Cuba's population is to be offered internet access via a 3G mobile network from later this week.
Telecom provider Etecsa said citizens would be able to start subscribing to the service from Thursday.
Until now, locals have mostly relied on wi-fi hotspots and internet cafes and the 3G service has been restricted to state-employed journalists and foreign businesses among others.
Cuba launching internet on cellphones
Cubans will be able to access the internet on their mobile phones from Thursday, state-run telecoms monopoly ETECSA said, marking a milestone for what has long been one of the Western Hemisphere’s least connected countries.
Nearly half of the Communist-run country’s 11.2 million residents have cellphones although not all will be able to afford mobile internet.