Telecommunications equipment (also telecoms equipment or communications equipment) is hardware used for the purposes of telecommunications. Since the 1990s the boundary between telecoms equipment and IT hardware has become blurred as a result of the growth of the internet and its increasing role in the transfer of telecoms data.
Telecommunications equipment can be broadly broken down into the following categories:
- Public switching equipment
- Transmission equipment
- Customer premises equipment (CPE)
The world's ten largest telecommunications equipment vendors, 2017 revenues are:
|Largest By Country 2017|
| United States