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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) 3 Group reported a solid rise in annual results in 2017, despite a small drop in its customer base. The company blamed the customer losses on new definitions for inactive subscribers after the merger of Wind and Tre in Italy and "intense competition for lower value customers" in Wind Tre's base.

(Telecompaper) Paul Jacobs, the recently demoted chairman of Qualcomm, has approached several investors about a possible takeover of the chipmaker founded by his father. Following Broadcom's blocked bid for Qualcomm, he is seeking the help of investors such as Softbank to take the company private, the Financial Times reports. 

(Telecompaper) China Unicom reported a strong improvement in results for 2017 and said it would resume dividend payments. The company said the first months of 2018 suggested it was on track for further strong growth in 2018.

(Telecompaper) Telia Denmark is introducing a new mobile subscription under the name Telia One, providing unlimited data across Telia's footprint in the Nordic and Baltic regions, as well as 20 GB of data for roaming in the EU each month. This service costs DKK 249 per month (EUR 33), and includes unlimited calls, texts and MMS in the Nordic and Baltic regions and in the EU. 

(Telecompaper) Microsoft has confirmed plans to open its own cloud region in Germany and its first cloud sites in Switzerland and the Middle East. The Microsoft Cloud has also opened for business in France at three data centres in Paris and one in Marseilles, offering Azure and Office 365 services. 

(Telecompaper) Apple and Google face legal action at the Paris commercial court that could result in a fine of EUR 2 million for unfair commercial practices. The case was brought on behalf of the French finance minister, Bruno Le Maire, by the French Directorate for fair trading, consumer affairs and fraud control (DGCCRF). It centres on the contractual terms imposed by the two companies on content and app developers selling software on Google Play and Apple's App Store.

(Telecompaper) Data roaming traffic in the EU rose 435 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2017 to over 84 million GB, according to a report from the EU regulatory group Berec. The first quarter after the implementation of 'roam like at home' charging in the EU shows the measure is a "clear success from the end-user point of view", said Johannes Gungl, chairman of Berec, at a debriefing following Berec's latest plenary meeting. 

(Telecompaper) After recently setting new tariffs on the import of aluminum and steel, US President Donald Trump is preparing new ones, but this time on USD 60 billion worth of Chinese imports, Reuters reported, citing sources close to the matter. The tariffs will be targeted at up to 100 products, with special aim taken at technology, telecom and intellectual property. The White House declined to comment on the size or timing of any move. 

(Telecompaper) Lumentum has agreed to buy Oclaro for USD 1.8 billion in order to expand in the fibre-optic components market. The offer of USD 9.99 per share is a 40 percent premium to Oclaro's average share price in the past month. 

(Telecompaper) Fitbit has launched a new mass-market smartwatch called the Fitbit Versa, as well as a smartband activity tracker aimed at kids. 

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. ©