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Telecom refers to:
  • An abbreviation of telecommunication
    Telecommunication is the transmission of information over significant distances to communicate. In earlier times, telecommunications involved the use of visual signals, such as beacons, smoke signals, semaphore telegraphs, signal flags, and optical heliographs, or audio messages via coded...

  • Short for telecommunications company
    Telecommunications Service Provider
    A telecommunications service provider or TSP is a type of communications service provider that has traditionally provided telephone and similar services...

    , in general.
  • A short name for any telecommunications company with "Telecom" specifically in the name, where context allows media or people to commonly exclude the rest of its name without confusion, such as Telecom Argentina
    Telecom Argentina
    Telecom Argentina is the major local telephone company for the northern part of Argentina, including the whole of the city of Buenos Aires...

    , the former Telecom Australia
    Telecom Australia
    Telecom Australia was the trading name of the:* Australian Telecommunications Commission * Australian Telecommunications Corporation * Australian and Overseas Telecommunications Corporation...

    , Telecom Italia
    Telecom Italia
    Telecom Italia is the largest Italian telecommunications company, also active in the media and manufacturing industries. Now a private concern listed on the Borsa Italiana, it was founded in 1994 by the merger of several state-owned telecommunications companies, the most important of which was...

    , or Telecom New Zealand
    Telecom New Zealand
    Telecom New Zealand is a New Zealand-wide communications service provider , providing fixed line telephone services, a mobile network, an internet service provider , a major ICT provider to NZ businesses , and a wholesale network infrastructure provider to other NZ CSPs...

    , often resulting from a monopoly or previous monopoly. The term is now trademarked by various companies in their local jurisdiction, although always with a qualifier of locality (e.g. 'Deutsche' Telecom ), since 1985.

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