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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) Marvell Technology has confirmed an agreement to acquire Cavium for USD 6 billion, in a bid to relaunch the company in the networking market. If approved, Cavium shareholders will own around 25 percent of the combined group, which will have around USD 3.4 billion in annual sales. 

(Telecompaper) Norway's banks have signed a declaration of intent to merge the payment systems Vipps, BankAxept and BankID Norge, according to a report by news agency ANB-NTB (Avisenes Nyhetsbyra-Norsk Telegrambyra). The aim is to have the merged entity up and running by 01 August, and there are plans to compete on the international market, too. The deal will require competition authority approval.

(Telecompaper) Deutsche Telekom has hired pop star Justin Bieber for a new marketing campaign to promote its StreamOn option. The campaign starts 20 November and will run through the holiday season on TV, online and in print, as well as at points of sale.

(Telecompaper) Germany's Federal Network Agency, its national telecommunications regulator, has banned the sale of smartwatches for children with monitoring functions and said they should be considered as "unauthorised transmitters", given that parents can use these watches to surveil and eavesdrop on their children's surroundings.

(Telecompaper) Altice issued a statement saying that it has no plans for equity-linked cash raising, in response to recent market speculation. Its share price has fallen significantly since early November, when the group's third quarter results failed to convince investors, particularly over progress in the turnaround of its French operations.

(Telecompaper) Apple has delayed the launch of its new HomePod smart speaker until early 2018. When first announced in June, the speaker was expected to launch in December 2017, in time for holiday sales. 

(Telecompaper) America Movil may consider selling its 21.4 percent stake in KPN after receiving interest from a number of parties, Reuters reported. CFO Carlos Garcia Morena said the company had in the past already received expressions of interest and that these were coming in again. Moreno made the statement to to investors at the Morgan Stanley TMT conference in Barcelona.

(Telecompaper) Investment fund EQT Infrastructure is expanding further in the Netherlands with an agreement to buy the operator CAIW and its network operator CIF from Rabo Bouwfonds CIF. CAIW and CIF operate a fibre and coax network covering over 350,000 households and add to EQT's takeover of the Zeeland operator Delta last year. 

(Telecompaper) OnePlus has unveiled its new 5T smartphone. The device will launch worldwide from 21 November for a starting price of EUR 499/USD 499. 

(Telecompaper) Bouygues Telecom reported revenue of EUR 1.29 billion for the three months to September, with annual growth improving to 6.7 percent from 4.5 percent in the previous quarter. Net profit improved to EUR 119 million, compared with EUR 77 million a year earlier. Over the first nine months of the year, revenue growth was 6.4 percent, while EBITDA rose by 27 percent. The operator said that it is now targeting an EBITDA margin of between 26 and 27 percent for the full year (+27.7% in the 9-month period), compared to above 25 percent in its previous guidance. For the medium term, the objective of EUR 300 million of free cash flow in three years' time has been confirmed.

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. ©