A brief history of VoIP phones

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From the invention of the telephone by Alexander Graham Bell to IP phones, communication has experienced a lot of revolutionary changes. How did the modern communications system evolve during the 21st century? And what dramatic changes did the digital revolution brought into the world of IP telephony?


VoIP, which stands for Voice Over Internet Protocol, is a relatively modern technology for voice communications, invented in the late ’70s. Yet, it was not until the mid-’90s that it was introduced to the general public.

history of voip phones

Provisioning communication services over the public Internet rather than a public switched telephone network (PSTN) avoids unnecessary expenditures and allows a high quality of voice – this is particularly true in an ever more globalized world.

Today VoIP is a set standard for high-quality business communications. For the last 25 years, it has changed enormously the way we connect, interact and communicate. And no doubt it has changed it for the better.

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