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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) Berec, the EU telecom regulator, has published its final guidelines for national regulators on enforcing the EU's net neutrality legislation which took effect in April. A public consultation by Berec earlier this year on the draft guidelines attracted nearly half a million responses, as the public, governments and private companies seek to weigh in on how non-discrimination of internet traffic should be maintained. Berec presented the guidelines at a press conference in Brussels.

(Telecompaper) German publishing house Axel Springer has launched a new MVNO in cooperation with Drillisch. The new BILDconnect portfolio consists of three tariffs that are available on a monthly rolling contract or as 2-year contracts. The plans will be delivered on the Telefonica (O2) network and offer LTE.

(Telecompaper) The European Commission has ordered Ireland to recover EUR 13 billion in taxes from Apple, after concluding that the country gave the company an unfair tax advantage over other businesses. The advance tax rulings granted by the Irish government for Apple's European headquarters in the country helped Apple lower its tax rate on European profits to as little as 0.005 percent in 2014. The Commission's investigation, started in June 2014, covers the period going back to 1991. The selective tax treatment of Apple in Ireland was found to be illegal under EU state aid rules. Ireland has said it plans to appeal the decision.

(Telecompaper) The Dutch broadband market continued to grow in the second quarter, albeit at a slower pace than in the preceding two quarters, ending June 2016 with more than 7.24 million connections, according to the Dutch Broadband 2016 Q2 report from Telecompaper. The quarterly growth of 48,000 connections was lower than the net additions in Q1 2016 and Q4 2015, but almost four times more than the 13,000 net additions in Q2 2015. Fibre broadband continued to fuel the growth, with 4.1 percent more fibre connections in the quarter, and cable broadband also grew slightly. Ziggo, the largest cable operator in the Netherlands, improved its quarterly additions to double digits during the second quarter, ending the period with just over 3.1 million customers. Its market share decreased slightly though to 43.1 percent. Number two KPN added 15,000 broadband customers during the second quarter, but lost 0.1 percentage points of market share.

(Telecompaper) Iran has announced that it has completed the first phase of its plan to operate a "national internet", which was inaugurated on 28 August by Communications and Information Technology Minister Mahmoud Vaezi, report state news agency Irna and Mehr news agency.

(Telecompaper) T-Mobile US said it is quadrupling speeds for mobile hotspot data on the T-Mobile One plan and introducing new 24 hour high-definition (HD) Day Passes. It is also launching introducing T-Mobile One Plus for customers who want faster mobile hotspot data, faster speeds when traveling and unlimited HD video streaming.

(Telecompaper) LetterOne (L1), the international business of Russian investor Mikhail Fridman, is investing in FreedomPop, the US-based MVNO. L1 said it received clearance from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to complete its USD 50 million investment in FreedomPop. The mobile provider announced the investment round earlier this year, saying it would use the money to fuel its global expansion. FreedomPop, which offers a basic free mobile plans and bigger paid plans, launched in the UK and Spain this year and plans to open an additional eight markets by the end of next year.

(Telecompaper) Apple is expected to introduce on 07 September the next iPhone. The company has confirmed the date in invitations sent out to the media for a presentation in San Francisco. The latest reports suggest Apple is varying its standard update schedule and will not launch a completely new design for the iPhone 7. Changes to the smartphone are expected to be more minor, such as an improved camera, speakers and start button. The next major overhaul of the smartphone won't come until 2017.

(Telecompaper) Apple CEO Tim Cook has sold USD 36 million worth of the 1.26 million block of compensation stock he received in 2011 when he became head of the company, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing a filing at the Securities and Exchange Commission. The shares, which were previously restricted, were valued at USD 135 million. Cook has now hit the halfway point of a stock-compensation plan that could see him awarded 7 million shares by 2021. The CEO earned most of his shares, 980,000, by remaining CEO for five years. He earned the additional 280,000 shares because Apple stock outperformed more than two-thirds of the companies in the S&P 500-stock index over the past three years.

(Telecompaper) New Zealand wholesale operator Chorus announced that its CEO Mark Ratcliffe gave notice of his intention to step down by the middle of next year. No reason for the decision was given, but Chorus said Ratcliffe would continue with full responsibilities as CEO for the next year while the company searches for a replacement. Ratcliffe said Chorus would continue to operate as business as usual. Ratcliffe led Chorus' separation from Telecom New Zealand and previously served as CEO of the wholesale arm when it was part of Telecom (now Spark).

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. ©