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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) Chilean telecommunications regulator Subtel has received bids from the operators WOM, GTD and Mundo Pacifico for the six contracts to build the country's National Fibre Optic (FON) network. The initiative is designed to double the current capacity of the country's fibre-optic network by rolling out 10,000 kilometres of cables across 13 regions, with 202 access nodes spread across a total of 186 localities. 

(Telecompaper) Com Hem said it is reporting Telia Company to the EU Commission Monitoring Trustee for breach of EU terms for approving Telia's takeover of Bonnier Broadcasting. The Tele2 subsidiary said Telia has begun the auction of streaming rights that the commision had demanded as a condition for clearing the merger, but that it has included more rights than the EU had intended. Com Hem claims this is meant to lock in TV4 streaming and limit competition.

(Telecompaper) French operator Bouygues Telecom has announced the launch of its first advertising campaign under the company's new brand tagline, 'On est fait pour etre ensemble' ('We are made to be together'). The brand awareness campaign features a TV commercial centred on the theme of friendship, with the support of online, press, cinema and billboard creatives.

(Telecompaper) The US Commerce Department has withdrawn proposals to tighten restrictions on US firms selling to Huawei, the Wall Street Journal reports. People familiar with the matter said the plans were blocked by the Defense Department, which is concerned about the impact on tech firms from the loss of sales to Huawei. 

(Telecompaper) Cincinnati Bell said it has received a unsolicited bid from an infrastructure fund. The bid, at USD 12 per share, tops the offer Cincinnati Bell earlier accepted a bid from Brookfield Infrastructure, at USD 10.50 per share, or USD 2.6 billion in total. Although the board of Cincinnati Bell supports the transaction with Brookfield, the agreement allows Cincinnati Bell to talk with other companies, and the company confirmed it is doing so with the infrastructure fund. 

(Telecompaper) PT Ventures holds shares in the Angolan companies Unitel (25%) and Multitel (40%), as well as rights to dividends declared by Unitel, which are due and payable, and the rights arising from the final award rendered by the International Chamber of Commerce in the arbitration initiated by PT Ventures against the other shareholders of Unitel.

(Telecompaper) Italian antitrust watchdog AGCM has launched proceedings against Facebook for its failure to comply with an earlier order regarding improper commercial practices in its methods of collecting and using personal data. In a statement, the agency said Facebook had not heeded its request to properly inform users about the collection and use, for commercial reasons, of the data they release and could be fined up to EUR 5 million for "non-compliance", as recently confirmed by the Regional Administrative Court of Lazio.

(Telecompaper) Ericsson announced a 50 percent increase in its dividend to SEK 1.50 per share, after reporting full-year results it says are on track to meet its medium and long-term targets. For the fourth quarter, the company posted sales up 4 percent to SEK 66.4 billion, and the adjusted operating margin more than doubled to 9.7 percent, close to its target of 10 percent for 2020.

(Telecompaper) UK officials have proposed allowing Chinese technology company Huawei to play a limited role in the 5G network, reports Reuters citing two unnamed sources with knowledge of the matter. 

(Telecompaper) Comcast has announced another 10 percent increase in its dividend, after reporting double-digit growth in underlying earnings and record free cash flow for 2019. This is the company's 12th consecutive annual increase and comes despite expected additional investment in the launch of its Peacock streaming service this year.

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. ©