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Report: Cuba using undersea fiber-optic cable

Report: Cuba using undersea fiber-optic cable

A new report says Cuba appears to have finally switched on an undersea fiber-optic cable nearly two years after its arrival.
Internet analysis firm Renesys says Cuba seems to have begun using the ALBA-1 cable on Jan. 14.
Until now the island's Internet service has been through satellite links, which are slower than hard-wired fiber-optic connections.
The report says routing data showed significantly faster traffic to the country starting a week ago. But it concludes that the cable is being used only for incoming traffic, with outgoing data traveling via satellite.
Cuban officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment Monday.
Renesys posted its report Sunday.


Updated : 2021-01-24 15:05 GMT+08:00