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[January 22, 2013]

Telefonica: 'No involvement' with Cuba cable

(Associated Press Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) HAVANA -- Spanish telecom Telefonica SA is denying that it provides Internet routing service to Cuba via an undersea fiber-optic cable.

The denial comes in response to a recent report by a company that analyzes global Internet traffic patterns. The report noted faster data traffic to the island beginning last week via Telefonica and concluded that it meant Cuba was finally using the fiber-optic cable strung from Venezuela nearly two years ago.


But the Spanish company said in a brief statement on Tuesday that while it provides service to Cuban state-run phone company ETECSA, it has "no involvement" with the cable.

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