For over 114 years Sure South Atlantic (formally Cable and Wireless) has been providing connectivity to countries throughout the world via their national and international telecoms networks.
Today, Sure South Atlantic Limited is licensed by the St Helena Government to provide international public telecommunications services to the Island of St Helena.
Sure continues to invest in the network infrastructure on St Helena and our international satellite links, enabling us to offer robust, high quality communication services for both residential and business customers.
In April 2013, we were acquired by the Batelco Group, a major communications company with direct and indirect investments across 14 jurisdictions including the Middle East and North Africa.
To underpin the important changes to our business, with effect from 15th July 2013 we changed our name from Cable & Wireless South Atlantic Ltd to Sure South Atlantic Limited. Sure International is the corporate division of the business, enabling companies that operate in the islands to reliably and efficiently connect and transact with their global partners.
As of 1 January 2017, Sure's operations in the Channel Islands and Isle of Man and in the South Atlantic and Diego Garcia started to be managed as one group, headquartered in Guernsey. Ian Kelly, who was CEO of Sure's South Atlantic and Diego Garcia operations for the previous three years, and has been a Batelco Group Executive since 2007, was appointed CEO of the expanded group.
This marks the start of an exciting new phase for our business, as we join an international organisation which is committed to delivering value and unsurpassed customer service.
Serving the communities where Sure operates is at the heart of the Company’s approach. Sure is committed to behaving in an ethical and socially responsible manner.
Our Owners - The Batelco Group
Listed on the Bahrain Bourse and with a history dating back 150 years, Batelco Group provides Sure with a stable and secure foundation from which to continue making major investments in the Channel Islands, Isle of Man and in the South Atlantic and Diego Garcia.
Batelco Group’s values align closely with our own at Sure, focusing on the delivery of innovation, value and excellent customer service, making Batelco and Sure, ideal communications partners.
At the end of 2017, Batelco had over 9.4 million customers, a number which will have increased considerably following the acquisition of Sure and several other telcos in April 2013.
For the full year 2017, Batelco Group reported Revenue of BD379.4M (GBP730.2M) and Operating Profit of BD66.4M (GBP127.7M).