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 networks[edit]

Aspects of telecommunication transmission[edit]

Main article: Telecommunication

Telecommunication technology[edit]

Communications media types[edit]

Relationship between media and transmitters[edit]

Multiple access to media[edit]

History of telecommunication[edit]

General telecommunication concepts[edit]

Major telecommunications equipment manufacturers[edit]

Major telecommunications service providers[edit]