Saturday, March 29, 2008

Cuba - telecommunications

Cuba will Expand Telecommunications Services
see also ETECSA

Cuba will begin a development program in the sector of telecommunications in the next years that will contribute to the increase and improvement of services to the population.

In a note published by the Granma and Juventud Rebelde newspapers on Friday, the Cuban Telecommunications Company S.A. (ETECSA) explains that these investments will be possible thanks to credits and technologies facilitated by friendly countries.

It points out that priority will be given to municipalities with low telephone density and settlements with more than 300 people that still do not have telephone service.

In addition, ETECSA announces that it will offer the mobile phone service to the population through personal contracts.

According to the note, ETECSA will soon announce the procedures that Cuban nationals should follow to obtain the ownership of mobile phone lines, which until now they have obtained indirectly, and also the beginning of the new contracts.

This service will be offered in convertible currency (CUC) in order to defray the development of cable connectivity and to facilitate the introduction of new services in national currency.

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