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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) The German broadcasters RTL and ProSiebenSat.1 have partnered with United Internet to develop a single sign-on platform for the German market. Their first partner to adopt the open standard is the e-commerce site Zalando.

(Telecompaper) Belgian operator Proximus reported second-quarter revenues of EUR 1.417 billion, down 3.1 percent from a year ago as growth in TV and mobile was offset by a continued fall in fixed voice and at the international operation BICS. Total domestic revenues increased 0.3 percent to EUR 1.105 billion, in line with the company's forecast for stable revenue over the full year.

(Telecompaper) BT has confirmed changes to its management, after reporting a sharp fall in first-quarter earnings due to charges for its accounting scandal in Italy and flat revenues. 

(Telecompaper) The company added that on an organic basis, excluding exchange rate effects, its revenues rose 3.7 percent in the April to June period, an improvement on rises of 2.6 percent and 0.8 percent in the previous two quarters. The company's consolidated EBITDA for the quarter was up 5.5 percent on like for like terms to EUR 2.1 billion, attributed in part to the cost recovery plan launched a year earlier in Italy and in the third quarter of 2016 at its TIM Brasil unit. The group's adjusted net debt came to EUR 25.1 billion at the end of Q2, some EUR 131 million less than at the end of March.

(Telecompaper) Mitel has agreed to buy ShoreTel for USD 7.50 per share in cash, translating into a total equity value of USD 530 million and a total enterprise value of USD 430 million. The purchase price represents a 28 percent premium to ShoreTel's closing share price on 26 July, before the offer was made. Mitel said the acquisition will accelerate its move to the high-growth Unified Communications as a Service market, propelling it into second place worldwide, and more than doubling Mitel UCaaS revenue to USD 263 million.

(Telecompaper) Verizon bounced back in the mobile market in Q2, recovering from customers losses in the first quarter, after the launch of its own unlimited offer to match challenger T-Mobile. The company added a net 614,000 retail postpaid subscribers in the quarter, in line with the year-earlier period, as well as 19,000 new prepaid users, for a total retail base of 114.536 million at the end of June. 

(Telecompaper) Twitter reported a further drop in revenues for the second quarter, but posted better-than-expected adjusted EBITDA. The company warned that revenue growth is unlikely to improve in the second half of the year.

(Telecompaper) Huawei said it grew across all three of its business groups in the first half of 2017. The company expects to "maintain its current momentum, and round out the year in a positive financial position". 

(Telecompaper) Pay-TV giant Sky has announced that it plans to launch an online streaming service in Spain later this year, confirming earlier reports. "During the first half of our fiscal year, we intend to launch a simple and affordable OTT service in Spain, the Eurozone's fourth largest economy and the market which has the largest free-to-air (FTA) headroom in Europe outside of our existing footprint," said Sky CEO Jeremy Darroch in a statement on the company's full-year results. Sky's Now TV-branded OTT service is already available in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy, but the Spanish launch would mark the first time Sky has entered a market where it has no satellite operation.

(Telecompaper) LG Electronics saw its mobile phone business fall back in the red in the second quarter, after a small profit in Q1. With weak sales in the premium smartphone market and an increase in raw material costs, the mobile business had a quarterly operating loss of KRW 132.4 billion (USD 117.3 million). After a positive operating margin of 0.1 percent in Q1, LG Mobile was back at a negative 4.9 percent in Q2, similar to the minus 4.1 percent a year ago.

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. ©