Telecommunications Service Provider

Telecommunication service provider (TSPs) are companies, government agencies or state-controlled monopolies, that provide telephony and data communications as a service. At scale, they are public utilities which own and operate parts of the PSTN. In some jurisdictions they are legally defined as common carriers.

Originally TSPs provided telegraph services, installing and maintaining a network of communication cables, and expanded their services to include voice (telephony), facsimile (FAX), video (videotelephony), data and wireless (cellular) communications.

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Created 2022-03-09 05:57 by Stephen B (Revised 2023-03-11 02:47)

Keywords: Common Carrier, Common Carriers, TCP, Telco, Telcos, Telephone Carrier, Telephone Carriers, Telephone Company, and TSPs

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