Google Suggests That Cuba Jump Directly to Mobile Connections / 14ymedio

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14ymedio biggerGoogle suggests that Cuba jump directly to mobile phones and tablets without passing through the stage of wired connections, according to comments made this Monday by a representative of the firm to OnCuba.

Two Google directors, Brett Perlmutter, of Google Ideas, and Brehanna Zwart, of Google Access & Energy, traveled to Havana in a business delegation just days after the Cuban government’s strategy to connect at least 50% of the households in the Island to the Internet by 2020 was leaked.

“Cuba has a great opportunity to jump right into mobile infrastructure without going all the way through hardwiring, as African countries are doing,” Perlmutter told OnCuba.

Company representatives would not confirm to the magazine if Google presented a proposal to the Cuban government to participate in the infrastructure, as several US publications reported last weekend.