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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) Qualcomm has unveiled its second-generation 5G modem, a week before MWC. The Snapdragon X55 5G modem supports 5G NR mmWave and sub-6 GHz spectrum bands and can deliver speeds of up to 7 Gbps over 5G and 2.5 Gbps on Cat 22 LTE. It is expected to appear in the first commercial devices in late 2019.  

(Telecompaper) LG Electronics and ZTE are the latest handset makers to confirm they will introduce 5G smartphones at MWC in Barcelona next week. LG said its V series will focus on 5G going forward, with the V50 to be introduced at MWC as the first 5G device in its range. ZTE announced it will launch its next Axon flagship smartphone with 5G. 

(Telecompaper) Qatar-based pay-TV operator BeIN Sport is holding preliminary talks with French broadcaster Canal Plus over a possible sale, according to information gathered by the news team of Europe 1. No details have been disclosed yet on which of the group's holdings are under negotiation. Canal Plus is reportedly aiming to finalise a deal by summer.

(Telecompaper) Australian operator Telstra will launch its Telstra TV streaming player and new Home Broadband plans next week. The offer will be available with no lock-in contracts. Customers will be able to pay out their modem if they leave within 24 months. The third generation of Telstra TV includes an upgraded wireless remote control with voice search, plus buttons for TV power and volume control. 

(Telecompaper) MTN Group has reiterated its denial of bribery allegations linked to securing its GSM licence in Iran in 2005, ITWeb reported. MTN says it has consistently denied there is any credible evidence that it promised any money to former South African ambassador to Iran, Yusuf Saloojee, or that Saloojee accepted money from MTN.

(Telecompaper) Ericsson said it is spectrum and regulation, and not access to equipment and technology that is putting the roll-out of 5G at risk in Europe. In a blog post, Ericsson CEO Borje Ekholm said his company has the resources ready to roll out 5G with market leaders, but European customers are facing high levels of uncertainty. 

(Telecompaper) The UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has concluded that it is possible to limit the risks of using equipment from Chinese company Huawei in 5G mobile networks, reports the Financial Times citing two unnamed people familiar with the decision.

(Telecompaper) The TP Stock Index European Telecoms was up 1.8 percent in week 7, but still trailed the general market, as the EuroStoxx 50 index won 3.4 percent. A number of micro caps made double digit gains (Forthnet 42%, NextGenTel 23%, 3U 15%), but the heavy-weights made limited advances (Deutsche Telekom +0.8%, Vodafone +1.8%). The most eye-catching news from last week was the rumour of Liberty Global (+2.1%), via Virgin Media UK, looking at a possible offer for Kcom (+5.8%). Tele Columbus (-11%) was the week's biggest loser. TIM (+8.8%) was up on news of CDP raising its stake.

(Telecompaper) The global mobile industry group GSMA has issued a warning to Europe to not take action blocking the use of certain mobile equipment for 5G networks. Without mentioning any specific vendors by name, the GSMA said any disruptions to equipment supply "will increase costs to European operators, businesses and citizens; delay 5G deployment by years across Europe and potentially also jeopardise existing 4G networks upon which 5G will be built". The statement follows reports that multiple European countries are considering action against Chinese vendors such as Huawei and ZTE.

(Telecompaper) Russian bank VTB plans to sell its stake in the mobile operator Tele2 Russia to the national operator Rostelecom, reports Comnews.ru. Andrey Kostin, the president of the bank, told journalists at the Sochi Investors Forum that a final decision on the issue will be taken within a month.


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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