Cuba signs deal with Google to speed up access to its services

A lot has happened since President Obama announced that Google would work with Cuba to speed up its internet. There’s a new president in waiting and Fidel Castro has passed away, but the pledge to boost the country’s connectivity is moving along thanks to a new agreement between the search giant and Cuba’s national telecommunications company ETECSA.

As part of the deal, Google will install servers on the island, allowing ETECSA to locally cache and serve the most popular high-bandwidth content, like YouTube videos. This reduces latency, giving Cubans who already have access to internet a better quality of service.

Over the past couple of years, Google has launched a number of its products in Cuba, including Chrome, Google Analytics and its Play Store. Its most recent deal will help those with internet access enjoy more content but it won’t improve Cuba’s aging infrastructure or increase the number of people going online, at least not right now.

Source: Google Blog

Source: Engadget - Read the full article here

Author: Daily Tech Whip

This article is part of our 'News Tiles' service. The site is currently in Beta. When it is fully operational you will be able to search through and arrange the 'Tiles' to display a keyword, product or technology over your chosen time period. For example you would be able to display all of the leading tech articles on the new Kindle Fire, in one spot in real time. You will also have access to our own original reporting and analysis as well as a polished place to post your own thoughts & reviews here, amongst the Daily Tech Whip Community. Please let us know if you have any feedback via the contact form or via Twitter. Don't forget to come back next week and see our full site and claim your name and your own free tech blog.

Share This Post On