Cuba legalizes private Wi-Fi, importation of routers

HAVANA , May 29th (EFE) Cuba announced on Wednesday that it will allow the creation of wired or wireless private data transmission networks, until now banned in the country, and will allow the import of transmission equipment hitherto banned, state media reported.The measures – contained in two resolutions of the Ministry of Communications published today in the Official Gazette – will come into force on July 29 to “order private data networks and high-speed wireless systems at 2.4 GHz and 5 Ghz “, explained the director of Regulations of the Mincom, Wilfredo López, quoted by the newspaper Juventud Rebelde.

The island, until recently one of the most disconnected countries in the world, develops at an accelerated pace a computerization process that in the last two years has included the authorization of internet access from homes and the enabling of 3G service in mobile phones .