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Text messaging service launched as telecom in Cuba grows

Text messaging service launched as telecom in Cuba grows

Calling and text messaging between the U.S. and Cuba can be expensive and cumbersome, but a new Fort Lauderdale company is working to make communications cheaper and simpler. SMS Cuba is the latest venture of telecom entrepreneur Frank S. Caruso, 49, who also runs a data center in West Palm Beach called Cloud South. His new text-messaging service uses his data center as a base, slashing costs for start-up and operations of his new business. Caruso has been following telecom in Cuba since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 and began pushing the island to start opening its state-controlled economy. He had seen telecom markets boom in eastern Germany after the Berlin Wall fell in 1989 and...

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