Telecommunication has become such an integral part of all our lives today to the fact that we cannot imagine a world without it. Thanks to the evolution of telecommunication networks and information society systems, we can stay connected with our family members and friends across the world whether it’s by the internet, landlines, cellular telephone or even 5G.

156 years ago on May 17 1865, the International Telecommunication Union was founded. To commemorate this day, we decided to include the most inspiring telecom quotes for you.

I urge telecommunications regulators to develop a commercial strategy for delivering effective access to the continent.

Mark Shuttleworth

Trying to get a common set of trading rules right down to very simple things like paperless customs arrangements and telecommunications services and all those things that will help lower the cost and increase the ease of doing business across the region.

Andrew Robb

The Department of Justice should resolutely bar monopolizing mergers in all markets, including telecommunications, but they are not in a position, as is the FCC, to promote new competition by selling the airwaves in auctions.

Reed Hundt

Advances in the technology of communications have proved an unambiguous threat to totalitarian regimes: Fax machines enable dissidents to bypass state-controlled print media; direct-dial telephone makes it difficult for a state to control interpersonal voice communication; and satellite broadcasting makes it possible for information-hungry residents of many closed societies to bypass state-controlled television channels.

Rupert Murdoch

Just as we have what used to be supercomputers in our pockets, our homes now require the telecommunications infrastructure of a small city.

Steven Levy

Connected cars will shape the future of individual mobility, and next generation mobile networks will take car‑to‑x connectivity to a new level.

Alfons Pfaller

In Nigeria, financial services, telecoms, and entertainment have driven growth more than oil.

Oscar N. Onyema

Everyone loves the idea of internet fast enough that HD movies download in seconds, but if only the telecoms or their partners get to use the high speeds, it’s not the internet: It’s glorified cable.

Damian Kulash

Digital piracy needs to be addressed. Without content protection, investment in content can’t be supported. We need secure distribution. If you (telecommunications equipment and software makers) help us, we will make it easier for you to distribute our content.

Bob Iger

Smart businesses do not look at labor costs alone anymore. They do look at market access, transportation, telecommunications infrastructure and the education and skill level of the workforce, the development of capital and the regulatory market.

Janet Napolitano

We see opportunities in the networking and telecom space, including 5G, where we see accelerated investments.

Ashok Soota

Telecommunications and information technology have advanced the whole world much beyond the expectations of the common people.


An efficient telecommunications network is the foundation upon which an information society is built.

Talal Abu-Ghazaleh

If you are worried about the risk to your reputation, you don’t launch a telecoms firm in an aggressive way

Xavier Niel

In the urban areas, we have focused on infrastructure roads, telecommunications, power.

Meles Zenawi

In the telecommunications, consumer products, and railway businesses, there are very real consequences if you don’t meet the consumer’s needs and desires. There are also substantive rewards for doing so, and especially for exceeding customer expectations.

Oscar Munoz

The engineers in the Information Technology sectors and the telecommunication sectors deserve appreciation and today is the day to thank and appreciate them.


Leadership in telecommunications is also essential, since we are now in the age of e-commerce.

Michael Oxley

I am seriously troubled by the proposed rapid consolidation in the telecommunications marketplace.

Conrad Burns

I will set big goals for this country as president – some so large that the technology to reach them does not yet exist. I will recruit new teachers and make new investments in rural schools, we’ll connect all of America to 21st century technology and telecommunications.

Barak Obama

Our first challenge is to ensure safety of pilgrims, and we will use modern technology for that. We will strengthen our telecom network and will provide special mobile apps to the pilgrims at the time of registration

Harish Rawat

I think you might see us growing much deeper into banking. You might see us acquiring companies in the banking area. You might see us acquiring companies in the retail area. I think you might see us acquiring companies in the telecommunications. I think you will see us getting stronger in business intelligence.

Larry Ellison

There is no lack of profitability or investment among these telecommunications companies. There is nothing that an open-internet order did to them that diminished their success.

Brian Schatz

Even about thirty years ago, we could not have imagined a world where we would be able to know what a person sitting in Australia is doing something at that very moment.


A letter took days to reach the destination back in the day and now thanks to telecommunication and technology we are always connected with everyone across the globe.


The deployment of toxic 5G wireless radiation is an opportunity to develop 5G radiation resistance health techniques.

Steven Magee

Yeah, look, I think what we have with the social media and the digital media, and all the telecommunications we have today is a big megaphone, amplification.

Mike DeWine

It would be gross understatement to say that the Telecommunications Act of 1996 is not a model of clarity. It is in many important respects a model of ambiguity or indeed even self-contradiction.

Antonin Scalia

My innovation involved taking an idea from the telecommunications and banking industries, and applying that idea to transportation business.

Frederick W. Smith

We create the technology to connect the world. We are a large network company and not restricted to just the telecom space.

Rajeev Suri

Steve Jobs was a visionary in the technology and telecom community. His contributions to innovating communications have forever changed our industry and our lives. He will be greatly missed

Steve Largent

I have been a systems engineer, systems administrator, a senior adviser for the Central Intelligence Agency, a solutions consultant and a telecommunications information systems officer.

Edward Snowden

5G will bring job opportunities for women in telco and IT, as well as a whole new era of communications for consumers and industries of all kinds.

Caroline Chan

The internet is the new heart in today’s world and telecommunication networks and the information society are the circulatory and nervous systems.


Reclassifying the Internet as a telecommunications service will have dangerous repercussions for years to come.

Marsha Blackburn

In my country, Gabon, entry into the digital age, which is the future, can be seen in numerous sectors – from telecommunications to security, finance, and hospitality.

Ali Bongo Ondimba

Telecoms is a national business. There isn’t a European market. There’s no Telecom Italia in France.

Xavier Niel

Today, in the Twenty-First Century, an age of jet aircraft, personal computers, wireless telecommunications, laser surgery, and incipient space travel, the mentality with which many presumably educated, intelligent people approach matters of economics and business is, however astonishing it may seem, still that of the Dark Ages.

George Reisman

We expect 5G to become the worldwide dominating mobile communications standard of the next decade.

Dr. Christoph Grote

I think that we are trying to put data communications, telecommunications and media communications together and be the No. 1 player there.

Hans Vestberg


Pattyl Vartanian is a Storyteller and passionate about blogging. She currently covers topics related to tech, telecom, marketing, sustainable products, and women's clothing. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming and reading poetry as well as non-fiction books.

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