Internet access through 4G began in July 2019 as an experiment only in Havana, Varadero, and Mariel. However, by January 2020 it is already available, at least, in the main cities of each province. Today there are almost 600 radio bases that feed this network on the Island.
More than a million people connect to 4G and offer 10 times faster navigation than its predecessor 3G.
What do you need to connect to 4G?
- A cell phone that supports LTE FDD in 1800 MHz band 3.
- Have a USIM.
Important: to know if you are in an area with 4G / LTE coverage, when activating the data, the initials: 4G or LTE must be displayed at the top, next to the coverage bar. Also, you can check if your phone supports the 4G network by sending an SMS to 2266 with the first 8 digits of your phone's IMEI code.
Even if you meet the requirements, you must wait for ETECSA to contact you to enable the service.
What are the prices of the data packages?
Options for acquiring Internet in Cuba changed with the announcement of new data plans, available starting June 25. LTE bonus increased and are cheaper offers.
The beneficiaries of these changes are clients with access to the 4G / LTE network.
The Bolsa Diaria LTE also changes, now 200MB for 1.00 CUC.
I show you the best offers available to users of the fourth generation:
Note: Megabits per second (Mbps) is a unit of measurement for data download and upload speed. 3G in Cuba works with an average of 1 to 3 Mbps, while 4G does it with an average speed of 20 to 50 Mbps.
Megabit (Mb), Megabyte (MB) and Gigabyte (GB) are units of measurement for data;
1Mb = 0.125 MB, 1 MB = 0.001 GB or what is the same 1 GB = 1000 MB and 1 MB = 8 Mb
If you want to know more about connecting to the 4G network, we recommend reading three articles published on the Fonoma Blog (in Spanish) 😀