US Network Signs Mobile Roaming Agreement with Cuba
Published on: 13th Nov 2015
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USA based Sprint is the first U.S. wireless carrier to sign a direct roaming agreement with Telecommunications Company of Cuba (ETECSA).
Earlier this year, Sprint launched Sprint Global Roaming and in August launched Sprint Open World, a plan for connectivity in Canada, Mexico and most other countries across Latin America. The agreement signed with ETECSA makes it much more convenient for Sprint customers who plan to work, study or visit family in Cuba.
"As the commercial relationship between the U.S. and Cuba continues to progress, it is expected that the number of travelers to Cuba will increase exponentially," said Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure. "We want to make sure any Sprint customer traveling to Cuba can use their phone the same way as they do in the United States."
Claure made the announcement at a signing ceremony in Havana as part of the U.S.-Cuba Business Council (USCBC) delegation to Cuba.
More than 3 million people from around the world are expected to visit Cuba this year. Within 10 years, that number is projected to grow to more than 5 million.
The USCBC, an advocacy organization housed at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is a formal commitment by the American business community to build a strong and strategic commercial relationship between Cuba and the United States.
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