Cuba launches mobile internet

first_imgHome Cuba launches mobile internet ¿Qué apagados de red nos esperan en 2021? Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 17 JUL 2018 Diana Goovaerts Previous ArticleKKR buys into AppLovinNext ArticleXiaomi teases Android One smartphone duo Author Relatedcenter_img Diana is Mobile World Live’s US Editor, reporting on infrastructure and spectrum rollouts, regulatory issues, and other carrier news from the US market. Diana came to GSMA from her former role as Editor of Wireless Week and CED Magazine, digital-only… Read more Verizon 3G shutdown chugs along Vietnam to halt import, production of 2G, 3G handsets 3Gmobile internet Employees at state-run news agencies and embassies in Cuba were among the first to gain access to the internet on their mobile devices, as the country moves ahead with a campaign to make the service available to all subscribers by the end of 2018.Reuters reported the shift marks a stark turnaround from Cuba’s historic practice of severely limiting internet access across the country. However, it noted users will be limited to 3G service and may not necessarily be able to afford access even once it’s widely available.Incumbent operator ETECSA is yet to release a cost schedule for consumers, but Reuters reported it is currently charging embassies and select companies $45 per month for 4GB of data. The average state wage is $30 per month, the outlet added.Nationwide In December 2017, ETECSA president Mayra Arevich Marin said in an interview with YouTube channel CubaHoy the country is aiming to extend internet service to all 5 million mobile phone users by the end of this year.She added the country was also piloting a mobile banking programme which would allow residents to pay for telephone, electricity and water servicesBoth Marin and new Cuban president Miguel Diaz-Canel said the increase in connectivity on the island will be a boon for the people and the country’s economy. Devices last_img read more