T-Mobile Closes New Deal with Cuba
The American telecommunications company T-Mobile announced yesterday that they had signed an agreement for interconnection and roaming with the Cuban Telecommunications Enterprise (ETECSA). This agreement will allow greater communication between the US and Cuba and should allow an improvement in prices of voice calls as well as text messaging and roaming for those visiting the island, starting this summer.
According to the company, more than a third (36.6%) of wireless customers with Cuban descent are customers of T-Mobile more than AT&T and three times that of Verizon.
On February 20, 2015, it was news that the first US telecommunications company, IDT, had managed to obtain an agreement to establish direct communications between Cuba and the United States. By the fall, Verizon became the first cellular company that signed an agreement with ETECSA for roaming. In November SPRINT was added to the list of companies that signed another agreement with the Cuban company.