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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) Liberty Global said revenues for the fourth quarter slid 0.5 percent to USD 2.982 billion, pulled down by contractions in Switzerland, Belgium and UK/Ireland. Mobile revenue increased 5.2 percent to USD 429.9 million but was not able to offset cable revenue falling 0.9 percent to USD 1.902 billion. The operating cash flow (OCF) declined a bit over 4 percent to USD 1.273 billion with OFCF (OCF after tax) down 18.2 percent to USD 433.4 million. The operating profit meanwhile increased 11.2 percent to USD 282.5 million. For the full year, revenues dipped 0.6 percent lower to USD 11.541 billion, with OCF off 3.1 percent to USD 4.859 billion, OFCF up 34.5 percent to USD 1.979 billion and the operating profit going 11.2 percent lower to USD 745.5 million.

(Telecompaper) Ooredoo Group has announced that its net profit for the year ended 31 December 2019 increased by 10 percent to QAR 1.73 billion from QAR 1.57 billion in 2018. There was an increase in EBITDA and a more favorable foreign exchange environment compared with 2018, but IFRS 16 had a negative effect on net profit. Revenue was stable at QAR 29.92 billion compared with QAR 29.93 billion, in spite of the industry-wide shift from voice to data consumption, lower handset sales and macroeconomic and currency weakness in some markets. 

(Telecompaper) Veon Group said it met or exceeded its targets for growth in organic revenue, EBITDA and cash flow for 2019 and declared a final dividend of 15 cents per share. The company also announced the new co-CEOs Sergi Herrero and Kaan Terzioglu. They will take over from 01 March from Ursula Burns, who will return to being chair of the group. 

(Telecompaper) The US has filed a new lawsuit against Huawei for alleged stealing of trade secrets from US companies. The suit filed in federal court in New York by the Department of Justice charges Huawei and its subsidiaries with 16 counts of violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, as well as conspiracy to steal trade secrets stemming from the China-based company's alleged "long-running practice of using fraud and deception to misappropriate sophisticated technology from US counterparts".

(Telecompaper) Xiaomi has launched its flagship Mi 10 smartphones at its headquarters in Beijing. The new devices, featuring the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor and a 108-megapixel camera, will launch from 14 February in China starting at CNY 3,999. 

(Telecompaper) Orange reported improved growth figures for the fourth quarter. Group revenues grew 1.1 percent on a comparable basis to EUR 11.1 billion, compared to 0.8 percent in the previous quarter, thanks strong momentum in Africa and the Middle East and an improved performance in France. EBITDAaL was up 1.3 percent on the same basis to EUR 3.3 billion, accelerating from an increase of 0.2 percent in the previous quarter. Orange maintained its outlook for a "flat positive" EBITDA this year and improved its forecast for cash flow. 

(Telecompaper) Cisco reported revenues for its fiscal second quarter to January down 4 percent year-on-year to USD 12.0 billion, in line with its outlook. The company forecast a further decline of 1.5-3.5 percent in the current quarter. Profits were still higher in Q2, and Cisco raised its quarterly dividend by 3 percent to USD 0.36 per share.

(Telecompaper) Australia's Federal Court has declared a proposed merger between TPG Telecom and Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) would not substantially affect competition. Back in May 2019, the ACCC rejected the merger because it considered that, in the absence of the merger, TPG was likely to continue to deploy its own mobile network and become a disruptive competitor in Australia's concentrated mobile telecommunications market. The companies appealed and have won the suit.

(Telecompaper) The GSMA has cancelled Mobile World Congress, its flagship event scheduled for later this month in Barcelona. The industry group said "the global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak, travel concern and other circumstances, make it impossible for the GSMA to hold the event".

(Telecompaper) Spanish regional operator Euskaltel will be using the Virgin brand to drive its national expansion strategy, confirmed its leading shareholder Zegona Communications in a statement. Euskaltel is currently Spain's fifth largest operator, having acquired Telecable Asturias in 2017 and last year expanded from its main markets of the Basque Country and Galicia to 5 new regions (Navarre, Catalonia, Leon, Cantabria and Rioja) using its Euskaltel, R and new RACCtel+ brands. Its leading shareholder Zegona said the newly-signed trademark licensing agreement will enable Euskaltel to use the Virgin brand in 85 percent of the Spanish market where it's not currently present. 

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. ©