tel·​e·​com | \ ˈte-li-ˌkäm \

Definition of telecom

2 : the telecommunications industry

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Long Distance Huawei got its start supplying telecom gear to rural areas of China, which remains its biggest market. Dan Strumpf, WSJ, "How Huawei Took Over the World," 25 Dec. 2018 The 14 letters sent out today are addressed to the CEOs of major telecom companies including Hans Vesterberg (Verizon), John Donovan (AT&T), John Legere (T-Mobile), Brian Roberts (Comcast), Tom Rutledge (Charter), and more. Chris Welch, The Verge, "FCC will ‘take action’ in 2019 if carriers aren’t doing enough to fight robocalls," 6 Nov. 2018 Nokia, the top non-Chinese maker of telecom gear in the country, derived 11 percent of its sales last year from the greater China region, which is dominated by local players such as Huawei Technologies Co. and ZTE Corp. Fortune, "Nokia Signs $1.2 Billion Deal With China Mobile," 11 July 2018 The telecom and media company hasn’t disclosed pricing or other rollout details. Joe Flint, WSJ, "AT&T Names TV Veteran as Creative Head of Streaming Service," 14 Dec. 2018 The merger, including debt, would be the fourth largest deal ever attempted in the global telecom, media and entertainment space, according to Thomson Reuters data. Anchorage Daily News, "AT&T closes $85 billion deal for Time Warner," 15 June 2018 Really, again, there's -- telecoms have pressures to get content. Fox News, "Judge Approves AT&T-Time Warner Merger," 13 June 2018 That was a higher ratio than telecom, technology and software chiefs. Natalie Jarvey, The Hollywood Reporter, "Snap's Evan Spiegel and Big Media's Even Bigger Pay Gap," 1 Mar. 2018 The company employs about 180,000 people, more than Intel Corp. INTC 1.30% , and has built telecom networks around the world, including in Europe, Africa and South America. Dan Strumpf, WSJ, "Why Huawei Matters," 6 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of telecom

1948, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of telecom was in 1948

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English Language Learners Definition of telecom

: a telecommunications company

: the telecommunications industry

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