08/11/2019

 

Caribbean Countries
Annual Cuba Dominican Rep.
Haiti Trinidad & Tobago
Jamaica  

 

This page: Annual statistics of mobile and fixed telephony and fixed broadband in Cuba.

 


TelecoWorld: Cuba

 

Official Name: Republic of Cuba
Capital: Havana
Population: 11.2 millions (CEPAL 2016)
Currency: Cuban Peso
Calling Code: +53

Regulator Agency: MIC

Ministério de la Informática y las Comunicaciones de Cuba

 

 

 

The following figure presents the evolution number of public and cellular telephones in Cuba. Source: ITU.

 

 

 

Thousands 2016 2017 2018
Mobile Accesses 3,988 4,614 5,373
Fixed Telephones 1,322 1,349 1,444
Broadband 14 34 99

Source: ITU

 

Density 2016 2017 2018
Fixed Accesses/100 inhab. 35.2 40.7 47.4
Mobile Accesses/100 inhab. 11.8 11.9 12.7
Broadband/100 inhab. 0.1 0.3 0.9

Source: ITU

 

 

Fixed Telephony Operator

 

The main public telephony operator in Cuba is: Cuba Telecommunicaciones Company (ETECSA).

 

ETECSA

 

 

Cellular Operators

 

The unity of mobile business of the ETECSA is Cubacel, created in January 9th 2004 from the fusion of enterprises: Cubacel y C_COM.

 

Cubacel technology is TDMA?GSM.

 

Only foreigners and people from the government could have cell phones in Cuba. This restriction has created a parallel market where many Cubans with conditions to buy a cell phone using names of other people. In Mar/08, the new president of Cuba Raul Castro officially authorized the possession of cell phones by Cubans.

 

 

Cubacel

 

 

The Movitel is a Trunking and pager operator. (Movitel)

 

 

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