Partnership between Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago, Limited (TSTT) and Curacao Technology Exchange, N.V. (CTEX) to deliver high-end datacenter and Cloud services



July 16, 2014

Companies reach agreement to jointly deliver advanced communications, datacenter and cloud solutions to theCaribbean and Latin America market.

Willemstad, Curaçao – July 16, 2014 – Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (TSTT), and Curaçao Technology Exchange N.V. (CTEX) today announced that they have reached a partnership agreement to deliver high-end communications, datacenter Colocation, Cloud, managed services and disaster recovery services to customers in Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados and other countries in the region. TSTT will leverage CTEX’s, Tier-IV datacenters to deliver high-end, Colocation, enterprise class Cloud solutions and managed datacenter services, while CTEX will leverage TSTT to provide high-performance communication services to customers in Trinidad & Tobago and other countries in the region. The companies will jointly service the needs of multinational organizations and others that have geographically dispersed locations or those that require their critical technology assets to reside in a highly secure datacenter in a safe jurisdiction.Partnership TSTT & CTEX

 ”We are very pleased about our partnership with TSTT. Our customers have high expectations about reliability and availability of their critical technology infrastructures and core business systems. CTEX’s Tier-IV datacenters are certified by the Uptime Institute for both design and constructed facility thereby ensuring the highest levels of redundancy and availability. Hence we stand by our 100% uptime commitment for all critical datacenter components. Customers in Trinidad & Tobago and the region benefit from this partnership by gaining access to unified communication and datacenter services,” said Anthony de Lima, CTEX’s Chairman & CEO.

“We are excited about partnering with CTEX. CTEX’s Tier-IV datacenters are situated in Curaçao, a neutral jurisdiction, located outside the traditional hurricane and seismic active zones, boasting strict European-based privacy laws, a multilingual workforce and great fiscal benefits for international companies. These are the only datacenters in the Caribbean and Latin America to have both the design and facility, certification by the Uptime Institute. Through this partnership, TSTT will expand its services offerings. Customers in Trinidad & Tobago and the region will benefit from this partnership by getting access to solutions that will help them improve their total cost of ownership, leverage an advanced technology platform to run their business systems while having access to a high-end prime or disaster recovery datacenter,” said Rakesh Goswami, TSTT’s Executive Vice President of Government and Enterprise Services.

TSTT and CTEX aim to drive significant growth by jointly servicing market opportunities where customers require high-end datacenter and Cloud services.

About TSTT

TSTT Limited is jointly owned by National Enterprises Limited (NEL) which in turn is majority owned by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, and Cable & Wireless (West Indies) Limited, (C&W). TSTT is the country’s largest provider of communications solutions to the residential and commercial markets and its leading edge products are designed around its IP-based core infrastructure and marketed under its BLINK and Bmobile brands. In addition to fixed line and mobile communications, the company has an innovative line of BlackBerry; Android-based and iOS devices; Broadband access including best-in-class Wi-Max, HSPA+ 4G and LTE technologies; Metro Ethernet; TelePresence and Video Conferencing; subscription-based IPTV as well as business and home alarm monitoring services. The company has also installed over 50 Bzones -which are large Wi-Fi zones in high traffic areas offering free unlimited data at 4G speeds to its customers in high traffic areas.

TSTT is the industry leader deploying both wireless and fiber optic networks to deliver voice, data and multimedia capabilities making it also one of the most advanced solutions provider in the country. The company’s customers include key industry leaders in the finance, energy, government, manufacturing, education, healthcare and tourism sectors. www.tstt.co.tt

ABOUT CTEX

CTEX is building four Tier-IV, green certified, data centers and an internet exchange point from which co-location, interconnection and managed services will be delivered to enterprise, government, and institutional clients in the Caribbean and Latin America. In March this year, CTEX officially opened the first of four Uptime Institute certified Tier-IV certified datacenters. The company is deploying the latest data center technologies to support high- density cloud computing infrastructures. CTEX offers six core solutions including Cloud, Managed Colocation, Managed Services, Virtual Datacenter, Managed Continuity and Professional services. CTEX’s Tier-IV data centers are located on Curaçao, safely outside the hurricane belt and major seismic zone in a politically neutral jurisdiction. The company is funded by local pension funds, development banks, and regional financial institutions. For more information visit: www.ctexpartners.com