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General Edit

Telecommunications is

[the] [p]reparation, transmission, communication, or related processing of information (text, images, sounds, or other data) by electrical, electromagnetic, or similar means.[1]
[c]ommunication by wire, radio, optical or other electromagnetic systems.[2]

European Union Edit

Telecommunications is

any transfer of signs, signals, writing images, sounds, data or intelligence of any nature transmitted in whole or in part by a wire, radio, electromagnetic, photoelectric or photo optical system.[3]

Telecommunications Act of 1996 Edit

Telecommunications is:

the transmission, between or among points specified by the user, of information of the user's choosing, without change in the form or content of the information as sent and received.[4]
any transmission, emission or reception of signs, signals, writings, images, and sounds or intelligence of any nature by wire, radio, optical, or other electromagnetic systems.[5]

References Edit

  1. Practices for Securing Critical Information Assets, Glossary, at 58.
  2. NATO Standardization Agency, NATO Glossary of Terms and Definitions 2-T-4 (2008) (full-text).
  3. Lawful Interception (LI); Retained Data; Requirements of Law Enforcement Agencies for Handling Retained Data, at 6.
  4. 47 U.S.C. §153(43).
  5. Id. §702(6); 47 C.F.R. §2.1. See also id. §201.2(k) ("[A]ny transmission, emission, or reception of signs, signals, writing, images, graphics, and sounds or intelligence of any nature by wire, radio, optical, or other electromagnetic systems").

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