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Cuba - Telecoms Mobile and Broadband - Analyses and Statistics Product Image

Cuba - Telecoms Mobile and Broadband - Analyses and Statistics

  • Published: March 2014
  • Region: Cuba
  • 19 Pages
  • Paul Budde Communication Pty Ltd
New Submarine Cable The Key To International Internet Connectivity

New submarine cable the key to international internet connectivity

BuddeComm's Cuba - Telecoms, Mobile, and Broadband report profiles the fixed-line, mobile and internet markets in the Caribbean's largest country. It includes state statistical market data for 2011 as well as developments to February 2014.

Cuba still has the lowest mobile phone and internet penetration rates in the region, and is also among the lowest for fixed-line teledensity. Fixed-line and mobile services remain a monopoly of the government-controlled Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba (Etecsa Cubacel).

There remains substantial state control over the right to own and use certain communications services, including the right to access the internet. Whilst the Obama administration has recently relaxed some of the embargo rules pertaining to telecom services, differences between US and Cuban pricing rules effectively preclude US operators from operating in Cuba. Although Raul Castro has made it clear that he will be reducing the size of Cuban state expenditure in favour of private participation in the economy, the genuine liberalisation of Cuba's telecom sector is expected to be hampered slowly READ MORE >

1. Executive summary
2. Key statistics
3. Country overview
4. Telecommunications market
4.1 Overview of Cuba's telecom market
5. Regulatory environment
6. Fixed network operator in Cuba
6.1 Empresa de Telecomunicaciones del Cuba SA (Etecsa)
7. Telecommunications infrastructure
7.1 National telecom network
7.2 International infrastructure
7.2.1 Submarine cable networks
7.2.2 Satellite networks
8. Internet market
8.1 Overview
8.1.1 Internet statistics
9. Digital TV
10. Mobile communications
10.1 Overview of Cuba's mobile market
10.1.1 Mobile statistics
10.2 Major mobile operators
10.2.1 ETECSA
11. Related reports
Table 1 – Country statistics Cuba – 2012 (e)
Table 2 – Telephone network statistics – 2012 (e)
Table 3 – Internet provider statistics – 2012
Table 4 – Internet user statistics – 2012 (e)
Table 5 – Mobile statistics – 2012 (e)
Table 6 – National telecommunications authority
Table 8 – Internet users and penetration rate – 1998 - 2014
Table 10 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2000 - 2014
Chart 1 – Fixed lines in service and teledensity – 2000 - 2012
Chart 2 – Internet users and penetration rate – 2000 - 2014
Chart 3 – Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 2002 - 2014
Exhibit 1 – Submarine cable network connects Cuba and Venezuela

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