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 Last week, Google announced an Android smartphone in collaboration with Reliance Jio, the telco spearheaded by India’s richest man Mukesh Ambani. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz, 28 June 2021 As India’s biggest telco, JioMobile now services over 410 million subscribers on its service. Tim Ingham, Rolling Stone, 15 June 2021 Nearly everyone has an account with a telco, and those accounts can be gateways into your bank accounts, investments, digital currencies and other high-value targets. Daniel Woods, Forbes, 10 Mar. 2021 The label has discovered breakthrough talent with NIKI and Higher Brothers, and recently inked a deal with a Filipino telco to develop crossover artists. Alexei Barrionuevo, Billboard, 1 Dec. 2020 The Finnish telco won a $14.1 million contract to build a 4G LTE base station on the moon by 2022 as part of the Artemis program, NASA’s effort to establish a sustained human presence on its nearest celestial neighbor. Nicolás Rivero, Quartz, 19 Oct. 2020 Eventually, Chan agreed, marking the birth of the fledgling telco that same year. Alexis Ong, Wired, 14 May 2020 Windstream, a telco that offers service in 18 states, filed for bankruptcy in February 2019. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 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, 23 Apr. 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 24 Sep. 2021.

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