Google and Etecsa, a state-run telecom company in Cuba, have signed a deal that’ll result in Google’s services being delivered faster. Cuba is gaining access to the Google Global Cache so that content can be served from servers closer to their location. Internet speed is still limited in the country, but performance should improve for Google’s services.
This deal allows ETECSA to use our technology to reduce latency by caching some of our most popular high bandwidth content like YouTube videos at a local level.
Only a tiny portion of the Cuban population will benefit from this deal since over 90% of citizens don’t have internet access.