from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The transmission of sound between distant stations, especially by radio or telephone.
- n. The technology and manufacture of telephone equipment.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of sound transmission via the electromagnetic spectrum.
- n. The study and application of telephone technology.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The art or process of reproducing sounds at a distance, as with the telephone.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The operation or art of telephoning, or reproducing sounds, especially articulate speech, at a distance from their source.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. transmitting speech at a distance
Now as far as the frequency for GSM goes, in telephony it is quad band so no worries there.
The future of mobile telephony is more along the lines of pay-as-you-go and Tracfone.
That said, Ooma seems to be the first VoIP company to realize that internet-enabled telephony is capable of so much more than just placing and receiving calls at discount rates.
This relatively short history of mobile telephony is concurrently marked by the shift of the role of users from consumers to active producers - and mobile media is being heralded as a new site for consumption, democratic expression, individualism, citizenship, and creativity.
His interest in telephony and computer systems started at 13 years old, and he ended up at the top of the list of the FBI's most wanted men.
These infrastructural elements include, among others free public education, public libraries, common carrier rules in telephony and government sponsored scientific research.
Nice rant on how "circuit-switched" thinking is holding back advancement in telephony:
But I want to give you a general picture of our new era in telephony, and in recent coaxial cable development there's a remarkable example of the miniaturization I've been talking about.
The perfection of wireless telegraphy and telephony is so great that you can sit down and talk to one another over distances of six to eight thousand miles.
Ofcom, which explained that BTno longer had near-monopoly it once enjoyed, said almost a third of calls today were made from mobile phones and that increasing numbers were turning to Voice-over-Internet-Protocol computer telephony, which is much cheaper.