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An Internet speed test places Havana as the worst in the world

Havana Cuba.- speed testthe American Internet diagnostic services company based in Montana, located in Havana as the city with the slowest internet speed in the world for the month of October.

The test includes 172 of the most important cities on the planet and measures Internet speed in 4G networks, where the capital of Cuba is surpassed by the cities of Port-au-Prince (Haiti), Kabul (Afghanistan), Caracas (Venezuela) and Accra (Ghana), who occupy the last positions.

According to the report, the average speed in the main Cuban city does not exceed four Mbps, while Ar-Rayyan, in Qatar, ranks first with more than 160 Mbps, followed by Oslo (Norway), Dubai ( United Arab Emirates) and Shanghai (China), all with speeds greater than 150 Mbps.

The report also provides information on Internet access via cables, a service known in Cuba as Nauta Hogar. Of the 194 cities that passed the speed test, Havana ranks 193rd and Aleppo, in Syria, ranks last, both with average speeds that do not exceed 2 Mbps.

In this mode, the first place belongs to Beijing and Shanghai, with a speed of 252 Mbps and 227 Mbps respectively, followed by New York with 225 Mbps.

In a test conducted by CubaNet Outside of peak hours in the province of Mayabeque, the Internet speed did not exceed 500 Kbps in 4G networks, not to mention that in this province they have reported instability in the service or a total drop during the early morning.

Try 4g in Mayabeque. (Photo: Fast.com)

in another graph where the speed of downloading and uploading files to the Internet in Havana is measured for a year, it can be seen how the speed has been decreasing in 4G networks, while in cable connections it has remained horizontal.

This Thursday the connection of the Arimao submarine cable began in the Tricontinental Port of Cienfuegos, which will link Cuba with Martinique. Mayra Arevich Marín, Minister of the Cuban Telecommunications Company (ETECSA), stressed that Arimao “is a dream come true, it contributes to the fulfillment of the national economic and social development plan until 2030, and will offer more and better connectivity to Cubans ”.

The island regime exercises control on all Internet services, websites and virtual private servers, community networks and private networks, as well as telecommunications contracts. Meanwhile, Cubans continue to pay for an expensive, unstable and insecure service, without being able to choose other options.

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