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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) Under the terms of the deal, Imagination shareholders will get 182 pence cash per share, equal to a premium of almost 42 percent from 22 September, the last day before the transaction was announced, and one of over 47 percent from 21 June, before the company started its formal sale process. Imagination has advised shareholders to vote for the deal and said it has received irrevocable support in favour of the deal from Imagination directors, as well as from CFO Guy Millward.

(Telecompaper) Telia announced it's reached a settlement with US and Dutch authorities over their investigation into bribery at Uzbekistan operator Ucell. The company agreed to pay a total of USD 965 million to put an end to the scandal. 

(Telecompaper) Deutsche Telekom announced the launch of a new network services offer for corporate customers, based on its international alliance Ngena. The Next Generation Enterprise Network Alliance (Ngena) brings together network operators from around the world, and DT said it is the first to use the shared platform to offer a dedicated connectivity service for business customers. 

(Telecompaper) Liberty Global has confirmed the launch of a new mobile app for its customers in Europe, allowing them to check their mobile usage, monitor devices connected to their home Wi-Fi network and automatically connect to its network of 10 million Wi-Fi hotspots.

(Telecompaper) Telenor said it is continuing the sale of its interest in Veon, formerly known as Vimpelcom. It is offering 5.1 percent of Veon's total outstanding common shares, leaving Telenor with about 256.7 million ADS, or about 14.6 percent of Veon's common shares. The underwriters have priced the 90 million common shares and ADS in the offering at USD 4.15 each, giving net proceeds of USD 365 million (around NOK 2.9 billion), which will be included in Telenor's third-quarter cash flow statement.

(Telecompaper) Toshiba has reached an agreement to sell its memory chip business to a consortium led by Bain Capital for JPY 2 trillion. The company aims to complete the sale by March 2018, bringing to an end its negative equity and improving its balance sheet considerably.

(Telecompaper) Google has agreed to take over staff and assets of smartphone maker HTC for USD 1.1 billion. Google said the takeover will strengthen its hardware business, including the Pixel smartphones on which HTC already cooperates. HTC will continue to make smartphones and VR devices under its own brand. 

(Telecompaper) Indian regulator TRAI more than halved the interconnect usage charge (IUC). Starting 1 October, the call termination fee paid by operators will drop to 6 paise per minute from the current 14 paise per minute. 

(Telecompaper) Amazon is working on a a pair of smart glasses integrating its digital assistant Alexa, people familiar with the matter told the Financial Times. The glasses would look similar to a normal pair of spectacles and connect wirelessly to a smartphone for internet access. A bone conduction system would allow the user to hear Alexa without having to wear headphones.

(Telecompaper) US mobile operators T-Mobile and Sprint are in "active talks" about a merger, people close to the situation told CNBC. The all-stock deal is expected to give T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom a controlling stake in the merged operator. 

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. ©