Telecommunication: Industry Overview

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Telecommunication

Industry Overview

OVERVIEW

Technically, telecommunications encompasses any communication over a distance, be it via telephone, television, radio, wireless network, computer network, telemetry, or other means-but traditionally, the term referred to telephone service. These days, though, all these technologies and others are converging-indeed, nowadays you can access the Internet, play videos, or track your children’s movements via global positioning system (GPS) technology on your cell phone-so the lines between telecommunications and other industries like computer hardware and consumer electronics are getting blurrier all the time.

In other words: If you want to work in an industry that requires you to learn fast and adapt quickly, this is it.

Telecommunications is a mammoth industry, comprising companies that make hardware, produce software, and provide services. Hardware includes a vast range of products that enable communication across the entire planet, from video broadcasting satellites to telephone handsets to fiber-optic transmission cables. Services include…

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