Reports for Cuba
Telecommunications Reports for Cuba
Cuba Telecommunications Market Reports - Overview and Statistics
Cuba occupies the very last place in Latin America for both mobile phone and Internet penetration, and is fifth from the last in fixed-line teledensity.
The government has blamed the embargo for the country’s poor telecom development, as the difficult relationship with the USA prevented the implementation of submarine fibre-optic cables; thus, Cuba has had to rely almost exclusively on satellites for international connectivity.
But Cubans cannot legally buy a computer or subscribe to an ISP without having a government permit. Mobile rates are prohibitive for the vast majority of Cubans. Etecsa, controlled 73% by the government and 27% by Telecom Italia, holds a monopoly in both fixed and mobile services. It offers GSM, TDMA, and AMPS services through its subsidiary Cubacel. See summary and table of contents
Caribbean Telecoms Market Overview and Statistics
Almost all Caribbean countries offer a full range of telecom services, despite being characterised by small markets in terms of population. Liberalisation agreements have been reached in most countries.
The major mobile players are the incumbent Cable & Wireless and Digicel which, in June 2005, agreed to acquire all the Caribbean operations of Cingular Wireless. The region’s mobile subscriber base is concentrated in the hands of these two major players, with only a few smaller companies edging their way into the newly liberalised markets.
This Paul Budde report provides an overview of the Caribbean’s telecom sector accompanied by relevant statistics and a brief profile of the major players.See report table of contents
Cuba in the Wikipedia
Cuban history, politics, map, geography, economy,
demography, full information and links.
Cuba in the CIA Factbook
Cuban information about the economy, geography, government,
population, communications, military and transnational issues.
BBC Cuba Profile
Up to date resume about country leaders, history, main events,
map, flag, geography, news, politics and media links.
Cuba e-Government Page
The Government of Cuba portal, with many useful links.
Cuba Globalis Page
Cuba statistics for agriculture, climate, economy, education, environment,
gender equality, health, human development, population, technology, and water.
Broadband and Consumer E-Commerce in Cuba
June 2013 Review
E-commerce in Cuba is not developed.