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2020

Cable & Wireless launches the first and only 5G network in Seychelles! 

2019

Cable & Wireless Seychelles is 100% local. In November 2019, CWS is purchased from Liberty Latin America by a group of Seychellois investors, making one of Seychelles’ largest companies local. 

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2018

CWS celebrates 125 years in operation. CWS also won its second consecutive loyalty award in London for the campaign ‘Help to Hear’. 

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2017

CWS wins its first loyalty awards in London for its campaign ‘Save the Turtles’. This year, Mobile TV was launched, another first in the country. And finally, mobile network was upgraded to LTE!

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2016

Cable & Wireless started the major roll out of Fibre To The Home. Finally, CWS also adds another major offering on its TV services, which is ‘sinémaX’, a video-on-demand service.

2015

CWS becomes the first quad-play provider in Seychelles by introducing CWS TV. The service is known as ‘IPTV’ (Internet Protocol Television), as the delivery of TV over internet protocol network.

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2014

Cable & Wireless introduces ‘eShop’, its new online service which positions the company as the 1st major utility provider to offer online payment options in Seychelles.

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2013

CWS is proud to celebrate its 120 years in Seychelles, now the leading telecommunication provider in Seychelles offering: fixed, mobile and internet services.

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2012

In 2012, Seychelles connects to Dar Es Salaam via a high speed Fibre Optic sub sea cable, CWS is the largest Telecom investor in this revolutionary technology...

2011

As part of its program to modernize its core communications network, CWS successfully completed the roll out of its new state-of-the-art 3G+ mobile network across Mahe, Praslin and La Digue. 

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2010

iSurf, a Prepaid Wireless Internet is introduced. The service allows wireless access to the internet by means of any wireless-enabled devices such as laptops, mobiles, blackberry, or PDA 

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2008

In 2008, CWS unveils the world's leading wireless solution, BlackBerry®, giving  professionals access to a suite of business applications!

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2006

In April 2006, Cable & Wireless became the first mobile operator to introduce a state-of-the-art network that offered Multimedia Messaging Services (MMS) and Mobile Internet.

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2005

In line with its long-term commitment towards supporting the local community and being responsive to their needs, the company launched the Cable & Wireless Seychelles Foundation in March 2005.

2003

Cable eBill & Cable eDirectory online services were introduced giving customers access to their billing information and directory listings.

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2002

Short Message Service (SMS) was launched, again, revolutionizing the way people communicated within Seychelles and to the outside world.

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1996

Cable & Wireless introduced an intelligent Customer Information System (CIS). This revolutionized our ways of working, improving functionality, reliability and communication within the company.

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1995

A GSM network, which also has fax and data facilities, was introduced for the very first time in Seychelles. This was the dawn of the mobile era.

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1991

In June 1991 the DOMSAT system was inaugurated, bringing the Islands of Coetivy & Desroches into the national network via satellite,  superseding the old and "crackly" HF radio links. 

1989

The phone card service is introduced, beginning with 9 public telephone card booths on Mahe. As the service became popular with both residents and visitors, it was introduced on Praslin, La Digue and later the outer islands...

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1986

The need to transmit documents rapidly over great distances led to the introduction of a telefax service in 1985. This revolutionised the way Seychelles and the rest of the world conducted business.

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1983

Between 1983 and 1986, the telephone system becomes digital! The installation of a new telephone switch made it possible to introduce International Direct Dialling to 75 countries.

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1978

An automatic customer dialled telex service was initiated and provided an essential service particularly for the Business and Government sectors.

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1976

Between 1972 and 1974 larger automatic telephone exchanges were installed on the main islands of Mahe, Praslin and La Digue. 

1971

Having successfully established HF radio links with the outside world via Nairobi and Bahrain, the last submarine telegraph cable was abandoned on 22nd May 1971 after 78 years of service.

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1968

The old Aden telegraph cable laid in 1922 was abandoned on the 31st October 1968, after 46 years of service.

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1967

In the late 1960s, HF radio links were gradually replacing the submarine telegraph cables around the world. In 1967 the first radio links by High Frequency (HF) Radio via Nairobi were established. 

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1954

On the 1st July 1953, an agreement was reached between the Seychelles Government and Cable and Wireless Ltd. to operate a National Telephone System which was inaugurated in 1954.

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1943

CWS was responsible for the first broadcast in Seychelles on 14th June, when Governor W.M. Logan Esq addressed a parade on Gordon Square through the Eastern Telegraph's "Colset" TFS12 transmitter.

1935

Cable & Wireless took over from the Government the running of the Ship-to-Shore wireless system in the Seychelles and was granted a license to operate other radio systems.

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1922

The islands were further linked to the Eastern Telegraph Company's international telegraph network in 1922 when another cable was laid from Aden to Colombo, Ceylon, via the Seychelles. 

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1908

By 1902 the Seychelles telegraph station had become an important Indian Ocean cable relay station and in 1908 the first group of Seychellois cable operators were employed.

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1893

On the 29th March, the Eastern and South African Telegraph Company (our ancestory company) was granted a contract to establish a telegraph cable linking Zanzibar with Seychelles, then Mauritius .