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Welcome to Art Telecom. Information about telecommunications in Senegal. Various broadband initiatives have been launched and the number of African countries offering commercial ADSL reached 21 in 2005. Wireless access technologies are increasingly being used as a substitute for poor or non-existing fixed-line infrastructures.
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TELECOM RESOURCES:
(Telecompaper) The European Commission has confirmed the start of a formal antitrust investigation into Amazon's use of sensitive data from independent retailers who sell on its marketplace. The Commission said Amazon's agreements with sellers may breach EU competition rules and the company could be abusing its dominant position. 

(Telecompaper) S&P has put Vodafone Group's BBB+ debt ratings on Creditwatch negative, suggesting the operator will have difficulty reducing leverage after completing the takeover of Liberty Global's assets in Germany and Eastern Europe. The ratings agency said the deal is likely to receive regulatory approval, and the additional debt will see Vodafone's leverage peak at 3.4-3.5x adjusted EBITDA in fiscal 2020. 

(Telecompaper) Tele2 has reported a 2 percent decline in second quarter group revenue to SEK 6.79 billion, with end-user service revenue falling by 1 percent to SEK 5.08 billion. Net profit was SEK 2.1 billion, boosted by the capital gain from the sale in Kazakhstan but dented by goodwill impairment in Estonia. In Sweden, the Com Hem integration is progressing, and it reached its FY run-rate synergy target after only six months.

(Telecompaper) Ericsson maintained its organic sales growth at 7 percent in the second quarter, driven by a solid performance at its Networks division with growth in North America and Asia. Reported sales grew 10 percent to SEK 54.8 billion, helped by currency effects, and the gross margin rose to 36.6 percent from 34.8 percent a year ago. 

(Telecompaper) America Movil said its underlying service revenue growth improved to 2.3 percent in the quarter, from 0.8 percent growth in the Q1. This excludes the effects of the stronger Mexican peso and Argentina, which is subject to hyper-inflation. Stronger mobile revenues, in Mexico, Colombia and the US, as well as continued expansion in fixed broadband drove the underlying growth. 

(Telecompaper) ARM announced it is expanding the ways partners can access and license its technology for semiconductor design. Arm Flexible Access is a new engagement model enabling SoC design teams to initiate projects before they license IP and pay only for what they use at production. Through Arm Flexible Access, businesses will enable their design teams with more freedom to experiment, evaluate and innovate, the company said in a statement. 

(Telecompaper) London operator Community Fibre said it's raised another GBP 50 million in funding from its two institutional investors, RPMI and Amber Infrastructure. With over 70,000 London homes passed to date, the additional investment will enable Community Fibre to expedite its  capital-wide growth strategy. In addition, Community Fibre announced the appointment of Graeme Oxby as its new CEO

(Telecompaper) Polish pay-TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat has expanded its OTT offer to all ISPs. Previously the service was available only on the networks of its own operators Plus and Netia and with an Orange Poland internet connection.

(Telecompaper) Veon Group has appointed Sergi Herrero as the COO of the new Veon Ventures division effective from September. Herrero will be a member of the Veon's Group executive committee and report to the chairman and CEO, Ursula Burns. Veon Ventures is a new division set up to grow the telecom operator's potential market in adjacent sectors of digital services. 

(Telecompaper) French regulator Arcep has started consulting on a draft procedure setting out the rules for the forthcoming 5G auction of 3.4-3.8 GHz spectrum. The public consultation, which will run until 04 September, will enable Arcep to finalise the terms of the award, ahead of the auction in the autumn. Meanwhile, the government will receive separate advice by the end of September on the reserve price for the available frequencies. The procedure will enable the country's four network operators to acquire up to 310 MHz of spectrum from 2020, under 15-year licences with a possible 5-year extension.


VoIP - Voice over internet

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is like a phone just connected to the internet, where is use a protocol optimized for the transmission of voice through the Internet or other packet switched networks.

VoIP is also known as IP Telephony, Internet telephony, Broadband telephony, Broadband Phone and Voice over Broadband.

Internet usage, broadband and telecommunications reports Senegall

Internet Usage Statistics:
 540,000 Internet users as of September, 2006;
 4.9% of the population, according to ITU.

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