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Telecommunication, often used in its plural form, is the transmission of information with an immediacy comparable to face-to-face communication. As such, slow communications technologies like postal mail and pneumatic tubes are excluded from the definition. Many transmission media have been used for telecommunications throughout history, from smoke signals, beacons, semaphore telegraphs, signal flags, and optical heliographs to wires and empty space made to carry electromagnetic signals. These paths of transmission may be divided into communication channels for multiplexing, allowing for a single medium to transmit several concurrent communication sessions. Several methods of long-distance communication before the modern era used sounds like coded drumbeats, the blowing of horns, and whistles. Long-distance technologies invented during the 20th and 21st centuries generally use electric power, and include the telegraph, telephone, television, and radio.

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Organizations relating to Telecommunications

Asociación Interamericana de Empresas de Telecomunicaciones / Montevideo, Uruguay / Est. 1982
West Africa Telecommunications Regulators Association / Abuja, Nigeria
Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association / Suva, Fiji / Est. 1997
European Committee of Associations of Manufacturers of Gears and Transmission Parts / Frankfurt-Main, Germany / Est. 1969
Conference of Posts and Telecommunications of Central Africa / Yaoundé, Cameroon / Est. 1975
Multinational Higher School of Telecommunications of Dakar / Dakar, Senegal / Est. 1981
CTAM Europe / Brussels, Belgium
European Committee of the Regions / Brussels, Belgium / Est. 1993
European GPR Association / Wokingham, UK / Est. 1997
Arab Telecommunication and Information Council of Ministers
Emergency Telecommunications Cluster / Rome, Italy
Conference of Postal and Telecommunications Administrations of the States of West Africa / Est. 1971
International Symposium on Human Factors in Telecommunications / Saltsjö-Boo, Sweden / Est. 1961
Corporación Centroamericana de Servicios de Navegación Aérea / Tegucigalpa, Honduras / Est. 1960
International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium / Est. 1993
Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority / Castries, St Lucia
Foro Latinoamericano de Entes Reguladores de Telecomunicaciones / Santiago, Chile
European Institute of Tele-Surgery / Strasbourg, France
Kilimanjaro International Institute for Telecommunications, Electronics and Computers / Arusha, Tanzania UR / Est. 2004
The European Society of Telemetry / Gernlinden, Germany
International Academies of Emergency Dispatch / Salt Lake City UT, USA / Est. 1988
Caribbean Telecommunications Council / San Juan, Puerto Rico / Est. 1984
Pan-African Telecommunication Union / Est. 1977
Union africaine des télécommunications / Est. 1961
International Association of Telecommunications Dealers / Delray Beach FL, USA
Association for International Scientific and Technical Communication and Cooperation / Est. 1992
Association of Private European Cable Operators / Est. 1994
Islamic States Telecommunications Union
Arab Telecommunication Union / Est. 1953
NORDTEL - Nordic Cooperation in the Field of Telecommunications / Est. 1971
Union radiotélégraphique universelle / Est. 1865
European Conference of Associations of Telecommunications Industries / Est. 1977
Federación Interamericana de Camaras de Informatica, Telecomunicaciones y Electrónica / Buenos Aires, Argentina / Est. 1994
Association internationale d'histoire des télécommunications et de l'informatique / Est. 1982
Joint International Committee for the Protection of Telecommunication Lines and Ducts / Est. 1927
Pan African Telecommunications Network / Nairobi, Kenya / Est. 1973
Nordisk Tele Union
Caribbean Telecommunications Partnership
Asian Telecom and Information Exchange Forum / Est. 1995
Telecommunication Standardization Bureau / Geneva, Switzerland / Est. 1993
International Advisory Council of the International Teletraffic Congress / Issy-les-Moulineaux, France / Est. 1955
International Municipal Signal Association / Rockledge FL, USA / Est. 1896
Institution of Railway Signal Engineers / London, UK / Est. 1912
International Research Centre for Telecommunications-Transmission and Radar / Delft, Netherlands / Est. 1994
International Short Wave League / Grimsby, UK / Est. 1946
Institut international de télécommunications / Montréal QC, Canada / Est. 1999
Eastern African Power, Mining and Telecoms Industry Convention
World Telecommunication Forum
World Telecommunication Policy Forum / Geneva, Switzerland
Eastern African Telecommunications Industry Convention

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World Problems relating to Telecommunications

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Inadequacy of national telecommunication facilities
Electronic interference
Restrictive control of marketing and distribution channels by transnational corporations
Closed channels of dialogue with the judiciary
Unbalanced application of communications technology
Parochial telecommunications standards
Inadequate channels for direct investments among developing countries
Unsafe blood-related products

Action Strategies relating to Telecommunications

From the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential

Distributing electricity
Developing medical informatics
Transmitting local cultural heritage
Transmitting accumulated knowledge
Preventing further incidence of AIDS
Developing telecommunications
Instituting effective demonstration farming
Proclaiming the gospel
Using optical telecommunication technology
Preventing water-related disease transmission in recreational water
Transmitting educational methodologies
Fostering creative engagement
Safeguarding telecommunications security
Developing telecommunications convergence technologies
Developing wireless communications technology
Generating employment
Promoting unhampered transmission of thought
Educating about safe sex practices
Transmitting validated beliefs
Preventing water related disease transmission from waste water irrigation
Transmitting disease
Disseminating current local information
Demonstrating small scale farming
Developing transport telematics
Recognizing business opportunities

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