Havana, Apr 12 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Telecommunications Company (Etecsa) announced Thursday that the country has reached five million active mobile lines, confirming the evolution of this type of telephony in recent years on the island.
According to the EtecsaÂ´s direction of Institutional Communication, the client number five million contracted his service in a commercial unit located in the municipality of Guanabacoa, in the eastern zone of Havana.
Despite the adverse conditions for the development of the sector, mainly due to the economic blockade imposed by the United States, Cuba has made sustained progress in the field of telecommunications.
According to data released by Etecsa, in December 2003, there were about 43,000 active mobile lines in the Caribbean nation, a figure that by April 2008 had risen to 223,000.
Cuba reached its first million active services in June 2010; the two million in March 2014; in April 2015, the third million contractors were reached; and in December 2016, the four million.