Cuba counts almost 1M mobile phones at the end of 2010


The number of Cubans using mobile phones was close to 1 million at the end of 2010, up from 621,000 in 2009 and 330,000 in 2008. The numbers, released by the National Statistics Office (Oficina Nacional de Estatísticas – ONE), show the jump almost two years after the government lifted restrictions on mobile telephones.

The report points that few people have a personal computer or Internet access. There were 64 computers and 159 Internet users per 1,000 residents in 2010. Internet access is controlled by government.


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Editor, Americas
Roberta Prescott is responsible for Latin America reporting news and analysis, interviewing key stakeholders. Roberta has worked as an IT and telecommunication journalist since March 2005, when she started as a reporter with InformationWeek Brasil magazine and its website IT Web. In July 2006, Prescott was promoted to be the editor-in-chief, and, beyond the magazine and website, was in charge for all ICT products, such as IT events and CIO awards. In mid-2010, she was promoted to the position of executive editor, with responsibility for all the editorial products and content of IT Mídia. Prescott has worked as a journalist since 1998 and has three journalism prizes. In 2009, she won, along with InformationWeek Brasil team, the press prize 11th Prêmio Imprensa Embratel. In 2008, she won the 7th Unisys Journalism Prize and in 2006 was the editor-in-chief when InformationWeek Brasil won the 20th media award Prêmio Veículos de Comunicação. She graduated in Journalism by the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas, has done specialization in journalism at the Universidad de Navarra (Spain, 2003) and Master in Journalism at IICS – Universidad de Navarra (Brazil, 2010) and MBA – Executive Education at the Getulio Vargas Foundation.