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Update to post on Cuban home Internet
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ETECSA has released the number of Nauta Hogar subscribers outside of Havana: 232 in Pinar del Río, 225 in Holguín, 134 in Guantanamo, 79 in Granma and 142 in Las Tunas. Most of those are 1 or 2 Mbps.

With a reported subscriber count of 600 in Havana, this brings the total number of homes with ADSL connectivity to a little over 1,400. As of 2015, there were 996,063 residential phone lines in Cuba. They clearly can not and should not count on using ADSL to reach the 50% availability level mentioned above.

http://laredcubana.blogspot.com/2017/09/cubas-hopefully-limited-adsl-expansion.html

#Cuba   #Internet   #ETECSA  #ICT4D

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Update to post on Cuban home connectivity
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ETECSA has released details on their recent ADSL expansion. There are answers to 85 frequently asked questions including a list (shown below) of popular councils in which ADSL is available.

ADSL is now available in portions of 16 popular councils in addition to previous availability in Havana and Bayamo. Around 600 homes have subscribed in Havana.

In 2016 there were 764 central offices in Cuba (719 of them digital). I don't know if some central offices serve homes in more than one popular council or if there are some popular councils served by more than one central office, but even with this expansion, ADSL is only available to and affordable by a small portion of Cuban homes.

My guess would be that the central offices that have been upgraded to allow for ADSL are in relatively affluent neighborhoods and many subscribers are businesses or people renting rooms in their homes, but that is just a guess and it would be interesting to see a survey of ADSL subscribers.

http://laredcubana.blogspot.com/2017/09/cubas-hopefully-limited-adsl-expansion.html

#Cuba #Internet #ICT4D #DSL

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Hi guys, I'm new in this community! I've just made this video about Havana. Let me know what you think :)

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Cuba's (hopefully limited) ADSL expansion

Cuba is extending slow, expensive Internet service to homes and businesses in portions of six new cities, but this is only one of several interim, stopgap measures like WiFi parks or El Paquete Semanal.

#Cuba   #Internet   #ETECSA   #ICT4D  

http://laredcubana.blogspot.com/2017/09/cubas-hopefully-limited-adsl-expansion.html

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Google has been accused of being wholly uninterested in the Cuban struggle for free speech and assisting the Castro government -- I don't buy that.

http://laredcubana.blogspot.com/2017/09/fact-checking-recent-news-about-google.html

#Google #Cuba #Internet #ICT4D

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Update to post on Cuba's failure to become an IT outsourcing hub

Inspired by the Nearshore Americas post, Cuban blogger and professor Armando Camacho has written a post on the failure of Cuban outsourcing (in Spanish). He speaks of Cuba's potential as an outsourcing hub, Nearshore Americas' optimism after President Obama's liberal Cuban policy announcement in December 2014 and their disappointment with Cuba's response. As Camacho puts it "nobody likes to get a zero on an exam," and that is the grade he is giving the Cuban government.

http://laredcubana.blogspot.com/2017/08/nearshore-america-throws-in-towel.html

#Cuba #Internet #ICT4D

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Previously optimistic Nearshore Americas has given up on trying to do offshore development and business process outsourcing in Cuba.

http://laredcubana.blogspot.com/2017/08/nearshore-america-throws-in-towel.html

#Cuba #Internet #ICT4D
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