National Strategy For The Development Of The Infrastructure For
Broadband Connectivity In Cuba / Cuban Government
Posted on June 28, 2015
The document below was obtained and circulated by Carlos Alberto Perez,
a Cuban blogging from Cuba. Carlos Alberto also was the first to
expose last year's cheating scandal related to the university entrance
exams in Cuba, where poorly paid teachers supplemented their wages by
selling students copies of the tests. As of this evening/early morning,
his blog appears to have disappeared. It could be a technical problem,
Following are the first few paragraphs of the document, followed by a
downloadable PDF of the entire document.
NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE FOR
BROADBAND CONNECTIVITY IN CUBA (Source: Cuban Government)
The project of National Strategy for the Development of the
Infrastructure for Broadband Connectivity in Cuba "constitutes the
policy line to follow for the development of the infrastructure that
will serve as support for the implementation of an integral policy for
perfecting computer access in Cuban society."
The fundamental objective of the National Strategy is to organize,
regulate and trace the lines for the integral development of Broadband
in Cuba. Consequently, it will serve as a guide for national entities
and the population, in the development, exploration and utilization of
communication services. The range of the objectives, features and goals
of this strategy will be put into place in the period of 2015 to 2020,
in the framework of a projection up to the year 2030.
The vision of this work is to augment the impact of
telecommunications/information and communications technology (ICT) on
the transformation and modernization of the Cuban economy and society,
through the efficacious and intensive use of new technologies for the
population, the business sector and the institutions of the State and
the Government, within the scope of reasonable security.
The International Union of Telecommunications (IUT) has recommended the
promotion in countries of the development of Broadband as an element
conducive to economic prosperity and an increase in productivity,
proposing goals to be reached by the year 2020, in the framework of the
program "Connecting 2020." More than 160 countries have outlined their
plans or strategies for Broadband.
The Executive Summary that is presented here has been developed from the
original document of 83 pages that details with greater precision the
aspects addressed. The National Strategy has been outlined by a Working
Group chaired by Mincom with the participation of agencies of the
Central Administration of the State.
The final version was submitted for consultation to 48 national bodies,
agencies and entities, and they took into account the 46 criteria issued
during the process.
Definition of Broadband for Cuba.
Broadband is defined as the technology of transmission of data that
permits the download of content, data, voice and video, including
simultaneously, with a capacity of connection of at least 256 kb/s.
Broadband in Cuba should evolve in the period 2020-2030, foreseeing an
Advanced Broadband in 2025 (2048 kb/s of download) and Total Broadband
in 2030 (10 mb/s of download).
Guidelines 116, 118, 131, 223 and 226 for the economic and social policy
of the Party and the Revolution establish the development of the
necessary infrastructure for the sustainable development of the country,
the process of computerization of society and technological sovereignty.
Objective No. 52 of the First National Conference of the Communist Party
reaffirms the need for approval of the ICT, as a tool for the
development of knowledge, the economy and political and ideological
The entire document can be downloaded here.
Many thanks to Regina Anavy for her translation of it.
Source: National Strategy For The Development Of The Infrastructure For
Broadband Connectivity In Cuba / Cuban Government | Translating Cuba -