ETECSA announces elimination of mandatory payment of five CUC for cell phones

The Telecommunications Company of Cuba (ETECSA) announced the elimination of mandatory minimum payment of five CUC (Cuban Convertible Pesos) per month for cell phones in the country during one of the sessions of the Committee for the Care Services at the National Assembly of the People’s Power, according to a report on Radio Rebelde.

The change is planned for next November, Mayra Arevich Marín, president of ETECSA, said and added  that has not been brought into force before because it has been necessary to make a series of investments to ensure the infrastructure that will support creating new lines associated with the implementation of the measure.

Averich statements took place Wednesday at the Cuban Parliament as part of the analysis of the report of oversight and control of the development plan of telephony in the country, postal activities and the Youth Club of Computing and Electronics.

At 2013 year-end there were in Cuba 2,104,600 mobile phone users and is forecast that by the end of 2014 the figure will increase to about three million.

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