By PR Newswire
TeleCuba Communications, Inc. (“TeleCuba”) announced today that it has retainedÂ Wiley ReinÂ to represent the Company in all its telecommunications regulatory matters.
Wiley ReinÂ has the largest communications law practice in the country — whatÂ TheÂ New York Times has described as the “brand name” of communications law. The firm employs over 275 attorneys, 40 of which are devoted full-time to the communications practice, which encompasses virtually all aspects of federal, state and international laws governing the telecommunications, Internet and media industries.
“We look forward toÂ Wiley Rein's leadership in helping us with regulatory issues involving our telecommunications services between the U.S. andÂ Cuba,” saidÂ Luis G. Coello, President & CEO of TeleCuba, who heads the 15-year-old firm based inÂ Miami.
In October of 2009, TeleCuba was granted the license by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to install the first subsea fiber-optic cable between the U.S. andÂ Cuba; the cable will originate inÂ Key West, Florida, and terminate in Cojimar,Â Cuba. Construction of the cable is anticipated to begin in the fourth quarter of 2011. Coello said the planned fiber-optic cable would eliminate the low-quality satellite communication between the U.S. andÂ Cuba. TeleCuba is still awaiting final approval from the Cuban government for the cable project.
TeleCuba also plans to introduce the first U.S.-based cellular service that has the ability to roam inÂ Cuba. The company will also offer direct text messaging services from the U.S. toÂ Cuba. TeleCuba was granted the license that allows for their U.S.-based cell phones to roam inÂ CubaÂ by the U.S. Department of the Treasury in October of 2009. TeleCuba also possesses the only cellular roaming agreement between the U.S. andÂ Cuba.
Wiley ReinÂ clients include established companies and new entrants providing telecommunications, Internet, media and satellite and earth station services throughout the world as well as major trade associations, equipment manufacturers and governments. Operating through a wide circle of contacts both inÂ the United StatesÂ and in regulatory and commercial bodies abroad, the firm helps clients such as TeleCuba shape the rapidly changing landscape that governs the provision of international telecommunications services today.
TeleCuba is a 15-year-old facilities-based international service provider located inÂ MiamiÂ with extensive telecommunications experience between the U.S. andÂ Cuba. The Company has been issued multiple U.S. Department of the Treasury and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) licenses to provide satellite-based communications services directly from the U.S. toÂ Cuba. It also holds the only U.S. license to connect the U.S. andÂ CubaÂ with a high-capacity fiber-optic cable. For more information on TeleCuba Communications, Inc., go to:Â http://www.TeleCuba.com.