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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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(Telecompaper) WhatsApp has launched a "full feature" inter-bank money transfer service in India. The launch follows a trial period involving a million users, Reuters reports, citing a statement from the National Payments Corp of India. The statement marks the official launch of WhatsApp's new service as NPCI is the body set up by the central bank and lenders to oversee payment services.

(Telecompaper) The encrypted messenger Telegram has raised USD 850 million in a sale of its own coin to private investors. According to a SEC filing, the money will be used to develop its own blockchain architecture for payments, develop and maintain the Telegram Messenger and for other corporate purposes.

(Telecompaper) Qualcomm has rejected the latest takeover offer from Broadcom. After Broadcom raised its bid and the companies met, Qualcomm said it still thinks the offer "materially undervalues" its shares and has an "unacceptably high level of risk".

(Telecompaper) Nokia has agreed to provide Tele2 business customers with IoT services using the Nokia worldwide IoT network grid (WING). The agreement, signed for five years, will enable Tele2 to rapidly introduce IoT services to enterprise customers in transport, healthcare, smart city and utilities. The company is aiming to launch the new offering in the the third quarter, enabling customers to manage their connectivity needs and assets, such as connected cars or connected freight containers, around the globe. Under the deal, the two companies will also partner on other advanced technologies such as 5G, Narrowband IoT (NBIoT), LTE for machine-to-machine (LTE-M), Sim management and analytics.

(Telecompaper) It was a week of recovery, both in the general market and in the European telecoms sector. Our index gained 1.7 percent, versus +3.0 percent for the Eurostoxx 50 Index. One common theme in the recent quarterly results seems to be capex budgets increasing. Also, investors are still grappling with the consequences of satellite companies offering spectrum for 5G usage in the US. And TDC benefited one last time from Macquarie's offer, leaving the share price just below the value of the offer. Year-to-date our basket is lagging the general market.

(Telecompaper) A judge in Brussels has told Facebook to destroy all unlawfully obtained personal data in Belgium, saying the social network failed to provide sufficient information to people about how it collects and stores data. The judgment came in favour of the Belgian Privacy Commission, which has been pursuing the company for several years over unauthorised tracking of both Facebook users and others through cookies. 

(Telecompaper) The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the world's biggest trade show for mobile telecoms, starts on 26 February, and like every year, the smartphone makers will use the event to launch their latest flagship devices. New products are expected from Samsung, LG, Sony, HMD Global (Nokia) and Motorola, as well as smaller brands such as Alcatel, Asus, Wiko and Bullitt Group. 

(Telecompaper) Italy's antitrust and competition authority, AGCM, has announced the launch of an investigation into possible collusion by the operators Telecom Italia (TIM), Wind Tre, Vodafone Italia and Fastweb over their controversial 28-day billing practices. The probe also includes industry group Assotelecomunicazioni (Asstel), with the antitrust watchdog already having carried out inspections in that regard at Asstel's Rome office. In a statement, AGCM said it's looking into whether the operators "coordinated their commercial strategy in relation to the frequency of renewals and billing of offers in the market of fixed and mobile telecommunications retail services following the introduction of new regulatory obligations."

(Telecompaper) Australian operator Telstra announced that its total income for the half-year ended 31 December 2017 was up 5.9 percent to AUD 14.5 billion, helped by growth in the mobile and cloud services segments, while EBITDA was down 2.5 percent to AUD 5.1 billion. Net profit declined 5.8 percent to AUD 1.7 billion, hurt by the earlier announced impairment charge of AUD 273 million to write off the remaining carrying value of Ooyala. 

(Telecompaper) European cable operator Liberty Global reported fourth-quarter organic growth in line with its full-year outlook and said it expects a similar rate of growth in 2018. Quarterly revenue growth was its strongest in the year, led by UK operator Virgin Media, its biggest unit. 

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. ©