8x8 Brings Business-Class VoIP, Video, Contact Center and Unified Communications Services to Canada

Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:15am EST

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Award-Winning Cloud-Based Solutions Now Available to Canadian-based Businesses
and Branch Offices of U.S. Companies


SAN JOSE, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
8x8, 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 has been ranked as a market
leader in cloud-based IP telephony and unified communications (UC) by industry
research firms including Gartner, Frost & Sullivan 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 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. "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
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
and Twitter.

8x8, Inc.
Joan Citelli, +1 408-654-0970
Joan.citelli@8x8.com
or
Comunicano, for 8x8, Inc.
Irena Boostani, +1 858-414-1136
iboostani@comunicano.com

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