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Cuba Communications 2016
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SOURCE: 2016 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Cuba Communications 2016
SOURCE: 2016 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 11, 2016

Telephones - fixed lines:
total subscriptions: 1.26 million
[see also: Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions country ranks ]
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 11 (2014 est.)
[see also: Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 67

Telephones - mobile cellular:
total: 2.5 million
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular - total country ranks ]
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 23 (2014 est.)
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 144

Telephone system:
general assessment: greater investment beginning in 1994 and the establishment of a new Ministry of Information Technology and Communications in 2000 has resulted in improvements in the system; national fiber-optic system under development; 95% of switches digitized by end of 2006; mobile-cellular telephone service is expensive and must be paid in convertible pesos; around 1.3 million Cubans owned cell phones in 2011; state communications started service of email to cell phones through nauta.cu accounts; Cuban Government has opened Internet cafes around the island, which are expensive and offer slow-speed connections
domestic: fixed-line density remains low at 10 per 100 inhabitants; mobile-cellular service expanding but remains only about 10 per 100 persons
international: country code - 53; the ALBA-1 fiber-optic submarine cable links Cuba, Jamaica, and Venezuela; fiber-optic cable laid to but not linked to US network; satellite earth station - 1 Intersputnik (Atlantic Ocean region) (2011)

Broadcast media:
government owns and controls all broadcast media with private ownership of electronic media prohibited; government operates 4 national TV networks and many local TV stations; government operates 6 national radio networks, an international station, and many local radio stations; Radio-TV Marti is beamed from the US (2007)

Radio broadcast stations:
AM 169, FM 55, shortwave 1 (1998)

Television - broadcast stations:
58 (1997)

Internet country code:
.cu

Internet hosts:
3,244 (2012)
country comparison to the world: 154
[see also: Internet hosts country ranks ]

Internet users:
total: 3 million
[see also: Internet users - total country ranks ]
percent of population: 27.5%
[see also: Internet users - percent of population country ranks ]
note: private citizens are prohibited from buying computers or accessing the Internet without special authorization; foreigners may access the Internet in large hotels but are subject to firewalls; some Cubans buy illegal passwords on the black market or take advantage of public outlets to access limited email and the government-controlled "intranet" (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 85


NOTE: The information regarding Cuba on this page is re-published from the 2016 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Cuba Communications 2016 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Cuba Communications 2016 should be addressed to the CIA.




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