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

Definition of telecom

2 : 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/servicesthe telecom industryBut 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 In rare cases, census blocks may have appeared in multiple programs due to changes in the boundaries served by a telecom provider, or because of imperfections in the FCC’s program data, according to the FCC. Ryan Tracy, WSJ, 15 June 2022 For telecom companies that often face little competition, the most cost-effective promotion may be one that most people don’t know about. Rob Pegoraro, USA TODAY, 15 June 2022 But The Toronto Star reports that the move is coming after a lobbying campaign by two of Canada’s largest telecom companies. Camille Squires, Quartz, 4 May 2022 SaskTel is able to innovate and extend powerful AI solutions bringing their expertise as a telecom provider with companies like eleven-x that has strong AI underpinnings. Cindy Gordon, Forbes, 25 Jan. 2022 Apparently on his orders, the largest telecom provider shuttered the internet to interrupt communications among the opposition's ranks. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 5 Jan. 2022 First, the company was sold to AT&T, but massive debt and the telecom’s decision to exit the media business resulted in another sale, with Discovery taking over the company this year. Matt Donnelly, Variety, 1 June 2022 And a whole new telecom-aviation conflict could soon emerge. Peter Elkind, ProPublica, 26 May 2022 Since then, the two telecom companies have been stripping Huawei equipment from their network, people familiar with the matter said. Paul Vieira, WSJ, 20 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of telecom

1953, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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19 Jun 2022

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“Telecom.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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