‘Curious’ Cuban net cable has activated, researchers say

A high-speed fibre-optic cable connecting Cuba to the global internet appears to have finally been activated, monitoring experts have said.Cubans currently rely on satellite connections – which are expensive and slow – to get online.But the cable, which has been in place since 2011, has shown the first signs of activity, Renesys said.Curiously, researchers noted traffic via the cable seemed only to be flowing into the country, not out of it.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21120786Also see:Cuba turns on submarine internet cable, but just for one-way traffic [IDG]
A change in Internet traffic patterns over the past week suggests that Cuba may have turned on a fiber-optic submarine cable that links it to the global Internet via Venezuela, according to Internet routing analysis company Renesys.Renesys noticed that the Spanish telecommunications company TelefA3nica began routing Internet traffic to Cuba’s state telecommunications company, Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba S.A. (ETECSA), wrote Doug Madory, senior research engineer.

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