tele·​com·​mu·​ni·​ca·​tion | \ ˌte-li-kə-ˌmyü-nə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce telecommunication (audio) \

Definition of telecommunication

1 : communication at a distance (as by telephone)
2 : technology that deals with telecommunication usually used in plural

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The government is barring US companies from using telecommunications equipment from sources the administration deems national security threats, including Huawei. Jordan Valinsky, CNN, "Broadcom was stung by US Huawei ban, dragging chipmaking industry down," 14 June 2019 For comparison purposes, San Diego has multiple universities as well as multiple strong industries, including biotechnology, telecommunications and military bases. Jennifer A. Jones, The Conversation, "How college towns could benefit more from throngs of student volunteers," 25 July 2019 SoftBank, the telecommunications and finance giant, has sold some 16,000 of them, mostly to retailers and banks in Japan. Los Angeles Times, "Desperate for workers, aging Japan turns to robots for healthcare," 25 July 2019 The telecommunications industry already dwarfs all other American industries for complaints against service providers. Max Kornblith, The Mercury News, "Opinion: Proposed T-Mobile-Sprint merger would hurt consumers," 27 June 2019 Also complicating the budget was a bill passed by the Legislature that limits the fees telecommunication and cable companies pay cities to use their rights of way. Jasper Scherer, Houston Chronicle, "Houston council OKs $5.1B budget altered by Legislature, Prop B ruling," 19 June 2019 The city’s other major defeat came from Senate Bill 1152, a bill advanced by the telecommunications industry, which eliminated one of two right-of-way fees paid by telecom companies that use public land for both cable and telephone services. Gilbert Garcia,, "Legislative session provided San Antonio some big wins," 7 June 2019 San Jose’s Cisco is looking to meet rising performance demands on networking gear from data center operators and telecommunications companies., "Jay-Z teams with San Jose pot firm; Louvre sells scents; Cisco buys Acacia," 9 July 2019 Chipmakers rallied on plans by the U.S. to loosen some sales restrictions to Chinese telecommunications company Huawei. CBS News, "S&P 500 closes at new record, buoyed by U.S.-China trade truce," 1 July 2019

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1932, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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