|[January 24, 2013]
8x8 Brings Business-Class VoIP, Video, Contact Center and Unified Communications Services to Canada
SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) today launched its award-winning
suite of cloud-based business communications services across Canada. The
launch is the first in a series of expansions outside of the U.S. where
8x8 (News - Alert) has been ranked as a market leader in cloud-based IP telephony and
unified communications (UC) by industry research firms including
Gartner, Frost & Sullivan (News - Alert) and Infonetics.
Available immediately in most Canadian provinces, the 8x8
Virtual Office cloud communications suite provides small and medium
businesses (SMBs) with services such as hosted
VoIP, contact center, UC and videoconferencing. Customers can select
local phone numbers in each province as well as virtual
numbers from Canada, the United States and around the world, both of
which save inbound callers the expense of long-distance charges.
Companies with locations in Canada and the United States can now have a
single, virtual PBX (News - Alert) enabling extension dialing with high definition
audio between international locations, all with no per minute charges.
8x8's Virtual Office also gives SMBs the option, at no additional cost,
of extending those services to smartphones
and tablets, enabling their employees to stay productive and
responsive on the road and at home.
All 8x8 services comply with applicable Canadian laws, including the
ability to locate 911 callers, which many SMBs consider a key
requirement before they'll consider VoIP. 8x8 also meets Canadian tax
laws, giving customers the peace of mind that their mission-critical
communications services won't be lost due to noncompliance. 8x8's
services will be delivered from its network of data centers in the US
and Saskatchewan, Canada.
"8x8's cloud communications services are designed to provide the
reliability, flexibility and scalability that Canadian companies need,"
said 8x8 Chairman and CEO Bryan Martin (News - Alert). "More than 30,000 U.S.
businesses use 8x8, and this expansion is a major first step toward
providing SMBs worldwide with a cost-effective, enterprise-grade way to
empower their communications."
About 8x8, Inc.
8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) empowers business conversations for more than
30,000 small and medium-sized businesses with cloud communications
services that include hosted PBX telephony, unified communications,
contact center and video conferencing solutions. The company has been
delivering business communications services since 2004 and has garnered
a reputation for technical excellence and outstanding reliability. In
2012, 8x8 was named a market "Leader" in Gartner's (News - Alert) Magic Quadrant for
Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) in North America and
recognized as the No. 1 Provider of Hosted IP Telephony by Frost &
Sullivan. For additional information, visit www.8x8.com,
or connect with 8x8 on Facebook
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