Chinese firms dominate Cuba IT fair
Wednesday Mar 20, 2013
Havana, March 20 (IANS/EFE) Chinese firms such as Haier, ZTE and Huawei
are the largest contingent at Cuba's 15th International Information
Technology Fair and Convention.
Spain and Italy are also well represented at the event in Havana.
Companies from China are Cuba's "strategic allies" in the
telecommunications sector, the fair's executive secretary, Raul
Bejerano, said during the opening ceremony.
The fair will showcase products and services that contribute to
"technological sovereignty" and to identifying projects favoring
regional integration, he said.
The agenda includes the first International Forum on Digital Television,
an opportunity to share experiences with the China's DTMB digital
Present at the fair's opening was the deputy director of China's
National Development and Reform Commission, Wu Hao, who said Beijing is
"finalizing" the demonstration of DTMB in Havana and will offer Cuba and
other Latin American nations assistance in implementing the standard.