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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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TELECOM RESOURCES:
(Telecompaper) The first 5G mobile service has been launched in the US by AT&T. However, the first 5G smartphones won't be available until 2019. Fixed-wireless 5G, using the mobile network as a replacement for fixed broadband, appears to be attracting more attention from operators in the initial service launches and trials.

(Telecompaper) Cable operator Charter has agreed to pay a record USD 174.2 million in order to settle a consumer fraud case in New York. Of the total, USD 62.5 million will go directly to customers as refunds. The Attorney General of New York believes the amount represents the largest-ever payout to consumers by an ISP in US history. This is the first settlement to result from the Attorney General's investigation of broadband service in New York. Charter earlier operated as Time Warner Cable and then as Charter brand Spectrum. 

(Telecompaper) AT&T has claimed a first with the launch of a 5G mobile network in the US. The service is initially available in 12 cities using a mobile hotspot device. 

(Telecompaper) Cisco has confirmed the takeover of US-based semiconductor company Luxtera for USD 660 million. The company's silicon photonics technology is expected to strengthen Cisco's networking portfolio and support the transition to 400G. 

(Telecompaper) Huawei has defended its security record in a press conference with international journalists at its office in Dongguan, China. The meeting follows certain countries banning the company from providing network equipment due to concerns it may serve as a backdoor to Chinese intelligence agencies, as well as the arrest of the company's CFO in Canada on a US warrant for suspected trade sanction violations. 

(Telecompaper) The French government will bring to parliament a proposal for a new tax targeting digital sales from the so-called GAFA companies (Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon). The announcement was confirmed by economy minister Bruno Le Maire, who told Les Echos that the new tax could be in place by 01 January 2019. While details have yet to be published, the measure aims to tax digital sales linked to advertising and personal data, generating an estimated EUR 500 million in 2019 for the public treasury.

(Telecompaper) T-Mobile US CEO John Legere expressed satisfaction with the "milestones" and said he looks forward to continuing discussions with the remaining regulatory agencies reviewing the deal. 

(Telecompaper) Southern Cross Cable Network (SCCN) and its shareholders Spark New Zealand, Singtel and Verizon Business announced that Australian operator Telstra has agreed to purchase a 25 percent stake in SCCN and capacity on both the existing network and the new Southern Cross NEXT subsea cable. 

(Telecompaper) Qualcomm Technologies has unveiled its new Qualcomm 9205 LTE modem, purpose-built for IoT applications such as asset trackers, health monitors, security systems, smart city sensors and smart meters, as well as a range of wearable trackers. Quectel is the first global provider scheduled to provide mobile modules based on the new modem. Gemalto and Telit will also launch products based on the new modem in 2019. 

(Telecompaper) Google plans to put over USD 1 billion into a new campus in New York City, at Google Hudson Square. The office will have the capacity to more than double the number of Google employees in New York over the next 10 years. Google set up offices in the city almost 20 years ago and now has more than 7,000 employees working in Search, Ads, Maps, YouTube, Cloud, Technical Infrastructure, Sales, Partnerships and Research. The news follows recent announcements by Amazon that it will establish new co-headquarters in New York City and Arlington, Virginia. Apple said it will be expanding its operations into more cities over the next three years, including in New Yor


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.

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