ETECSA Takes Action Against Illegal Use of Its Telecommunication Services

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Since approximately February 14th there has been somewhat of a disruption in services to Cuba via SMS text messages.  One might have suspected Valentine’s Day and the abundance of messages of love flowing between Cuba and the rest of world that day, but this is not the case.  The following offers a full explanation of what is happening.  It appears that ETECSA, like any other corporation, is fighting back the fraudulent use of its servers which is costing the company about $6M US annually. ETECSA has also filed a complaint with the international telecom security organization FIINA.  None of the companies which are illegally using the telecom services have agreements with ETECSA.  ETECSA has signed Direct Interconnection Agreements for international voice traffic with “39 of…




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