Cuba is one of the countries that have the most restricted and world-wide internet access to the world. And it's likely that it will be a longer period. And, despite Cubans having the internet access to the internet from a mobile phone, Thursday, which has been part of the daily life of people in many countries. Do Cubans, you can have access to this technology to & # 39; means a very high cost, even using a month's total salary.
"From 6 December, we started the internet service from mobile phones," said Mayra Arevich, president of the Etecsa state telecommunications company, who has a monopoly on the service. Etecsa had made a number of 3G exams in the last few months, but the final test was completed at the beginning of September and offered free access for 72 hours to 1.5 million users , which ended due to "connecting and difficult problems" of voice and data services, due to the "impartiality" of part of the network, according to its company.
Former president of Etecsa, Tania Velázquez, clarified that only 3G (Third Generation) technology users who were first introduced in 2001 were able to receive the service.
At this time, most of the nations in Latin America changed to 4G (Fourth Genealogy).
The officer explained that the new mobile service service service for its downloadable download pack of 600 megabits (MB) to & # 39; monthly cost of 7 convertible pesos (CUC, equivalent to 7 dollars). In an access case to the free internet connection with 1 gigabit (GB) it will cost 10 CUC (10 dollars), if it is 2.5 GB up to 20 CUC (20 dollars) and who is The maximum package, of 4 GB, can pay 30 CUC (30 dollars).
It is an average salary in Cuba for public workers (87% of the population working) 30 dollars a month. That is, which equals what the package with more capacity would cost.
By the end of 2016, Cuba introduced an agreement with Google to fasten the content of the US online content faster.
But access to the internet has not been improved on the island since then: it is still limited, slow and expensive for families. Most residents only have a choice to connect to a public Wi-Fi website, and paid before.
Communications Minister Jorge Luis Perdomo said he is one of the most important challenges in the IT sector and telecommunications in Cuba. including 4G technology to reduce congestion, and allow for greater accessibility and its accessibility; service fee.