Etecsa announces Internet service on mobile phones is”very close”

Etecsa announces Internet service on mobile phones is"very close"HAVANA, May 23 Etecsa confirmed that it expects to provide connectivity services to the Internet through mobile phones soon, but did not indicate the date of the service’s entry into operation.

An official of the company said in the televised space Round Table that they already have everything ready for the start-up of this service in a “very close date”.

“For us it is a work priority, we already have all the infrastructure, the platforms and the fundamental nodes of the network, as well as more than 1400 radio bases throughout the country, of them more than 520 radiating 3G coverage”.

He added that “the capital is almost completely covered with technology 3 like all the provincial capitals and we continue to advance with this coverage throughout the country.”

“We have created all the technical conditions to provide a service with quality and safety, which has been one of the important premises that we always address. That is why we ratify that at a fairly close date we will announce the day on which we will initiate the service and explain the prices and offers. “

The Etecsa official announced that the company will begin to disseminate messages so that Cubans get the most out of this technology.

“In the coming days we will start sharing useful tips related to the best use of the cellular network, tell how to use the best times when there is no congestion, the best coverage areas, and how to best use the cell phones we have today. disposition, which have their characteristics and complexities. “

The director of the entity, Mayra Arevich, revealed last year that they were working to provide this service and since then the company has ensured that it continues to deploy the necessary infrastructure for its operation.

In 2017, almost 300 radio bases were installed in the Caribbean nation that were added to those that already existed in the country to complete the figure of 400. It is expected that when this service comes into force more than 1 million Cubans will have access to the Internet through of the mobile.