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Question 1: In December 2005 Cable & Wireless cancelled its ________ programme, voluntarily delisting from the New York Stock Exchange.
German public banksInvestment bankingAmerican Depositary ReceiptNational bank

Question 2: The company remains the main fixed-line provider in the ________, Cayman Islands, Panama, Macau, Maldives, Monaco, Seychelles, the Falkland Islands, St.

Question 3: The company had a virtual monopoly amongst the colonies in the ________ region.
CaribbeanAmericasNorth AmericaLatin America

Question 4: It is also the main supplier of communication in the British South Atlantic, including Saint Helena and the ________.
Cayman IslandsBermudaFalkland IslandsAnguilla

Question 5: It was awarded the 1996 Worldaware Business Award[22] for its long term commitment to developing Cable links in the Pacific region (especially ________, Vanuatu, Tonga and the Solomon Islands).
MalaysiaNauruFijiSamoa

Question 6: C&W also bought ________ in the UK, providing it with an LLU network as well as a consumer broadband Internet service provider.
The Carphone WarehouseTalkTalkArgos (retailer)Orange United Kingdom

Question 7: In 1998 ________ and WorldCom merged to create MCI WorldCom, the company's existing US subsidiary Cable and Wireless USA, Inc.
AT&TAmerican Telephone & TelegraphMCI CommunicationsSprint Nextel

Question 8: In 1979 the Conservative Party government led by ________ began privatising the nationalised industries, and the history as a private company made Cable and Wireless an early candidate.
Winston ChurchillHarold MacmillanRonald ReaganMargaret Thatcher

Question 9: The company was also the main fixed line operator in ________ until the sale of Hong Kong Telecom to PCCW.
PhilippinesMacauHong KongUnited States

Question 10: In the mid-1980s, it became the first company in the UK to offer an alternative telephone service to ________ (via subsidiary Mercury Communications, merged into C&W in 1997).
BurberryVodafoneBT GroupBritish Sky Broadcasting







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