Telecoms news from Cuba
Cuba's Ministry of Informatics and Communications (MIC) has announced substantial reductions in the cost of voice calls and SMS by the country's monopoly mobile network operator, Etecsa. ...more.
The number of mobile phones in Cuba had passed the one million mark at the end of last year, the country's National Statistics Office said in a report, ...more.
ETECSA, Cuba's state telecommunications company, is predicting that the number of wireless subscribers on the island will exceed 1 million by the end of this year. ...more.
Cuba says US ruling loosening Internet services to island meant to aid 'subversion' ...more.
A senior Google executive welcomed on Tuesday a U.S. decision to relax restrictions on exporting Internet communications services to Iran, Sudan and Cuba. ...more.
US Treasury allows export of online communications services to Iran, Cuba and Sudan ...more.
A small Miami-based company said the U.S. government has given it permission to lay the first optical communications fiber from the U.S. to Cuba. That could drastically cut the cost of calling the island nation and make the Internet more accessible to Cubans. ...more.
Cuba criticized Microsoft on Friday for blocking its Messenger instant messaging service on the island and in other countries under U.S. sanctions, calling it yet another example of Washington's "harsh" treatment of Havana. ...more.
Cuba is a blank spot on the Internet map, the only country in the Western Hemisphere that lacks a fiber-optic connection to the rest of the world. ...more.
The US government has announced plans to lift some of the export restrictions on US firms dealing with Cuba - which includes telecommunications equipment sales. ...more.
Cuba's sole mobile phone network, ETECSA says that its subscriber base has surged by 60% to reach nearly half a million customers after the government relaxed the conditions for private citizens to buy mobile phones. ...more.
Cuba's telephone monopoly Etecsa is cutting the cost of activating a cellular phone from $120 to about $65 â€” a move that could put the once-restricted devices in the hands of more ordinary citizens. ...more.
A mistake on the Motorola website had suggested that the company is selling products to Cuba, Iran, Syria, and Sudan - which are prohibited by US law, and resulted in a letter from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) seeking clarification. ...more.
Cuba's Telecommunications Company (ETECSA) has announced that it is to expand its cellphone coverage in a road linking several eastern provinces. ...more.
Americans will be able to send mobile phones to relatives in Cuba under a new policy designed to challenge the nascent reforms of Cuban leader Raul Castro. ...more.
Cuba's telephone monopoly says 7,400 new cell phone accounts have been contracted in the 10 days since all Cubans were allowed to sign up for service. ...more.
Lines stretched for blocks outside phone centers Monday as the government allowed ordinary Cubans to sign up for cellular phone service for the first time. ...more.
Cubans who learned last week that they will be allowed to own cell phones got a bonus Wednesday, with news that the mobile connections will allow them to reach overseas friends and relatives in the U.S. and beyond. ...more.
Cuba's new president has authorized Cubans to officially get mobile phones, until now mainly reserved for foreigners and government staff, the state telecommunications company announced Friday. ...more.
Representatives of telecoms firms in Cuba, Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua are meeting to discuss the legal aspects of creating a telecoms firm to serve their markets, Andean newspapers reported. ...more.