Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Telecommunication

What is telecommunication, let's look at this from ground up.

Telecommunication = Tele + Communication, i.e. communication at a distance. Tele is Greek and is a common prefix in English for "distant".

Communication is a how information is exchanged, it's a process event or occurrence. Communication can take many forms such as

  • radio

  • telegraphy, pretty old terms they are telex, telegram, facsimile etc. Optical telegraphs could be smoke signals or beacons. Electrical telegraph could be Morse code

  • television

  • telephone, of course these days this could be fixed line or mobile

  • computer network

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