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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) Facebook is in talks to lease a landmark building in Manhattan, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources familiar with the matter. The company hopes to hire 700,000 square feet worth of space at the Farley Building. The new space would come on top of Facebook's recent deal to lease 1.5 million square feet at the new Hudson Yards neighborhood, cut last month.

(Telecompaper) Telefonica has decided to award part of the contract to roll out its 5G core network to China's Huawei, according to unnamed sources cited by business daily Expansion. The operator is hoping the decision to award Huawei the first phase of the 5G network build will serve to pressure rival vendors including Ericsson, Nokia, Afirmed or Mavenir into providing more commercially aggressive offers to deploy a second core in the summer of 2020, said the sources, adding that Telefonica intends to award that contract to a different supplier so as not to depend solely on Huawei for its network equipment.

(Telecompaper) Apple has inked an agreement to buy and use aluminum made without any direct carbon dioxide emissions, Reuters reported. Alcoa and Rio Tinto joint venture Elysis produced the first commercial batch of the aluminium, using a breakthrough aluminium smelting technology which they claim is 'carbon free'. They will now expand the process to a commercial scale. 

(Telecompaper) Qualcomm Technologies released what it calls the world's first 5G-supported extended reality (XR) platform, the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 platform. The successor of the XR1 platform, it unites its 5G and AI innovations with its XR technology to usher in a new era of mobile computing across augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (MR). Qualcomm is also working with Niantic, the creator of the games Ingress and Pokemon Go, on a smart glasses reference design. 

(Telecompaper) While all three mobile operator groups posted lower revenue on an annual basis in Q3 2019, T-Mobile's decline was the smallest, pro forma for the Tele2 takeover, according to Telecompaper's Dutch Mobile Operators Q3 2019 report. The operator's service revenue market share rose to 30.9 percent, while Vodafone, which had the biggest fall in revenue in Q3, dropped to a share of 29.6 percent. KPN remains market leader, with its revenue share little changed in the past year at 39.5 percent, despite a drop in subscriber numbers.

(Telecompaper) FCC chairman Ajit Pai announced plans to set up a 5G Fund, to give up to USD 9 billion from the Universal Service Fund to operators to deploy 5G in rural areas. The regulator also admitted that the previous maps used to award mobile coverage subsidies were flawed, and it would work on developing new data sources.

(Telecompaper) Huawei has confirmed an appeal against the US government's decision to block carriers receiving state subsidies from using Huawei equipment. The petition against the FCC decision was filed in the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. 

(Telecompaper) Singtel has appointed Kelly Bayer Rosmarin as CEO designate of both Optus and Consumer Australia, effective immediately. She replaces Allen Lew and will join the Singtel management committee from 1 April 2020. Bayer Rosmarin previously served a deputy CEO of Optus. Lew will take on the newly-created role of CEO Group Strategy and Business Development and Country Chief Officer Thailand and will continue as chairman of the executive committee of Thai associate AIS.

(Telecompaper) Orange unveiled 'Engage 2025', its new strategy that follows on from the Essentials 2020 plan launched in 2015. The group presented its targets for the coming years, highlighting that its business model will be guided by social and environmental responsibility. It also announced plans to create TowerCos in most of its European countries, dedicated to the management of its mobile towers. These entities, fully controlled by Orange, could then be consolidated into a European TowerCo unit, in which the group would retain majority control.

(Telecompaper) Amazon Web Services (AWS) made some new announcements at its AWS re:Invent event, first unveiling AWS Wavelength, a system that uses 5G compute and storage at the edge to deliver millisecond latencies. New partnerships with Verizon, Vodafone, KDDI and SK Telecom aim to make the edge service available in the US, Europe, Japan and Korea. 


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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