Shell consolidates global communications infrastructure with help from Cable & Wireless

Oct. 11, 2001--Shell Information Technology International B.V. and Cable & Wireless, a global telecommunications group, announced a strategic relationship, signing a three-year contract worth over $250 million.

Oct 11th, 2001

Shell Information Technology International B.V. (SITI BV) and Cable & Wireless (NYSE:CWP), a global telecommunications group, announced a strategic relationship, signing a three-year contract worth over $250 million.

The strategic relationship enables the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies (Shell) to consolidate a series of telecommunications arrangements under a single supplier network in order to improve the management of its global telecommunications, offer a consistent quality of service throughout its global operations and lower costs by an estimated $50 million over the initial three year period.

Cable & Wireless' global data and IP-based infrastructure will provide Shell with a secure, flexible platform on which it can capitalize on new technology and add easily new applications as the business evolves. The services include voice, data and Internet services at an international and national level leveraging Shell's data centers in Houston, The Hague and Kuala Lumpur and third party management services.

About Shell Information Technology International B.V. (SITI BV):

SITI BV is a company within the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies (Group) and is part of its single, global IT community. For more information, visit www.shell.com.

About Cable & Wireless:

Cable & Wireless is a global telecommunications business focused on IP (Internet Protocol) and data services and solutions for business customers. For more information, visit www.cw.com.

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