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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 US Department of Justice has appealed against the federal court approval of AT&T's takeover of Time Warner. AT&T said it was surprised by the decision and would defend the merger in court again. 

(Telecompaper) Comcast has raised its offer for European pay-TV provider Sky, just beating an improved bid from Sky's largest shareholder 21st Century Fox. The new offer from Comcast is GBP 14.75 per share, valuing Sky at GBP 26 billion. That's up from Comcast's first offer in April of GBP 12.50 per share and 21CF's latest offer of GBP 14. 

(Telecompaper) Broadcom has agreed to buy CA Technologies for USD 18.9 billion. The company said the takeover will help it meet the growing demand for infrastructure software, adding CA's mainframe and enterprise software, extensive customer base and recurring revenues to its portfolio. 

(Telecompaper) ZTE is a step closer to resuming business with the US, after the US Department of Commerce signed the earlier announced escrow agreement with the company. Once ZTE deposits USD 400 million in the escrow account, the ban on exports to ZTE from the US will be lifted, the department said.

(Telecompaper) Huawei has reported continued strong sales at its Honor brand. Outside its home market China, Honor's sales volume increased 150 percent year-on-year in the first half of 2018. The growth was led by the popular Honor 10 smartphone, which has already sold over 3 million units since its launch in April. 

(Telecompaper) 21st Century Fox has increased its offer for Sky as it looks to outbid US rival Comcast for the pay-TV group. Fox and the Sky board have now agreed on an increased recommended pre-conditional cash offer of GBP 14 per share for the shares it does not already own.

(Telecompaper) Ericsson has relaunched its Media Solutions business under the new name MediaKind. This follows an agreement in January to sell a majority stake in the business to One Equity Partners. The MediaKind brand will be carried forward when the transaction between One Equity Partners and Ericsson is completed, the company said.

(Telecompaper) Nokia and China Mobile have signed a one-year frame agreement valued at up to EUR 1 billion for continued delivery of mobile, fixed, IP routing, optical transport, customer experience management services and operational support as well as services expertise throughout 2018. Under the terms of the agreement, Nokia will provide China Mobile with services to enable a next-generation network for cloud and machine communications. Nokia will provide additional elements of its mobile radio access and core portfolio in addition to fixed access, IP routing and optical transport, customer experience management.

(Telecompaper) The Singtel Group announced that it will roll out its eSports initiative with the launch of the PVP eSports Championship, a multi-title and regional league with a prize pool of USD 300,000. This is part of the group's efforts to expand its gaming and digital content business across its footprint in the Asia Pacific region. To be held in Singapore from 5 to 7 October, the PVP eSports Championship is in line with Singtel Group's plans to foster an eSports ecosystem and community together with its Australian subsidiary Optus and regional associates Airtel, AIS, Globe and Telkomsel.

(Telecompaper) The US passed 400 million mobile connections at the end of 2017, up 1.1 percent from 395.5 million at the end of 2016, according to the latest annual report from industry group CTIA. The number of smartphones rose 4.3 percent to 273.2 million, equal to 82 percent of Americans, while data-only devices jumped by 19.5 percent to 126.4 million at the end of 2017. 


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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