2012

8x8 Named a Market ‘Leader' in the Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) in North America

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- 8x8, Inc. (Nasdaq: EGHT), provider of innovative cloud-based communications and computing solutions, said today that Gartner Inc., the world's leading information technology research and advisory firm, has placed 8x8 as a market "Leader" in its 2012 Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) in North America.

"Gartner analysts evaluate UCaaS service providers based on the breadth, quality and overall maturity of their applications, processes, tools and procedures that enhance individual, group and enterprise communications," Gartner analysts Daniel O'Connell and Bern Elliot wrote in the Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service,North America report. "Ultimately, UCaaS providers are judged on their ability and success in capitalizing on their vision."
"We consider Gartner's evaluation of 8x8 in the Leaders quadrant for UCaaS to be strong affirmation of our mission to enable customers to unlock the power of innovative cloud-based communications and IT solutions to improve their business performance," said 8x8 Chairman and CEO Bryan Martin.
"With 85 patents granted and additional applications pending, 8x8 continues to innovate while delivering affordable solutions that minimize customers' upfront CapEx and ongoing OpEx and at the same time greatly enhance the functionality, flexibility and reach of their business communications," Martin said. "We are honored to have our technology achievements recognized in this report," concluded Martin.

The expense and complexity of obtaining, managing and maintaining traditional, premises- based PBX systems have left businesses of all sizes with a greater appetite for pre-integrated, cloud-based business communications solutions. 8x8's offerings are attractive to businesses because its technology for office, remote and mobile environments connects any location, any network and any device with no software downloads, plug-ins or supplemental hardware required.
For office and mobile environments, customers can select 8x8 offerings that integrate voice, video conferencing, Web conferencing, Internet fax, chat, desktop sharing, call recording, auto attendant, company directory, music on hold and ring groups with voicemail, email, three-way calling, caller ID, call waiting/call transfer/call forwarding, and mobile apps.
By providing integrated cloud-based communications solutions to McLarens, a leading global claims service provider, 8x8 has given CIO Bob Hughes peace of mind knowing that the company's communications infrastructure will be ready to support the addition of new office locations and an expanding, mobile workforce in a timely, cost effective manner.
"We're not surprised to learn that 8x8 has been recognized by Gartner for leadership in its cloud-based UC services," said McLarens CIO Bob Hughes. "We certainly have benefitted from 8x8's innovation and gained new functionality, especially for our staff in satellite locations and those using mobile technology."
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. Named the No. 1 Provider of Hosted IP Telephony by market research firmFrost & Sullivan, 8x8 has been delivering business communications services since 2004 and has garnered a reputation for technical excellence and outstanding reliability. For additional information, visit www.8x8.com, or connect with 8x8 on Facebook and Twitter.
About the Magic Quadrant
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Toll-free numbers are now available in Switzerland.

The numbers are reachable from fixed and mobile networks.

14 new cities from Norway are now available

14 new cities from Norway are now available BUSKERUD, FINNMARK, HEDMARK, HORDALAND, MØRE OG ROMSDAL, NORD-TRØNDELAG, OPPLAND, ROGALAND, SOGN OG FJORDANE, TELEMARK, TROMS, VEST-AGDER, VESTFOLD, ØSTFOLD

Connecting to Customers by Vocalcom

A nice promotion video from our partner Vocalcom http://youtu.be/Y5KY6JJnL1E

8x8 to Showcase Business Cloud Telephony and UC Solutions at ITEXPO Austin 2012

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- 8x8, Inc. (Nasdaq: EGHT) today announced it will participate in ITEXPO Austin 2012, one of the world's largest communications and technology marketplaces, Oct. 2-5 in Austin, Texas.

8x8 will feature its cloud-based IP telephony and Unified Communications (UC) solutions at the event's exhibition, Booth #801, showcasing how it enables businesses to conduct empowered conversations combining voice, video and data.
With more than 7,500 expected attendees, ITEXPO Austin 2012 will welcome leading domestic and international companies including enterprises and SMBs seeking to equip their companies with today's most powerful communications solutions. In addition, thousands of VARs/resellers, manufacturers, service providers and developers will take part in the 4-day event.

