tel·​co | \ ˈtel-(ˌ)kō How to pronounce telco (audio) \

Definition of telco

: a telecommunications company

Examples of telco in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Eventually, Chan agreed, marking the birth of the fledgling telco that same year. Alexis Ong, Wired, "How Gamers Powered Super-Fast Internet Abroad," 14 May 2020 Windstream, a telco that offers service in 18 states, filed for bankruptcy in February 2019. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "Frontier, an ISP in 29 states, plans to file for bankruptcy," 20 Jan. 2020 For starters, the telco can help the Menlo Park behemoth kickstart a number of dormant services in India. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz India, "The Reliance Jio deal could give Facebook a much-needed image makeover in India," 23 Apr. 2020 There are signs of impending layoffs at telco majors Vodafone and Airtel, too. Joel Paul, Quartz India, "There’s no easy way to layoff employees, but the damage can be minimised," 14 Jan. 2020 Australia’s Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets bought Danish telco TDC A/S last year in a consortium with local pension firms. Chris Hughes | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "Where Carlos Slim Failed, a Rival Spies an Opening," 31 Jan. 2019 Riding through tough times Airtel was the first telco to launch mobile services in Delhi in 1995 after India opened up the sector to private players. Mansi Taneja, Quartz India, "Despite $5 billion dues and Jio’s wrath, Airtel is not hanging up just yet," 21 Jan. 2020 Seldom was there a story of more woe than Luigi, and his telco. Alex Webb | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "Billionaires’ Sniping Reveals a Semi-Deserving Winner," 18 Mar. 2019 The telco’s decision follows policy decisions in the U.K. and the EU, both of which want to see Huawei excluded from the most sensitive parts of telecoms networks. David Meyer, Fortune, "Fixing the credit card business," 5 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of telco

1975, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for telco

telephone company

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“Telco.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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