damages.
The lawsuit alleges Cable & Wireless tried to prevent the company from starting competing mobile-phone networks in St Lucia, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Grenada, Barbados, the Cayman Islands, Trinidad & Tobago and the Turks and Caicos Islands. The obstructions took place between 2002 and 2006, the statement said.
Cable & Wireless said it will "vigorously" defend itself.
"We have received an unspecified claim this morning," Cable & Wireless said in a statement read by outside spokesman James Wyatt-Tilby. "We don’t believe it has any foundation."