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telco

(communications, company)
(from telephone company) A company providing phone services to end users. The company may or may not provide other phone services such operating long-distance/international backbones but the name telco usually emphasises its operation as a local service provider.

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telco

(TELephone COmpany) A company that provides telephone services. It may refer only to local telephone companies or to both local and long distance carriers if referring to the telephone industry in general. See cellco.
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element-invisibleBusiness ( Article MRec ), pagematch: 1, sectionmatch: 1Jacinto's statement comes on the heels of Globe president and chief executive officer Ernest Cu's statement expressing concern on the government plan to disallow telcos from building their own cell towers.
Sarju Vasavada, industry analyst at ABI Research, said that the recent introduction of virtual assistants in customer service signifies the level of urgency within telcos to start emphasising the importance of customer relationships and customer care management, something they have been taking for granted for decade.
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Recently, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) had asked telcos to begin dealing with the issue within 15 days.
This is happening through multiple channels, which is forcing telcos to sharpen their focus," says Clare McCarthy, head of Ovum's Telco Operations practice.
Regional players are also lifting their game and alternating their position between fierce competitors or partners of choice for global telcos building their regional oFFerings and trying to unlock the market for themselves and their MNC customers," Claudio Castelli, Ovum's senior analyst, commented.
This time, to pull it off, telcos have hired not just technical expertise but programming execs like Verizon's Terry Denson, formerly of multisystem cable operator Insight.
Another factor that will hurt Telcos is that vertical integration doesn't work, even though they may think it is a natural for them.
The results of the survey showed that more than a third of all telcos taking part expected an increase in losses through fraud or poor internal procedures over the next year.
Cable only reaches 36 percent of European households, while 95 percent of European households have a telephone line, so there's a huge difference in market opportunity for telcos and cable companies.