Attendees are predominantly high-level corporate and technical executives, giving exhibitors high visibility to the industry's most influential buyers, and granting IT decision-makers direct access to the most innovative technological developments and cutting-edge networking solutions available to date.
Huw Rees, 8x8 Vice President of Business Development, will deliver a keynote speech at the lunchtime presentation on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 11:45 a.m. Additionally, two other 8x8 executives will speak on panels. Debbie Jo Severin, Chief Marketing Officer, will discuss "Grow Your Business Without Sacrificing Options" on Oct. 3 at 11 a.m., and Rob Townsend, Product Development Manager, will speak on "Streamlining Customer Service through Cloud-based Contact Centers" on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 2 p.m.
"8x8 is returning to ITEXPO for the seventh consecutive year with a stronger presence than ever," said 8x8 Chairman and CEO Bryan Martin. "We are eager to show businesses how our cloud-based services empower conversations by extending the features and conveniences of collaboration beyond the office, increasing productivity of mobile workers, telecommuters and other employees who bring their own devices to work."

Last year at ITEXPO West 2011, 8x8 received a "Best of Show Award" in the SMB category for its Virtual Room videoconferencing solution.
Registration for ITEXPO Austin 2012 is now open; anyone interested may register by visiting www.itexpo.com. For the latest ITEXPO news, updates and information, follow the event on Twitter @ITEXPO/#ITEXPO. For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com.

About 8x8
Named #1 provider of hosted IP telephony and unified communications by market research firm Frost & Sullivan, 8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) offers a portfolio of SaaS and IaaS solutions encompassing hosted communications services, contact center, unified communications, video Web conferencing, managed dedicated hosting, virtual private servers and more. 8x8 has been delivering cloud services since 2002 and has garnered a reputation for technological excellence and outstanding reliability, backed by a commitment to exceptional customer support. 8x8 customers include small to medium-sized businesses, distributed enterprise organizations and government agencies. For additional information, visit www.8x8.com, or connect with 8x8 on Facebook and Twitter.

New US toll free numbers, also reachable from Canada and Hawaii, are now available

Today, we have opened a new toll free number range, starting with +1 855.  Numbers belonging to this range are is reachable from telecommunication networks from US mainland, Hawaii and Canada.    Per number prices are the same as for other US toll free numbers, the per minute pricing is slightly higher.  Please contact your account manager for more information.

20 new cities available in Spain

New numbers are now available from the following provinces and cities in Spain :  Sevilla ( Sevilla, Utrera, Ecija), Huelva (Huelva, Lepe, Isla Cristina),  Badajoz (Badajoz, Merida, Don Benito), Cordoba (Cordoba, Lucena, Puente Genil),  Alicante (Alicante, Elche, Torrevieja, Orihuela), Malaga (Málaga, Marbella, Mijas, Velez-Málaga)

8x8 Ranked by Infonetics Research as a Top Five VoIP Provider

Posted By: Debbie Jo Severin on 5/9/2012

We’re proud to report that for the fourth consecutive year, 8x8 has been named as one of the top five hosted business VoIP and unified communications (UC) service providers in North America by Infonetics Research.
Infonetics Research just published its annual North America Business VoIP Service Leadership Scorecard. The report identifies service providers currently leading the hosted VoIP/UC and IP connectivity markets and those best positioned to succeed long-term. The rankings were based on criteria such as installed base of lines or seats, financial stability, market strategy, service capabilities and support options.
With our customer base of over 27,000 businesses, 8x8 has created a blueprint for the successful adoption of its cloud services by organizations of all types and sizes ranging from small and mid-size businesses to distributed enterprises to government agencies. 8x8 is committed to making every customer's transition to the cloud a positive, business-altering event that reaps significant rewards on an immediate and long-term basis. We achieve this by developing and delivering the industry's most innovative and affordable cloud-based solutions and by assuring the highest levels of reliability, quality of service and customer satisfaction.
We’re very pleased to again be listed as one of the leading hosted VoIP providers in North America by Infonetics Research. Read their
press release for excerpts from the full report.

Toll free numbers from Croatia are now available.

Toll free numbers from Croatia are now available. They are reachable from landlines, mobile networks and payphones. The numbers cannot be reached from foreign networks.

