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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) Week 16 was heavy on M&A and auctions related news. The Telecompaper Stock Index European Telecoms Services ended the week up 0.4 percent, behind the EuroStoxx 50's 1.5 percent gain. Year-to-date, our index is strongly underperforming the broader market with a gain of just 6.4 percent, versus +16.6 percent for the EuroStoxx 50.

(Telecompaper) Some of the biggest ad agencies, including Publicis (+9.3%) and Omnicom (+7.7%), led the media sector higher in week 16. Also, some of the heaviest constituents had a positive week, including Comcast (+2.7%), Netflix (+2.6%), Walt Disney (+1.8%) and Alphabet (+1.5%). The week's poorest performances were delivered by McClatchy (-13%) and Salem Media (-12%). Earnings season was kicked off by Omnicom, Vivendi and Netflix.

(Telecompaper) Google has made some changes to how people can personalise their Android devices. The company said it made the changes in order to comply with the European Commission's ruling from July 2018. Android device users will now be able to install any app they want and also choose what services to use as defaults in apps like Google Chrome. The new screens will come to Android users in Europe through an update, with an option to download search apps and browsers.

(Telecompaper) Amazon and Google have put aside their differences to allow distribution of each other's video apps on their respective hardware. As a result, the YouTube app will be available on Amazon Fire TV devices, and Amazon Prime Video will be available over Google's Chromecast and Android TVs. 

(Telecompaper) T-Mobile US announced that its mobile banking service is now available nationwide, following a trial launched last year. The free bank account can be opened and managed from a smartphone and offers T-Mobile postpaid customers extra interest on the account balance.

(Telecompaper) Apple continues to lead the global premium smartphone segment, taking more than half the market in 2018, according to Counterpoint Research. Its figures found that OnePlus entered the top five premium brands for the first time in 2018.

(Telecompaper) The European Parliament has dismissed objections from its transport committee over the European Commission's proposal for a connected car standard. This effectively opens up the way to the Wi-Fi based 802.11p standard for short-range communications to be endorsed by the EU for vehicle communications, as opposed to the Cellular-V2X (C-V2X) technology based on LTE and 5G and supported by the mobile industry. 

(Telecompaper) Spain's Ministry of Economy has published its latest annual report on broadband coverage in the country. This shows that access to at least 100 Mbps improved by 5 percent points in the year to June 2018, to 81 percent of the population, while 85 percent have access to at least 30 Mbps. The government aims to increase these rates to respectively 89 percent and 98 percent by 2020 with the help of its ongoing subsidy programmes. 

(Telecompaper) The enterprise videoconferencing specialist Zoom Video Communications has priced its initial public offering of shares, raising around USD 751 million. The issue was priced at USD 36 per share, above the indicated range of USD 33-35 per share, which was already increased from USD 27-32.

(Telecompaper) FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the US regulator will vote at its meeting in May on whether to give China Mobile a licence to operate in the US. Following recommendations from government agencies such as the NTIA, the chairman plans to recommend a vote against the licence, based on national security interests. 


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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