Where We Started
Digium’s history is rooted in a desire to open up the most advanced and flexible business communications technologies to organizations of all sizes. For nearly two decades, Asterisk, the open source toolkit, has empowered developers to design and build their own telephony applications in a way that best fits the goals of their organization. Asterisk was developed by Mark Spencer, and born out of his need as a small, start-up entrepreneur to find an affordable communications solution. Using Linux, Asterisk was built as an alternative to expensive phone systems that were based on proprietary hardware and inflexible software. Asterisk quickly grew into the leading open source telephony project, putting a more powerful communications solution into the hands of businesses, nonprofits, governments and communities around the world.
Asterisk has served as the catalyst for the idea that powerful communications tools should be accessible to individuals and to organizations of all sizes, and is the starting point for creative, near-limitless communications options in business and beyond.
Who We Are Today
Digium, a subsidiary of Sangoma Technologies, is a leader in offering enterprise grade, value-based phone communication solutions that improve the way SMBs and Enterprises run their businesses. Delivering industry-leading quality with all-inclusive price points, Digium offers businesses, schools, government offices, and non-profit organizations of all sizes affordable cloud-based and on-premise Unified Communications systems.
Sangoma also offers a wide range of supporting VoIP infrastructure technology, including SIP trunking and fax services, phones, networking interconnection products, and other telephony hardware.
Sangoma is the primary developer and sponsor of the Asterisk project, the world’s most widely used open source communications software and FreePBX, the world’s most widely used open source PBX software. Sangoma continues to build and offer its wide range of supporting VoIP infrastructure for the Asterisk and FreePBX projects as well.
What Comes Next
As business communication challenges shift to more cloud-based and holistic solutions that integrate web, mobile, video, and more, the origins of the Asterisk story still drive our vision and values. Companies of any size should benefit from leading edge communication technology – and everyone should benefit when the best minds are empowered with the tools to invent the solutions of the future.