tel·​co ˈtel-(ˌ)kō How to pronounce telco (audio)
: a telecommunications company

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The same article notes that Elisa, the Finnish telco, reports that customer satisfaction is 50% higher for those with plans enabling 300 Mbps or higher. James Messer, Forbes, 10 Nov. 2022 Agile telco providers are ideally placed to invest consistently and increasingly in content. Vladimir Lucic, Forbes, 2 Aug. 2022 Canal Plus Group is in advanced discussions to acquire the film, television, and pay-TV divisions of Orange, the leading French telco group. Elsa Keslassy, Variety, 20 July 2022 The ability to build products/services/networks/customer experiences more quickly will require everything within the telco to speed up. Chris Menier, Forbes, 25 Apr. 2022 There is hardly an hour of the day that passes by without us interacting with our telco, be that by means of browsing or gaming or streaming or making a call. Pramod Konandur Prabhakar, Forbes, 25 Mar. 2022 According to Forbes, the number of people who have cut the cord on their cable, satellite or telco subscription has tripled since 2014, jumping from 16 million to more than 50 million last year. Andrew Ellenberg, Forbes, 17 Mar. 2022 Movistar Plus, the pay-SVOD operator of giant European telco Telefonica. John Hopewell, Variety, 13 Jan. 2022 Other Indian telco giants are also experimenting with 5G in India. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz, 10 June 2021 See More

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Word History


telephone company

First Known Use

1975, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of telco was in 1975

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Cite this Entry

“Telco.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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