ETECSA to extend Nauta Hogar to seven municipalities in Havana

ETECSA to extend Nauta Hogar to seven municipalities in HavanaHAVANA, Oct 15 (ACN) The Nauta Hogar service will be available in certain areas of seven municipalities in Havana by the end of October, said Amarelys Rodríguez Sánchez, project leader at the Telecommunications Company of Cuba (ETECSA).

The specialist explained that the provision will reach specific areas of 12 popular councils, selected by the technical conditions of telephone networks for data transmission.

It will benefit a part of the popular councils Cathedral, in Old Havana; and The Sites, in Centro Habana; sectors of Great Bridges, Plaza and Ramp, in Plaza de la Revolución; of Alamar Alturas and Campo Florido, in Havana of the East; of Dolores Veracruz, in San Miguel del Padrón; of Versailles Coronela and Balcony Arimao, in the Lisa; and Miramar and Almendares Enlargement, in Playa, advertisement.

Rodríguez Sánchez said that the intention was to begin with the extension of the service since September, but due to the damages caused by Hurricane Irma, it was necessary to postpone it.

On the popular councils Catedral and Plaza Vieja in Old Havana, where the pilot test was conducted from the end of 2016 until the first months of this year, said that there are more than 600 contracted customers, out of the 868 who participated in the project.

He recalled that the company took advantage of that period to adjust the technical and commercial elements that now allow to extend the experience.

From the survey application we learned about user concerns, mainly related to the tariffs, the possibility of acquiring wireless equipment for the connection and obtaining more help information on the Nauta portal, he revealed.

Based on this, the relationship between prices and connection speed was modified, for which the user pays, ie, if previously for 15 pesos in freely convertible currency (cuc) it contracted a bandwidth of 256 kilobytes per second ( kb / s), today for that same price gets a megabyte (mb / s), clarified.

Odalys Rodríguez del Toro, director of the Havana Division of ETECSA, clarified that the entity assumed the commitment to allow access to Nauta Hogar from at least one area of ​​each municipality, which will occur gradually.

We are studying the rest of the territories of the province to identify those with better technical conditions in the network, that allow to offer a service of quality, stated the directive.

The possibility of accessing the Internet from Nauta Hogar, Wi-Fi hotspots, navigation rooms and state entities, responds to the national policy of promoting computerization of Cuban society.

As ETECSA has announced, they are working on creating the infrastructure so that, in the near future, the population can navigate the network of networks from cell phones.