ETECSA increases fixed-line telephony services in Villa Clara

ETECSA increases fixed-line telephony services in Villa Clara

The installation of more than 4,400 fixed-line phone services during the 2019 in Villa Clara was part of the achievements of the Company of Telecommunications of Cuba S.A (ETECSA) in the territory, a figure that exceeds what was achieved in the previous years.

In statements to the press, Dianitsy Barreto Martinez, communication specialist at ETECSA, said that of from all the services installed, about 2,900 were located in the residential sector, a priority for the company, which is committed to the expansion of its services to the private sector.

After Santa Clara, Barreto Martinez added that the municipalities that grew the most were Encrucijada and Sagua la Grande, both with more than 500 new phone lines.

The specialist pointed out that the increase in the telephone density influenced on the digitalization of the 15 analog centrals that remained operational in the geography, with the consequent commercialization of the capacities of the external plant.

On November 15th, the technological reconversion process culminated in the towns of Cascajal and Rodrigo, both in Santo Domingo; a process that began last May by the town of Carrillo, in Remedios.

These changes will be gradually implemented in the towns of Calabazar de Sagua and El Santo, both in Encrucijada; and then in Motembo, Rancho Veloz, and Sierra Morena, in Corralillo; Riquelme, in Quemado de Guines; Sitiecito, in Sagua la Grande; Vueltas, in Camajuani; Baez, in Placetas; San Diego del Valle, in Santo Domingo; and Esperanza and San Juan de los Yeras in Ranchuelo, added Barreto Martinez.

Marlen Cortes Penton, head of the Commercial and Marketing Department of ETECSA, said that by 2020 it is planned to conclude the investment porjects in the telephone cabinets of Anton Diaz, La Gomera, and Las Minas, all belonging to Santa Clara, as well as other projects in Seibabo, in Manicaragua; Ifrain Alfonso, in Ranchuelo; and in the municipality of Remedios, with which a greater amount of population would be reached and protected by the new contract that will come into effect on January 8th.