This applies to the Internet today. It was a submarine communications cable 2011 while using a ship from Venezuela, from (Fiber-optic cable) set to Cuba, nevertheless, there are for most Cubans still no fast Internet. According to Cuban authorities come only about 3 percent of the population on the Internet. This is a very low value around the world. The current connection speed is also very slow. Almost everywhere in the world, the Internet is faster. Larger resorts in Cuba offer a telegraph office with Internet workstations. There, Cubans can send E-Mails for a fee, or use the Cuban intranet.
The telecommunications traffic of the country is strictly controlled. It is but a strong growth. 2007, there were only about 910.000 private telephone lines with 11.2 million inhabitants and about 330,000 mobile phones according to the statistics. End of 2008 there were already approximately 480,000 mobile phone contracts and end of 2011 already 1.2 million mobile phones and 1.2 million private telephones. The Cuban law journal Gaceta Oficial published the shareholders of ETECSA in February 2011. 51 percent of the shares to the Telefonica Antillana 27 percent RAFIN 11 per cent of the universal Trade & Management Corporation (Utisa) 6.15 percent of the Banco financiero Internacional 3.8 per cent of the Negocios en Telecomunicaciones and 0.9 percent of the Banco Internacional de Comercio. The company Telecom Italia had earlier 27 per cent of the shares but sold to the Spanish Telefonica Antillana. They were sold again for 706 million US dollars to the Cuban company RAFIN.
Cubacel offers international roaming, SMS, MMS and mobile Internet via GPRS in addition to normal telephony. The prepaid phone card in Cuba means prepago “.” Thanks to the international information that Cubacel has concluded with other mobile operators, it is now possible to use the mobile phones of the provider almost everywhere in Europe, America and Asia. Information between Cubacel and German mobile operators. The international country code for calls to Cuba from abroad is + 53.