Communications have evolved

The traditional phone system remains largely unchanged for over 50 years,
yet the technology around us has changed dramatically. Since 2003, RingCentral has pioneered
new ways of working through our own cloud phone system. Over 300,000 customers are already
benefiting from greater flexibility, collaboration and control. It’s the ideal time for you to embrace
the future of business communications.

The Evolution of Communications

1876
Alexander Graham Bell makes
the first long distance phone call

1878
AT&T's
history begins

1885
BT’s
history begins

1946
First car-based phone

Evolution and growth
of the phone

1960
Businesses adopt
PBX systems

1973
First mobile phone
call made

1996
First VoIP system

1997
First virtual PBX

RingCentral pioneers
modern business communications

1999
RingCentral founded

2003
RingCentral cloud
phone system launched

2006
Google introduced
the term 'Cloud Computing'

Original innovators join
forces and move to the cloud

2009
Expands to Europe with
a UK headquarters

2010
Named a World Economic
Forum Technology Pioneer

2012
AT&T partners with
RingCentral

RingCentral solidifies
its position as market leader

2013
IPO and listed on
the NY stock exchange

2014
BT partners with
RingCentral

TODAY
Over 300,000 customers
& 1,400 staff

THE FUTURE
We continue to innovate and
evolve business communications
to match modern needs