Thursday, December 02, 2010

Digital Central to Increase Phone Services in Cuba

Digital Central to Increase Phone Services in Cuba

SAGUA La GRANDE, Villa Clara, Dec 1 (acn) Cuban Telecommunications
Company ETECSA recently finished installing a digital central in Sagua
La Grande that will allow a remarkable increase in the telephone
services in the town, located in the province of Villa Clara.

Cuban News Agency

ETECSA's head of the development department in Villa Clara, Yunieski
Bermudez, told ACN the modern technology has a capacity for 900
landlines that will be used for private clients.

More than half of the central's capacity will be used to change the
alternative wireless services provided to a number of clients (limited
to 400 minutes a month) into regular landlines, said Bermudez, who went
on to explain that the action also looks to make the most of the system.

In addition, more than 400 families will be benefited with the regular
telephone service.

ETECSA is also working in the setting of similar centrals in the town of
Vueltas and a highly populated neighborhood of the city of Santa Clara
known as El Condado.

According to official figures, the number of conventional telephone
lines installed in Villa Clara nearly doubled up from 2004 to the end of
2009, when the company (the only one providing the service in the country)
had 60,000 clients.

In the same period, the telephone service rate for every 100 people grew
from 7.5 to 15.5, showing a steady development in the sector.

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