One and a half million Cubans are stuck with the 3G network

Havana Cuba.- Since the opening of the Internet service by mobile data in Cuba, more than half a million cell phones have been connected to the 3G network for internet consumption in the devices.

Mayra Arevich, executive president of the Telecommunications Company of Cuba (ETECSA), reported today that since December 6, when the service started, and until January 7, 1,777,144 transactions were made from mobile devices in Cuba.

He explained that transactions were recorded from about 839,000 devices, although the phones enabled with the 3G service to the same date were more than 1,500,000.

During his speech at the Second National Workshop on Computerization and Territorial Cybersecurity held today by the Cuban authorities, Arevich said that data packages have been the most recurrent option, with more than 1,374,000 purchases in just one month, and that the preferred by the users was the 600 MB, which costs $ 7.00, and the second most requested was 1 GB, which has a cost of $ 10.00 for every 30 days.

The purchase of data packages (600 MB, 1 GB, 2.5 GB and 4 GB) can be made from the mobile terminal, without the need to purchase fixed contracts or go to commercial offices.

The executive of ETECSA pointed out that the amount of registered traffic amounts to 8.9 Terabytes, among which stand out applications such as Facebook, IMO and Google.