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ETECSA to Launch Internet Today on Mobile Phones

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Cuba’s telecommunication company ETECSA has announced that internet data services will be available on all mobile phones as of December 6.  However, many people found they were able to access the internet yesterday evening via their cellular phones. The new service benefits from the recently completed 3G network and is a further step in improvements to the mobile telephone infrastructure following the launch of the internet home access in 2017 and the creation of public wifi zones started in 2013.  Cuba will have opened up more than 1200 Wi-Fi hotspots by the end of this year. However, internet access remains limited due to infrastructural reasons, difficulties created by the U.S. embargo, and by the high cost of telephone and data connection services. ETECSA is selling…

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