Google and ETECSA Sign an MOU

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Cuba’s telecommunications company Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba S.A. (ETECSA) and the American company Google have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The MOU will commence negotiations for an Internet traffic exchange service agreement (“peering”) to improve access to internet content. The MOU will be implemented when the technical conditions will permit it. The agreement falls in line with ETECSA’s strategy for internet development and the need to increase internet access on the Caribbean island. It follows agreements on internet access previously signed with Google in 2016 and enacted since April 2017. In the past, Internet access was largely only available in tourist hotels and resorts since 2013. However, since then, Cuba has been implementing the internet on a widespread basis via internet WifI zones…




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