tel·​e·​com | \ ˈte-li-ˌkäm How to pronounce telecom (audio) \

Definition of telecom

2 : the telecommunications industry

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The Federal Communications Commission has also made clear that telecom companies can implement robocall blocking technologies for their customers by default. Brian Fung, CNN, "FTC reports a sharp increase in phone scams from criminals impersonating IRS, Social Security," 1 July 2019 Defending its position as the biggest telecom company in the world now depends on the same international legal system Huawei is accused of ignoring for so long. Klint Finley, WIRED, "Surprise! Huawei Can Actually Innovate—and Win Fans," 1 July 2019 But some concessions on tight U.S. rules placed on Chinese telecom company Huawei may be needed to get China to a negotiating table such as a suspension of those restrictions during a truce, UBS's Haefele wrote. Rachel Layne, CBS News, "Trade warriors: What to watch for as Trump and Xi meet at G20," 27 June 2019 But dozens of industries from chemicals to retailers to telecom companies argue the trade war could hurt economic growth. Marissa Luck, Houston Chronicle, "China trade war already hurting U.S. energy industry, API says," 26 June 2019 Simply put, telecom companies from around the world will pay Chinese, European, or American launchers to put their spacecraft into orbit. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "3 Reasons Why Today's Space Race Is Better Than Apollo," 24 June 2019 My absolute, all-time favorite dumb fee is the roughly $2 a month most telecom companies charge to not publish your number in phone books and not include you in their directory databases. David Lazarus,, "Enough is enough. Let’s abolish overdraft fees," 21 June 2019 Chinese telecom hardware company Huawei could lose $30 billion in revenue this year, according to its CEO. Rani Molla, Vox, "Recode Daily: Huawei gets ready for a bad year," 18 June 2019 Drahi, who founded the telecom company Altice in the Netherlands in 2001, has been on a spending spree in recent years., "Sotheby’s bought by telecommunications entrepreneur for $3.7 billion," 18 June 2019

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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

somewhat technical
: a telecommunications company
: the telecommunications industry

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