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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) Verizon has started taking orders for a new mobile device under the Palm name. The mini phone is designed as a companion to a smartphone, with only a 3.3-inch display and quick access to the most-used apps. 

(Telecompaper) UK-based eSIM and IoT technology provider Truphone announced that it has raised a further GBP 18 million in unconditional funding through a successful rights issue valuing the company at GBP 386 million. In a statement it added that a further GBP 36 million has been secured based on the same valuation on a conditional basis. The company said it will use the new funds to deliver its technology to customers at a faster rate, after signing a number of high-value deals.

(Telecompaper) CK Hutchison is reviewing options for its portfolio of mobile phone towers in Italy, including a potential sale, according to unnamed sources cited by Bloomberg. The Hong Kong-based conglomerate took full control of Wind Tre earlier this year after acquiring Veon's 50 percent stake in the Italian operator for EUR 2.45 billion and is now looking to cut debt by divesting all or part of the tower assets, valued at around USD 1 billion, said the sources.

(Telecompaper) South Korean operator SK Telecom, in cooperation with Samsung Electronics, has completed the first 5G call using the 3GPP 5G Non-standalone (NSA) new radio (NR) standard and commercial 5G NR equipment that can be readily applied in a commercial 5G network. The call took place at SK Telecom's 5G testbed in its Bundang office building. The first 5G NSA-NR calls were achieved by using services that SK Telecom and Samsung jointly developed and built for the trial on 3.5GHz 5G NR radio, 4G LTE radio and NSA core.

(Telecompaper) The UK government has launched a new voluntary Code of Practice for manufacturers to boost the security of internet-connected devices. The first technology companies to sign up for the code are HP and Centrica Hive.

(Telecompaper) Samsung will release a foldable smartphone before the end of the year, Cnet reports. D.J. Koh, CEO of Samsung's mobile business, said the device is designed to work similar to a tablet when opened up and can be folded shut to fit in a pocket.

(Telecompaper) A pair of US Senators has written to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, warning that doing business with Huawei would open up a huge security risk. Republican Senator Marco Rubio and Democratic Senator Mark Warner want Canada to follow the US and Australia and block Huawei from supplying 5G equipment in the country, the CBC reports. 

(Telecompaper) The European telecoms stocks had a relatively good week. The EuroStoxx 50 index was down 4.5 percent in week 41, versus a decline of 2.0 percent for our telecoms index. The week's performances varied between a gain of 20 percent for Forthnet (Greece) and a drop of 9.9 percent for Play (Poland). Microcaps aside, the performance ranged from up 6.1 percent for Iliad to down 5.8 percent for Vodafone.

(Telecompaper) KPN is preparing further restructuring and cost cuts, people familiar with the matter told Telecompaper. The Dutch operator's new CEO Maximo Ibarra has hired McKinsey to look at the business, and this is expected to lead to new measures to reduce costs. Further details are expected before year-end, likely at the company's Capital Markets Day in November. 

(Telecompaper) Danish regional energy groups Eniig and SE have agreed to merge as equals under the name Norlys, with a view to achieving synergies and developing potential. SE includes broadband company Stofa and TV service supplier Boxer Denmark, and used to trade under the name Syd Energi. Eniig was formed in 2016 by the merger of EnergiMidt with Aalborg's Himmerlands Elforsyning (HEF).


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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