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  • 12 / 30 / 2014

Cuba will extend its internet access service in navigation rooms and also plans to create public Wi-Fi areas, as reported ETECSA’s representatives. The strategy will "enhance access points" now totaling 154 rooms across the country.

Company executives pointed out that Cuban telecommunications will give priority to "a significant number" of new rooms in the so-called Youth Computer Center and announced "projects" for "the location of public areas for wireless access through Wi-Fi mode".

In March the company first launched service email access from mobile through a local account, which until last November totaled more than 460,000 users.

These accounts overflowed forecasts and generated failures in the network. ETECSA plans to continue "modernizing and expanding networks that support the mobile service connectivity” for 2015.

The company announced that next year expects to build capacity to grow to around 800,000 mobile lines, which will increase to more than 3 million the total number of users in Cuba.

As for the possibility of internet from mobile and home-this last option only to certain professionals such as doctors, journalists and artists-will allow the company reiterated that "working on the deployment of the necessary investments" to ensure these services and their growth "sustainable over time." "When these conditions are created and the service was ready for commercialization, will inform the public about the opening of the same," he said.

Source: Diario de Cuba

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