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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) Germany's Federal Network Agency has published its final plan for the 5G spectrum auction scheduled for spring 2019. Following political pressure, the regulator expanded the coverage requirements for licence holders and introduced an obligation for operators to negotiate on roaming and infrastructure and spectrum sharing as a means of improving mobile coverage in rural areas. 

(Telecompaper) The Federal Communications Commission has approved the launch of new satellites by four companies looking to provide broadband servicesi n the US and worldwide. The companies are Space Exploration Holdings (SpaceX), Kepler Communications, Telesat Canada and LeoSat. 

(Telecompaper) Vivendi reported group revenues of EUR 3.38 billion for the third quarter, representing an organic growth rate of 5.6 percent year-on-year. Universal Music remained the group's leading revenue-generating business, with sales worth EUR 1.50 billion, and the best performing division, posting an organic growth rate of 13.5 percent.

(Telecompaper) Deutsche Telekom has not proposed remedies to the European Commission to relieve its competition concerns over the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Tele2 Netherlands. The company argued its standpoint in a hearing at the Commission on 08 October, including a range of "promises" designed to lessen the concerns, Telecompaper has learned. The Commission has set a deadline of 30 November for deciding on the deal. 

(Telecompaper) Ice Group said it plans to hold an initial public offering (IPO) of its ordinary shares and apply for a listing on the Oslo stock exchange. It expects to issue new shares to raise gross proceeds of approximately NOK 3.0 billion prior to the exercise of an overallotment option. Current majority owner Access Industries intends to remain a substantial shareholder after the IPO and will not sell any shares in connection with the offer.

(Telecompaper) French operator Bouygues Telecom continued to post healthy growth in revenues and EBITDA in the three months to September, supported by a growing customer base across its fixed and mobile businesses. Service revenues increased to EUR 1.1 billion, up 5.0 percent year-on-year (+4.8% in Q2), and EBITDA jumped 20.1 percent to EUR 382 million (+11.4% in Q2).

(Telecompaper) Cisco reported a strong start to its fiscal year, with revenue in the October quarter up 8 percent year-on-year to USD 13.1 billion. Net profit rose 48 percent to USD 3.5 billion, and EPS jumped 60 percent to USD 0.77. The results were better than the company's guidance. 

(Telecompaper) The Federal Communications Commission confirmed the start of its first high-band 5G spectrum auction. Bidding starts with the 28 GHz band and then will go to the 24 GHz band, with a total of 1.55 GHz of spectrum available for operators. These are expected to be among the first frequencies used for commercial 5G mobile services and are already being tested by the US's largest mobile operator, Verizon. 

(Telecompaper) The European Parliament has given its final approval to the new EU telecoms regulations. In addition to measures designed to support the roll-out of fibre and 5G networks, the legislation extends consumer protection rules to OTT service providers and introduces a cap on the cost of intra-EU calls and SMS. 

(Telecompaper) Orange announced it's partnering with KaiOS Technologies to launch in 2019 a new category of smart feature phones powered by the KaiOS. The device will come with the Google Assistant in French, English and Arabic to help overcome language and literacy challenges. 


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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