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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) Australian operator Vocus has confirmed that it has received a takeover proposal from EQT Infrastructure at AUD 5.25 per share in cash. The company's shares closed up 17 percent higher at AUD 4.55 following the news.

(Telecompaper) South African operator Telkom Group reported operating revenue up by 5.3 percent to ZAR 41.8 billion for the year ended 31 March. EBITDA increased by 8.5 percent to ZAR 11.3 billion, which can be attributed to ongoing sustainable cost management. The EBITDA margin expanded by 0.8 percentage points to 27.1 percent.

(Telecompaper) Italian state lender Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) is considering the possibility of selling its 50 percent stake in wholesale operator Open Fiber to Telecom Italia (TIM), which would issue shares in return for the holding, according to unnamed sources cited in Il Messaggero. The move would allow TIM to merge its fixed network with that of Open Fiber with a view to avoiding infrastructure duplication, said the report, adding that CDP executives have discussed the transaction with TIM's leading investor Vivendi.

(Telecompaper) Chip designer Arm launched a new generation of products for smartphones: the Arm Cortex-A77 CPU, Arm Mali-G77 GPU, and Arm Machine Learning processor. The Cortex-A77 delivers advanced machine learning and AR/VR experiences thanks to a 20 percent IPC performance improvement over Cortex-A76 devices, the company said. The Mali-G77 features the new 'Valhall' architecture, delivering a nearly 40 percent performance improvement over the previous Mali-G76 used in devices today.

(Telecompaper) The video market was in focus last week, and all aspects of it. Our media index was down 2.1 percent, underperforming the S&P 500, which lost 1.2 percent. Adevinta, recently spun off from Norwegian Schibsted, was the week's winner after gaining 14 percent, apparently without significant news. The heavyweights Alphabet (-2.5%) and Facebook (-2.3%) led most stocks lower, leading to a dismal performance for the week.

(Telecompaper) Network investments and complicated mergers left a mark on the European telecoms sector in week 21. However, our telecoms index managed to outperform the broader market. The TPSI European Telecoms Services was down just 0.6 percent, whereas the EuroStoxx 50 lost 2.2 percent. A few micro caps did well, including Icelandic Syn (+8.4%) and German Ecotel (+6.8%). Telefonica Deutschland was the biggest loser (-11%), apart from penny stock Forthnet (-13%).

(Telecompaper) Ice Group has reported that total operating revenue in the first quarter of 2019 rose to NOK 457 million from NOK 381 million in the corresponding quarter last year. Total service revenues grew by 4 percent to NOK 375 million from NOK 361 million. Smartphone service revenues climbed by 12 percent to NOK 288 million from NOK 258 million in the same quarter last year.

(Telecompaper) Facebook is finalising plans to launch its own crypto-currency in 2020 and has already held talks with Bank of England governor Mark Carney, reports BBC News.

(Telecompaper) Approximately one hour and two minutes after liftoff, the Starlink satellites were deployed at an altitude of 440km. They then used onboard propulsion to reach an operational altitude of 550km.

(Telecompaper) Facebook reported a sharp increase in fake accounts on the social network in the first quarter of 2019 and last quarter of 2018. In its latest report on standards enforcement, the company said automated, scripted attacks have resulted in more of these accounts making it past initial detection. It estimates in total around 5 percent of its monthly active users were fake accounts. 


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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