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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) Google announced that it will unveil the latest version of the Android operating system during the solar eclipse in the US on 21 August. The event will be live-streamed from New York that afternoon. 

(Telecompaper) Cisco has announced plans to acquire hyperconvergence software developer Springpath for USD 320 million in cash. California-based Springpath has developed a distributed file system purpose-built for hyperconvergence that enables server-based storage systems, said Cisco. The purchase follows a long-standing strategic relationship between the companies culminating in the launch of HyperFlex, a fully integrated hyperconverged infrastructure system, in early 2016.

(Telecompaper) HTC has announced that it's reducing the price of its Vive virtual reality headset from USD 799 to USD 599 in a bid to compete with Facebook, which recently cut the price of its Oculus Rift headset to a permanent USD 499, or USD 399 during a time-limited temporary summer promotion. In a statement, HTC said it will also offer a free trial for its Viveport subscription service, where customers can choose up to five additional games a month, as well as copies of some of the most popular pieces of VR currently available, including Google's Tilt Brush, EverestVR and Richie's Plank Experience.

(Telecompaper) All takeover discussions between Australian operator Vocus and KKR have ceased, with the US investment house saying it is unable to come out with terms acceptable to the Vocus board. KKR made a bid in June for the company at AUD 3.50 per share. Vocus then received another takeover offer from private equity group Affinity, in July. Giving its preference to KKR, Vocus provided the investment firm with the opportunity to conduct due diligence on a non-exclusive basis but the parties were unable to reach a mutually acceptable deal.

(Telecompaper) US operator Sprint and Canada's Telus have announced the beginning of pre-orders for Essential Phone, the first smartphone from Android co-founder Andy Rubin's Essential Products. The Essential Phone is also available on Essential.com, Amazon and Best Buy for pre-order, with the first deliveries expected in September.

(Telecompaper) Lenovo moved to a net loss of USD 72 million in its fiscal first quarter to June, versus a profit of USD 173 million a year ago, after a rise in costs and flat sales in the period. Revenue of USD 10.012 billion was little changed compared to USD 10.056 billion a year earlier, and the operating result was a loss of USD 6 million versus a profit of USD 245 million a year ago. 

(Telecompaper) Turner Broadcasting System has announced a three-year multi-platform rights agreement to air the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League in the US, beginning with the 2018-19 season. At the same time, the broadcaster also revealed plans to launch a new standalone premium sports streaming video service for US consumers in 2018. In a statement, Turner said the standalone service will broadcast the vast majority of the matches, with live games and content also available on its TBS, TNT and truTV cable channels as well as its sports website Bleacher Report.

(Telecompaper) Ericsson's plan to cut its costs further could affect approximately 25,000 jobs, according to Sweden newspaper Svenska Dagbladet's sources. An article on its website said it will be overseas staff that are hit by the reductions. The newspaper said Ericsson had declined to give it any comment on its plans.

(Telecompaper) Australian operator Telstra reported total income from continuing operations of AUD 28.2 billion for financial year 2017, an increase of 4.3 percent year-on-year. EBITDA increased 2.0 percent to AUD 10.7 billion, while basic earnings per share on a reported basis increased 2.8 percent to 32.5 cents. On a guidance basis, Telstra said it increased total Income by 4.3 percent and EBITDA by 4.5 percent. Excluding the proceeds from the FY16 sale of Autohome, net profit increased 1.1 percent on a reported basis from continuing operations.

(Telecompaper) Asus has unveiled new smartphones in its ZenFone range, including the flagship ZenFone 4 and 4 Pro and mid-range 'selfie' phones. The new series continues to promote top photo features, like the previous ZenFone range from Asus.


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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