iNum Nets Global Presence

IP has pierced the traditional telephony veil and establishing a presence is no longer constrained by traditional issues.
In 2008,
Voxbone launched iNums, which are global phone numbers to support IP communications. SIP trunks get you US numbers pretty much wherever you want, but iNums use a unique identifier and net you DID numbers in other countries. Voxbone currently offers DID numbers from more than 50 countries and 4,000 cities. iNum simply means "International Number."
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) created the +883 global country code. Using the international number range of +883 5100 assigned to Voxbone, iNums enable a customer to establish a local presence in new locations with a single, portable number. Unlike traditional telephone numbers that are tied to geographic locations, iNums are not reined in, and remain with you anywhere in the world.
iNums are distributed and routed by a
growing list of service providers. For locations that won't route iNums via a local provider, iNums are accessed by (iNum initiative's) local access numbers in 45 countries. Some providers will route iNum calls between other iNums for free. iNums also include SMS.
Now as iNums grow and are accessible by more providers, the opportunity for SMB or large enterprise to connect with prospects and customers abounds. Just like in the USA with traditional rates and tariffs giving way to IP, the international scene for obtaining a local presence is now uncomplicated. I see iNums as a tool for removing another barrier to communications.
Imagine this: all providers accept iNums. What will this mean for communications moving forward? Making calls globally is becoming inconsequential. Presence takes on the meaning of anywhere and collaboration is possible with anyone with a connection.
IP has pierced the traditional telephony veil and establishing a presence is no longer constrained by rates and tariffs or V&H coordinates, and collaboration isn’t restricted by lack of visas and passports. Along with the good and the bad, the world economy is edging closer to realizing global communications and collaboration in a new way.

Local number protability in Romania

Local number portability (LNP) is now available for local numbers in Romania

Toll Fee in Greece

Toll Free numbers are now available in Greece. Please note that those numbers will be accessible from fixed networks only.

Local number portability in Spain

Local number portability (LNP) is now supported in Spain for the whole country for more than 350 area codes.

New Coverage in Georgia

We offer now national numbers (area code 70) in Georgia

8x8 Ranked by Infonetics Research as a Top Five VoIP Provider

Information about our business partner 8x8
Posted By: Debbie Jo Severin on 5/9/2012

We’re proud to report that for the fourth consecutive year, 8x8 has been named as one of the top five hosted business VoIP and unified communications (UC) service providers in North America by Infonetics Research.

Infonetics Research just published its annual North America Business VoIP Service Leadership Scorecard. The report identifies service providers currently leading the hosted VoIP/UC and IP connectivity markets and those best positioned to succeed long-term. The rankings were based on criteria such as installed base of lines or seats, financial stability, market strategy, service capabilities and support options.

With our customer base of over 27,000 businesses, 8x8 has created a blueprint for the successful adoption of its cloud services by organizations of all types and sizes ranging from small and mid-size businesses to distributed enterprises to government agencies. 8x8 is committed to making every customer's transition to the cloud a positive, business-altering event that reaps significant rewards on an immediate and long-term basis. We achieve this by developing and delivering the industry's most innovative and affordable cloud-based solutions and by assuring the highest levels of reliability, quality of service and customer satisfaction.
We’re very pleased to again be listed as one of the leading hosted VoIP providers in North America by Infonetics Research. Read their press release for excerpts from the full report.

The city of Santiago has been added to our coverage in Dominican Republic

We connecting now numbers in Turkey

We are happy to announce that we can offer now Non-Geographic (850) and Local numbers in Turkey with our local partner now.

We connecting now iNum(bers)

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One number, worldwide


Traditional phone numbers are tied to a particular country, or even a particular city, so when you move to another country you need to get a new number from a new supplier.  iNum numbers however do not have this limitation and you can therefore keep your iNum wherever you go in the world. 
iNum stands for international Number. It is a new kind of global phone number for a new kind of world -- a world with a new geography that's about local presence and global relationships, not about distance or national borders.

iNum is making use of the +883 global country code created by the ITU (International Telecommunication Union).
Voxbone, with deep expertise in VoIP and telephone numbers,  was assigned +883 5100 in 2008 and started the iNum Initiative which maintains the SIP and administrative infrastructure to enable this global number range for IP Communications.

Number portability now available for Mexico and Hungary

We are happy to announce that we now offer number portability for geographical numbers (area codes 55,33,81) from Mexico and geographical numbers and toll free phone numbers from Hungary

New Toll Free numbers in China

With our partner M800 we offering now toll free numbers in China.
Conquering the limits of the area code

