SNOM was founded in 1996 and is based in Berlin, Germany. In 1996, snom commenced production of VoIP telephones with the introduction of the snom 100 model. It was initially based on the H.323 protocol, but gained SIP support the following year. In 2000, the company saw the opportunity to make interoperable components for enterprise communication systems. Instead of selling one telephony platform solution, the company would sell VoIP phones that are compatible across standards-based platforms from different vendors. This became possible with the introduction of the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP).
In 2001, snom started a joint venture in Bangalore, India. After some attempts to develop parts of the product in India, this office today focus on sales. In order to address American markets, snom opened an office in North Andover, Massachusetts in 2006. In 2008 snom Italy SRL was founded in 2009 snom France SAR and in 2010 snom UK Ltd Distributors network include companies in EMEA, CIS region, North America and Australia.
The company's executive team includes executive directors Markus Schmitt-Fumian (CEO), Guido Wohlers (CFO). Members of the Supervisory Board include Dr. Christian Stredicke, André Deloch, Nadahl Shocair