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VoIP Acronyms Explained

VoIP Acronyms Explained

Listening to your VoIP sales rep talk about available services can be like listening to someone speaking a foreign language. You know it must make sense, but you can’t make heads or tails of what’s being said.

What makes VoIP terms so confusing is that many of them are acronyms. Even VoIP itself is an acronym. While you’re probably aware that VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol, how many other VoIP acronyms do you know? Here’s a list, in alphabetical order, of some of the more common VoIP acronymic terms you might come across.

ATA: Analog Telephone Adapter

This is a device that converts a digital signal to an analog…


What is T.38 Fax?

The simple answer is that T.38 is a protocol for fax-over-IP (or FoIP), much like VoIP allows users to make voice calls using their internet connection. If you’re wondering why a separate protocol is...