More than a million Cubans connect to Internet through 4G

Jun 01, 2020

by OnCuba Staff

More than a million Cubans have connected to the Internet through the 4G network of the Cuban Telecommunications Enterprise S.A. (ETECSA), said Hilda Arias, the entity’s commercial vice president.

According to Arias, so far more than 3.7 million mobile Internet services have been activated on the island, although she acknowledged that the price remains high, Cubadebate reported.

The price reduction is a “constant demand” from ETECSA’s clients, and “although it is not enough, ever since 2013, when the navigation rooms began, they have been decreasing as offers have expanded and diversified,” said the vice president, quoted by the source.

For his part, the firm’s vice president for investments, Luis Iglesias, explained that in 2019 ETECSA executed investments “only comparable to the beginnings of the company.”

As part of the mobile data Internet expansion program, 682 new third generation (3G) and 497 4G network radio bases were installed, with which mobile Internet coverage exceeds 75% of the Cuban territory, according to data provided by ETECSA executives.

In the midst of the health crisis caused in Cuba by COVID-19, and as a result of the confinement measures, there has been a 90% increase in the traffic of the cell network.

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