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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) Millicom has a total of around 53 million customers under the Tigo brand across nine Latin American countries and the African countries of Chad and Tanzania. The Luxembourg-based company reported revenues up 0.3 percent to USD 1.5 billion in the third quarter of 2018, with organic service revenue growth in its main Latin American business up 4.7 percent.  

(Telecompaper) Honor has launched its View20 smartphone in France, after an initial release in China in December. The new smartphone costs EUR 550 for 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage and EUR 650 for the premium model with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage. It will be available in other markets in Europe, India and other countries from the end of January. As an introductory offer in France the first week, Honor offers a free Honor Watch with each View20. 

(Telecompaper) UK-based mobile and electricals retailers Dixons Carphone has reported group like-for-like revenue up 1 percent for the Christmas 2018/2019 trading period, with international like-for-like up 5 percent, Nordics revenue up 3 percent and revenue in Greece up 19 percent. The International business made up almost 40 percent of sales over the period. 

(Telecompaper) TomTom has sold its Telematics division to tire manufacturer Bridgestone for EUR 910 million. Of the total, EUR 750 million will be distributed to shareholders by means of a capital repayment, as well as by share consolidation. The capital repayment will not be subject to Dutch dividend withholding tax. The sale is expected to close by the end of the second quarter, followed by the execution of the capital repayment and share consolidation in the third quarter.

(Telecompaper) France's data protection watchdog Cnil has issued Google with a EUR 50 million fine following an inquiry prompted by complaints filed in May 2018 by two non-profit organizations. The investigation was carried out in September 2018, in response to two separate complaints from French consumer rights association La Quadrature du Net and data protection group NOYB (None of your business), led by Max Schrems. 

(Telecompaper) Huawei's founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei has warned staff of possible job losses and cost-cutting, following the pressure put on the Chinese company by the US and security concerns in other markets. In an email sent to employees seen by the Financial Times, Ren said "the overall situation will probably not be as bright as imagined" in the coming year, and the company will have to "prepare for times of hardship". Unrealistic goals will need to be revised, and the company will need to "give up some mediocre employees and lower labor expenses", he said. 

(Telecompaper) Italian communications regulator Agcom has announced that it's essentially opposed to the initial plan submitted by Telecom Italia (TIM) to spin off its fixed access network into a fully controlled separate company. In a lengthy document published on its website, Agcom stopped short of rejecting TIM's proposal to legally separate its network into a new entity (Netco) but said the separation would allow it to retain significant market power in that it could continue favouring its own companies to the detriment of competitors. 

(Telecompaper) Iliad announced that it has acquired a 75 percent stake in French data centre and cloud services operator Jaguar Network. Private equity firm Naxicap sold its interest to Iliad as part of a deal facilitated by Jaguar Network's founder, Kevin Polizzi, who retains the remaining 25 percent stake and will stay at the company as CEO. Iliad said that it purchased the majority stake based on a multiple of 10.6x EBITDA, representing an investment of just under EUR 100 million.

(Telecompaper) There was a good deal of M&A news last week. It helped push the TP Stock Index European Telecoms up by 0.8 percent, still behind the EuroStoxx 50's gain of 2.1 percent. The week's absolute winner was Telekom Slovenije (+17%). Turkcell (+12%) and Turk Telekom (+8.6%) did well also, as the Turkish lira jumped. The casualties of week 3 included Italy's Go Internet (-11%), Intelsat (-9.5%) and Altice Europe (-9.2%).

(Telecompaper) The number of Dutch households with a Netflix subscription amounted to 2.94 million at the end of the fourth quarter, according to research from Telecompaper's Consumer Insights panel. The year before, the number of Dutch Netflix households was still at 2.6 million. On a sequential basis, that number increased by 120,000 households.

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. ©