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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) Canadian operator BCE has agreed to sell 25 data centres to Equinix for CAD 1.04 billion (USD 750 million) in cash. The sale is part of Bell's strategy to focus on its core telecom network infrastructure, and BCE said it will keep five data centres used as central offices. 

(Telecompaper) Three buyout funds have launched a joint bid to take over Spanish telecommunications provider Masmovil, the country's fourth largest network operator, according to a statement filed with securities market regulator CNMV. A consortium called Lorca Telecom BidCo made up of investment firms KKR, Cinven and existing shareholder Providence has offered EUR 22.50 per Masmovil share, some 20 percent more than their current price and equivalent to an overall business value of just under EUR 3 billion.

(Telecompaper) Google is delaying its Android 11 launch event and beta release, originally scheduled for 03 June. In a tweet, the company said it was "excited to tell you more about Android 11, but now is not the time to celebrate". The decision appears to come in response to the widespread protests and riots in US cities in recent days, following the death of an African-American man while in police custody in Minneapolis, as well as the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. 

(Telecompaper) United Group, the cable and media operator in South Eastern Europe, has agreed to acquire the debt and a significant minority interest in Forthnet, the pay-TV and broadband provider in Greece. The transaction will see United Group acquire all of the company's loan obligations, the convertible debt and an initial 36 percent of the company's shares following the successful conclusion of negotiations with Forthnet's main shareholders and creditors National Bank of Greece, Alpha Bank, Piraeus Bank and Attica Bank. Further details of the transaction were not disclosed, and the deal remains subject to customary regulatory approvals.

(Telecompaper) Comcast, Charter and ViacomCBS have announced a Blockgraph partnership and new joint venture, aimed at promoting advanced, and especially targeted, advertising for TV and video. The software platform provides audience insights for both media planning and measurement and de-identified targeted advertising. The partners said the technology will help media companies provide marketers with insights across their collective platforms, without relying only third parties. 

(Telecompaper) The company has pledged to invest USD 70 billion into new infrastructure over the coming five years, Reuters noted, citing a statement to state media by company SVP Dowson Tong. The money will go into cloud computing, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity, and namely in blockchain, servers, big data centres, supercomputer centres, IoT operating systems, 5G networks and quantum computing.

(Telecompaper) The shipment of wearables grew in the first quarter by almost 30 percent to 72.6 million units, according to the latest study from IDC, which said growth was driven by wristbands and earwear/hearables, offsetting declines from smart and basic watches.

(Telecompaper) Sky has announced that it will make 25 Premier League football games available free-to-air in the UK, including Everton v Liverpool on the opening weekend, when the season restarts on 17 June.

(Telecompaper) The White House has called on the FCC to regulate whether social media are liable for content posted on their platforms. An executive order issued by President Donald Trump instructed the Commerce Department to start a consultation at the FCC on enforcing part of the Communications Decency Act, a law from 1996 that protects online platforms from liability for user content. Trump claims some social media may not be protected by the law, as they have gone beyond 'good faith' efforts to remove objectionable content and started stifling free speech. 

(Telecompaper) Qualcomm has launched a new portfolio of flagship mobile systems featuring support for Wi-Fi 6E, the soon to be operational 6 GHz band for Wi-Fi. The first products to be launched are two chips, the Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 and the Qualcomm FastConnect 67000.

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. ©