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An autocrat's dream -- ETECSA will favor selected content and service providers and Cuba's national intranet.

http://laredcubana.blogspot.com/2018/06/cubas-forthcoming-3g-pricing-model.html

#Cuba   #Internet   #ICT4D   #ETECSA  #donaldtrump

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Update to post on the distribution of LAN-based content in Cuba (and elsewhere)
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Teaching material or other content can also be bundled with low-cost server hardware. In this example, a handheld $30 server creates a WiFi LAN and serves medical information in South Asia. The same hardware could be used to deliver other content, like Wikipedia in Spanish.

http://laredcubana.blogspot.com/2016/03/teaching-material-for-cuba-el-paquete.html

#ICT4d #Cuba #Internet #ICT4D #RaspberryPi

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Initial measurements of the Cuban street network, SNET, and the possibility of legitimizing it and other citizen-driven efforts

#Cuba #Internet #SNET
http://laredcubana.blogspot.com/2017/11/data-on-snet-and-few-suggestions-for.html

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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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Cuban professors begin receiving Celeron-based laptops
http://laredcubana.blogspot.com/2017/08/laptops-for-cuban-professors.html

The Haier laptops are being assembled in Cuba. The first machines have low-end specs and no WiFi, but will be better for content creation than tablets or phones.

#Cuba #Internet #ICT4d
Laptops for Cuban professors
Laptops for Cuban professors
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Cuba's annual ICT statistics report is out. Network users and mobile accounts are up substantially but the rate of increase is about half that of last year.

http://laredcubana.blogspot.com/2017/08/cuban-ict-statistics-report-for-2016.html

#Cuba #Internet #ICT4D #ETECSA

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Havana in black and white. Photo gallery of Havana.
Havana in Black and White
Havana in Black and White
cubabusinessreport.com

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Update to post on Cuban 3G mobile
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Determining whether your smartphone is compatible with Cuban 3G

Tu Android, the Cuba Android community blog, has a post on determining whether your smartphone is compatible with Cuban 3G. The post begins with an overview of the requirements and lists compatible phones sold by ETECSA and the Blu phones that are compatible. Evidently, that was not enough, because there are currently 316 comments in which users are helping each other out.

The comments are reminiscent of the early PC hobby days in the US -- questions and answers are coming from uncertain users and expert hackers. As the Tu Android tagline reads -- "this is a family, not a blog." (I am naively hopeful that Cuban culture may produce a unique Internet from which we can all learn).

If you are a Cuban and not sure whether your phone can or can be altered to use the 3G network or are not sure why you cannot connect (evidently ETECSA is rolling out activations over time) check out the post and the comments -- ask the family.

http://laredcubana.blogspot.com/2017/06/questions-about-cubas-3g-mobile.html

#Cuba #Internet #Mobile #3G #ETECSA

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Update to post on Chinese investment in Cuban Internet infrastructure
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David Crosswell points out that China has been active in other parts of the Cuban economy as have the Russians and Iranians and provides links to several examples in his comments on this post.

Cuba, given its proximity, is critical to our national security -- a lesson we learned during the Cuban missile crisis. Trump should think about "unvetted" Iranians 90 miles from Florida.

http://laredcubana.blogspot.com/2015/09/cuban-infrastructure-investment-china.html

#Cuba #China #Huawei
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