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

Examples of telco in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The industry has spent the past few years working on reframing what’s possible in telco networks for the future. Marc Price, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024 In this future, a telco’s greatest asset will be its ability not simply to react, but also proactively advance new possibilities and adapt programmatically to optimize for a changing landscape. Marc Price, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024 Yet the reality is that a lot of telco data is captured, stored and analyzed without producing any significant benefit. Marc Price, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024 In 2021, Qatari telco Ooredoo and Hong Kong’s CK Hutchinson Holdings agreed to merge their Indonesian businesses to form Indosat Ooredoo Hutchinson, creating the country’s second-largest telecoms provider. Lionel Lim, Fortune Asia, 9 Feb. 2024 Verizon fee covers taxes, normal business costs Like other vaguely explained telco fees, the Verizon charge makes the real price paid by consumers higher than the rates Verizon advertises. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 15 Jan. 2024 The telco has teamed with YouTube to give free access to NFL Sunday Ticket — which provides every out-of-market Sunday afternoon game — for the 2023-24 season to eligible new and upgrading wireless and home internet customers. Todd Spangler, Variety, 26 July 2023 Analysts have been raising red flags about telco stocks, anticipating legal and reputational damage from the WSJ report to grow and persist. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz, 18 July 2023 The Ampere study says that to support ARPU growth, Disney+ Hotstar also needs to review its partnership deals with mobile telcos and encourage direct subscription. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 3 July 2023

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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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“Telco.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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