Telecommunications Construction Contractors Key Terms

Educate yourself about the key terms used when considering engaging a telecom construction company

Telecommunications is a constantly evolving field. Well-trained and educated telecom construction contractors are in high demand. Because the field is continually evolving, contractors need to stay up-to-date on their field knowledge in order to be competitive and sought out by companies needing these services. Understanding some of the key terms you need to know when you're considering educating yourself about telecom construction will help you make an informed decision on which programs will best meet your needs.

Telecom processes

A telecom process is a compilation of the steps taken to assist the transmission of signals for communication purposes, and involves the use of electronic devices such as computers, telephones and radios. In most cases, organizations have automated these processes with software programs.

Green telecom

Green telecom technology is the application of processes that are designed to conserve the environment. More telecom construction companies are striving to find ways to incorporate green technologies into their projects. They include things such as finding ways to be more energy efficient by using less power and other aspects such as reducing carbon emissions.

Telecommunications safety

Telecommunications safety training is a structured program taught by qualified instructors. It is designed to help telecom professionals understand the various hazards on a job site and the regulations promulgated by OSHA for telecommunications construction so that errors and injuries are prevented.

Wireless technology

Wireless technology is a form of wireless communication and is one type of telecommunication. It involves the transmission of information without the use of electrical components or wires. There are many telecom construction companies that provide wireless construction services, such as project management, land acquisition and tower construction.


ISO stands for International Organization for Standardization. This organization includes representatives from national standards organizations. ISO is responsible for disseminating worldwide commercial and industrial standards. Telecom construction professionals need to be familiar with ISO standards in order to stay up-to-date on these evolving standards.

Fiber optics

Fiber optics are plastic or glass fibers that transmit light. They are used widely in telecommunications and help transmit information over long distances. This is one of the most important types of services a telecom construction company provides.

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