Outline of telecommunication

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to telecommunication:

Telecommunication – the transmission of signals over a distance for the purpose of communication. In modern times, this process almost always involves the use of electromagnetic waves by transmitters and receivers, but in earlier years it also involved the use of drums and visual signals such as smoke, fire, beacons, semaphore lines and other optical communications.

Types of telecommunication

Types of telecommunication networks

Telecommunications network

Aspects of telecommunication transmission


Telecommunication technology

Communications media types

Relationship between media and transmitters

Multiple access to media

History of telecommunication

History of telecommunication

Major telecommunications equipment manufacturers

Major telecommunications service providers

Telecommunication organizations

Telecommunication publications

Persons influential in telecommunication

See also


External links

  • International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
  • ATIS Telecom Glossary
  • Communications Engineering Tutorials
  • Federal Communications Commission
  • IEEE Communications Society
  • International Telecommunication Union
  • Ericsson's Understanding Telecommunications at the Wayback Machine (archived April 13, 2004) (Ericsson removed the book from their site in September 2005)
  • VoIP, Voice over Internet Protocol and Internet telephone calls
  • Free Telco Dictionary
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