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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) Axiata Group reported revenue of MYR 5.9 billion for the first quarter of 2017, which represents an increase of 1.6 percent quarter-on-quarter. Revenue growth was mainly boosted by data revenue which jumped 10 percent quarter-on-quarter and 43.3 percent year-on-year, and now accounts for 40.9 percent of total service revenue. First-quarter EBITDA was up 8.8 percent to MYR 2.2 billion. Group normalised PATAMI improved to MYR 291 million from MYR 77 million in the previous quarter. Cash balance also increased from MYR 5.3 billion to MYR 6.7 billion, up 26.1 percent over the period.

(Telecompaper) Revenues of the Russian operator Megafon grew by 14.8 percent year-on-year to RUB 86.254 billion in the first quarter of this year. OIBDA increased by 6.2 percent to RUB 32.120 billion, and the OIBDA margin totaled 37.2 percent, down by 3 percentage points. Revenues from the telecommunications sector dropped by 0.9 percent, to RUB 74.494 billion.

(Telecompaper) The Danish consumer council Taenk is designating 06 June as switching day, urging the public to change provider after three out of four mobile firms are raising prices after the EU directive scrapping the international roaming surcharge. People should not simply accept the hikes, it said, as many already pay for talktime and mobile internet that they do not use. In reality, average data use is approximately six times lower than the average allowance in Danish subscriptions.

(Telecompaper) T-Mobile Poland has introduced the Supernet Video service, allowing zero-rated access to content on the most popular online video and VoD services, including YouTube, Netflix, Vevo, TVP Stream, TVP Sport, Player, Showmax, and Chili Cinema. The service is available for all current and new customers of the 'T' tariff in two quality options: in DVD quality for PLN 5 or in Full HD quality for PLN 15. The service can be activated and deactivated in any billing period, including switching between quality options.

(Telecompaper) Lenovo reported a return to revenue growth in its fiscal fourth quarter to March, after five quarters of decline. Sales rose 4.9 percent to USD 9.6 billion, thanks to growth in the PC and mobile businesses. Operating profit was still down 70 percent to USD 74 million, and net profit dropped 41 percent to USD 104 million. Lenovo maintained its dividend at HKD 20.5 cents per share, after a return to profit of USD 535 million versus a loss of USD 128 million in the prior year.

(Telecompaper) Apax Partners, Fortino Capital and Vodafone Group announced an agreement to combine cable, broadband and pay TV provider Melita and mobile operator Vodafone Malta. The combined company's mobile and enterprise business will operate under the Vodafone brand. It will offer quad-play bundled mobile, fixed broadband, fixed telephony and TV services to Maltese consumers and a full range of enterprise services for businesses and the public sector. At completion, the existing shareholders of Melita will own 51 percent of the combined company and Vodafone Europe will own the remaining 49 percent.

(Telecompaper) Spanish operator Cellnex Telecom has announced the creation of a consortium to acquire 100 percent of Swiss Towers AG, a subsidiary of Sunrise Communications that operates 2,239 telecommunication sites in Switzerland. The consortium led by Cellnex will acquire Swiss Tower AG for a total of EUR 430 million free of cash, pushing the total number of towers operated by Cellnex in Spain, Italy, Switzerland, France, Netherlands and the UK to over 23,000. The Swiss AG consortium is 54 percent owned by Cellnex, 28 percent by Swiss Life Asset Managers and 18 percent by Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners.

(Telecompaper) The cost of a mobile SIM-only plan showed a general decline in most countries in Western Europe in Q1 2017, according to the latest research by Telecompaper. The annual comparison of mobile prices across 16 countries shows a general trend of operators including more and more data in postpaid plans, as well as many already offering a roaming allowance ahead of the change in EU rules in June. In the survey of nearly 1,600 plans available on the market, the Telecompaper EU Benchmark report found that Denmark remains the cheapest place for a mobile plan and Greece the most expensive.

(Telecompaper) Microsoft has unveiled in Shanghai a new version of its Surface Pro 2-in-1 tablet. Dropping the number in the name, this is the fifth edition of the device, and it will go on sale from mid-June starting at USD 799. The new Surface Pro comes with a slightly smaller screen than its predecessor at 12.3-inch with 267 pixels per inch and optimised for both touch and the new Surface Pen. It can tilt back to 165-degrees to facilitate drawing and writing on the screen. The device will come with choice of the latest Intel 4M or i5 processors with fanless operation or the new i7. Microsoft claims the new Surface Pro offers 50 percent more battery life than its predecessor, at 13.5 hours of video playback with the i5 chip.

(Telecompaper) Worldwide smartphone sales climbed to 380 million units in the first quarter of 2017, a 9.1 percent year on year rise that was again driven above all by China's top three device makers, said Gartner. Although Samsung and Apple retained the top two spots, the Chinese trio of Huawei, Oppo and Vivo now account for a combined 24 percent of global sales, up 7 percentage points year on year, according to Gartner. The Chinese manufacturers are driving sales with aggressive marketing and competitively priced smartphones that are increasingly equipped with innovative features, taking advantage of the fact buyers are spending more to get a better device, pushing up the average selling prices of certain mobile phone types.

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. ©