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Cuba starts to access the Internet on mobile phones

Andrea Rodriguez, Associated Press

Thursday, December 4, 2018 10:00 PM EST

Last Updated on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 10:23 PM EST

HAVANA – Cuba was one of the last countries to offer such services at night on Tuesday night, informing its citizens that they would provide full access to their mobile phones at the beginning of this week.

President of Cuban state telecoms ETECSA, Maira Arevich, said the Cubans would be launching their 3G service on Thursday for the first time.

Until now Cuban countries have access to their state e-mail accounts on their phones.

The Cuban government created the 3G network on the islands of the island, and some tourists, Cuban authorities and foreign businessmen were able to reach it for several years.

The Communist-controlled island has one of the lowest in the world of Internet use, but after the pressure by President Barack Obama and Raul Castro in 2014, it is expanding rapidly. The president denied the dual relations of Donald Trump.

Internet access in the Cuban House in 2017 and hundreds of public Wi-Fi hotspots were opened in parks and squares around the country.

The new service cost is about 10 cents per megabyte, with packages up to about $ 600 megabytes up to about $ 4 gigabytes.

These rates approximate global standards, but are not available for most Cubans, who receive about $ 30 a month on a monthly basis.

In 2012, Cuba opted for optical and optical communications to Venezuela, allowing the island to overcome slow and expensive satellite communications. Then, a slow process that allows citizens to access the online regime has begun.

The government opened state internet cafes in 2013, and after two years it has joined Wi-Fi sites. The number of sites exceeds 800.

The Cuban Internet is largely deployed, but the government blocks fewer websites like the United States-funded Radio and Television Network and others supporting systematic changes to the island.

According to ETECSA's vice president, Tanya Velasca, the new service has been online since Thursday through Saturday and has been facing a number of challenges in mobile communication.

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