By SubTel Forum

Jamaica was the last link in the connection of an undersea fiber optic cable linking this island to Venezuela, Cuba as part of a project to increase technological development.  According to an Escambray article, the cable arrived in the town of Ocho Rios in the parish of St. Ann, after began to be laid on January 21 in the Venezuelan zone of La Guaira and 19 days later reached the city of Santiago in Cuba, going from there to Jamaica.

Jamaican authorities; the Venezuelan minister of technologies and intermediate industries, Ricardo Menendez, and other diplomats in Kingston attended the ceremony for the arrival of the cable.  It is expected that the cable will have energy in June to interconnect the three countries, representing an important advance in the telecommunications sector.

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