Direct telephone links between Cuba and US re-established

  • A direct telephone link between Cuba and the US has been established for the first time since 2000, the state-controlled telecommunications firm of Cuba has said.

    To begin with, the link will only be for phone calls, the firm Etecsa said. Till now telephone calls would pass through a third nation, making them quite expensive.

    The agreement between the two countries comes after December’s announcement that diplomatic ties would be renewed.

    Etecsa said that the re-establishment of phone links between the two countries will help provide “better infrastructure and better communications quality”.

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