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Jargon Buster Guide to Voice over IP (VoIP)

Voice over IP, or VoIP telephony – the transmission of voice over an IP network as opposed to a traditional telephone network – has become the mainstay of communications in the modern enterprise to the extent that you’d be hard pressed to find a traditional handset in today’s office.

In this Jargon Buster, we’ll explore some key definitions around this topic, and look at how VoIP fits into the wider unified communications landscape.

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