Replacement of transoceanic coaxial cables by fibre-optic cables has continued through the 1990s. Advances in integrated-circuit technology and semiconductors have made it possible to design and market telephones that not only produce high-fidelity speech quality, but also offer a host of features such as pre-stored numbers, call forwarding, call waiting, and caller identification.
Cellular telephony has grown dramatically, and cellular phones are now offered as standard equipment in many cars. However, the technological advancement of the telephone will not stop here, future innovation will bring this magnificant invention to greater heights, offering more functionality than ever. The recent implementation of 3G is a good example. It allows people to watch live video feeds from their mobile phones.