[Ads-l] Antedatings of "VoIP"

Hugo hugovk at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 3 14:25:39 UTC 2016

VoIP, n.: voice over internet protocol

OED: 18 November 1996

Here's six-day and five-day antedatings about the Voice Over IP Forum,
aka VoIP Forum.

1996 November 12, IMTC, Inc., comp.dcom.telecom, Usenet[1], retrieved
3 November 2016, message-ID <telecom16.627.2 at massis.lcs.mit.edu>:

The VoIP Forum is dedicated to enabling and promoting industry-wide
interoperability between products that send telephony over the
Internet and private IP enterprise networks. This interoperability
will allow seamless transmission of Internet phone calls regardless of
the telephony application used by callers and call recipients. At
present, applications from different vendors are incompatible due to
fundamental differences in voice coding, silence suppression,
addressing and dialing plans, call management and other related

1996 November 13, Sykes, Rebecca, “Group forms to spur Internet
telephony”, in Computerworld New Zealand[2], archived from the
original on 3 November 2016:

VoIP "represents a group of competing companies who've gotten together
to agree on standards," Pulver says. "It's very important," and is
good news for users, because their co-operation will move Internet
telephony forward, he says.

[1] https://groups.google.com/forum/#!original/comp.dcom.telecom/aPyJpxwzqPA/CFsfuzAp8uYJ
[2] https://web.archive.org/web/20161103141346/http://www.computerworld.co.nz/article/519142/group_forms_spur_internet_telephony/

The first one is actually an 18th November 1996 Usenet post quoting a
12th November press release. It also says the VoIP Forum had just
joined the International Multimedia Teleconferencing Consortium, and
had previously been set up in May 1996. So there may be earlier still

Here's also a 18th November Usenet post quoting a brief 12th November
item from InfoWorld Electric about the same news.



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