tel·​e·​com ˈte-li-ˌkäm How to pronounce telecom (audio)
plural telecoms
: the telecommunications industry
A lot of smart and experienced people lost money investing in telecomThe Wall Street Journal
often used before another noun
telecom companies/services
the telecom industry
But questions remain about how the telecom giant will shift its strategy and whether it will be able to do it fast enough to catch up with tech giants …Melissa Repko

Examples of telecom in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Denholm, an Australian former telecom exec who is also a partner at Canva investor Blackbird, became chair of Tesla’s board in 2018 after Musk was forced to step down from the role as part of an SEC settlement. Emma Hinchliffe, Fortune, 16 Feb. 2024 But the telecom company Magyar Telekom is one glaring exception. Prarthana Prakash, Fortune Europe, 15 Feb. 2024 Robocall Enforcement Tools May Not Be Enough Against AI The key method to identify the source of a robocall—and therefore prevent bad actors from continuing to make them—is to trace the call back through the complex network of telecom infrastructure and identify the call’s originating point. IEEE Spectrum, 13 Feb. 2024 That’s the hurdle Indonesia and its telecoms companies need to overcome in expanding internet access to the country’s over 270 million people. Lionel Lim, Fortune Asia, 9 Feb. 2024 Many telecom policy observers and legal experts predict constitutional challenges to the new rules to be brought to court. Jessica Melugin, Washington Examiner, 12 Jan. 2024 China now dominates several strategically important industries—telecom infrastructure, batteries, solar panels, and others—with more in its crosshairs. Geoff Colvin, Fortune, 2 Feb. 2024 This week, Toyota rose to a record market value for a Japanese company, about $330 billion, surpassing the mark set in 1987 by the telecom conglomerate NTT. Alexandra Stevenson, New York Times, 26 Jan. 2024 The traditional media biz is ripe for consolidation, argues Kevin Westcott, Deloitte’s U.S. tech, media and telecom leader. Cynthia Littleton, Variety, 18 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of telecom was in 1953

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“Telecom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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