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Communications Over Internet Protocol

What Does Communications Over Internet Protocol Mean?

Communications over Internet Protocol (CoIP) refers to any type of digital communication that takes place over Internet Protocol or on the Internet in general. It is an extension of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).


CoIP is a broad term that incorporates all the techniques, technologies or processes that enable human communication over the Internet.

Techopedia Explains Communications Over Internet Protocol

CoIP primarily enables two or more users to exchange messages, and initiate voice, video, textual and virtually any other type of digital communication. CoIP is the convergence of all types of digital communication and their delivery under a single solution or medium. This includes email communication, instant messaging, voice communication (VoIP), video communication, Fax over Internet Protocol (FoIP) and other communication performed over the Internet, regardless of the network type.


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