Co-developed and jointly operated by M800 Limited and China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile network operator, China 4001 International Toll-Free Services let you directly serve 1.3 billion potential customers in China.
Based on pioneering M800 technology, this unique service overcomes the limitations of legacy toll-free services, which could only reach fixed landlines. Now, however, with a single number for all 31 provinces, you can extend your voice, Short Message Service (SMS), and fax communications to fixed, mobile, and pay phones across China.
While the service is used primarily for cost-effective and efficient customer communications, many global enterprises also deploy the China 4001 service internally. This saves roaming costs and keeps staff across China connected to each other and to their overseas’ colleagues or headquarters.
Delight Customers in China Leveraging our integrated communications platform, companies can respond to customers more rapidly and consistently around the clock with China 4001 International Toll-Free Services. Using M800’s patented intelligent routing solution, you can route calls according to time or location, even down to city level. This helps you ensure that every customer enjoys exceptional personalized service from the right team, at optimal call cost.
The bi-directional China 4001 service also guarantees Caller Number Display to allow you to retain the contact numbers of callers and provide enhanced service for existing customers, who are recognized whenever they call. Customers you contact also benefit from being able to identify you as a trusted caller.
Going further, white-list configurations enable even higher levels of VIP customer service. Along with Black Lists, which block malicious use of services, these ensure a high level of authorization management.

8x8 Enhances Unified Cloud Communications Offering With New Calling, Chat and Web Conferencing Features

Complete Suite of Cloud-Based Voice, Contact Center, Video, Hosting and Unified Communications Services to be Showcased at Enterprise Connect 2012
ORLANDO, Fla., March 26, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 8x8, Inc. (Nasdaq:EGHT), provider of innovative business communications and cloud computing solutions, today announced the addition of numerous feature enhancements to its Virtual Office cloud PBX business phone service and integrated Virtual Office Pro unified communications solution, to be unveiled at the Enterprise Connect 2012 conference, March 26 — 29 in Orlando, Florida.
With the 8x8 Virtual Office unified cloud communications solution, businesses can access their core communications services from any location using an IP phone, PC and web browser or smart phone. The latest
feature enhancements provide businesses with additional call handling capabilities and more intuitive web-based options, making day-to-day business communications simpler and more productive. They include:
  • 4-Line Appearance Service — Virtual Office users now have the option to upgrade their Polycom IP phone to handle 4 calls simultaneously by using all 4 line keys to receive and transfer calls, place callers on hold, etc.- a great feature for receptionists or group administrators juggling many calls.
     
  • Streamlined Dialing — Phone numbers stored in a user's Virtual Office Online contact list can be pre-configured to automatically navigate an auto attendant or retrieve voicemail by including pauses, # and * symbols in the contact numbers.
     
  • Call Handling — Call forwarding rules can now be assigned on a group basis, rather than individually, to select many numbers such as those with a specific area code.
     
  • Online Chat — Chat session windows can be pulled out of the Virtual Office Online browser and placed onto the user's desktop in a freestanding, resizable browser window for more efficient handling and usage. Users have the option to automatically bring a chat window to the front whenever an incoming message is received.
     
  • Presence Management — Users have an option to sort personal and corporate directory contacts by presence to readily identify who's available and who's not.
     
  • Web Conferencing — Virtual Meeting users can now instantly schedule a web conference by typing a simple sentence such as "Sales Recap every Wed at 11am."
     
  • Whiteboard — A new whiteboard feature allows Virtual Meeting and Virtual Room video conferencing users to enhance collaboration with a blank page and a palette of drawing tools.
     
  • Content Sharing Annotation — Virtual Meeting and Virtual Room users can highlight, draw and make notes on content being shared to visually enhance a presentation. Users can save the annotated screen as a PNG file.
     
  • Chat Initiated Web Conference — Users can now quickly initiate a Virtual Meeting web conference from within a chat window by simply clicking "Start Meeting."
     
  • Video Conferencing — Users can pop out the video panel of a Virtual Meeting or Virtual Room to expand the content sharing area. Users can now rearrange video and content sharing panels to be side-by-side or stacked for better visibility.
"We are very pleased to roll out these new productivity enhancing features to our cloud communications platform," said Debbie Jo Severin, 8x8 chief marketing officer. "Many of these upgrades were driven by the valuable input we receive from our customers who are rapidly becoming proficient, web-based communications users. It's great to see the adoption of these technologies grow and the subsequent benefits they are delivering to our business customers. We look forward to maintaining an open dialogue with our customers so that we can continue to offer the most innovative and powerful cloud communications solutions on the market."
8x8's Virtual Office Pro unified cloud communications solution offers enterprise class phone service with unlimited calling and a wide array of PBX calling features plus unlimited web conferencing with video, call recording and archiving, chat, Internet fax, presence and voicemail management and a Virtual Office mobile app for iPhone, iPad and Android devices for less than $50 per user.
For additional information on 8x8's latest unified communications enhancements, go to
http://www.8x8.com/CommunicationsSolutions/ByProduct/VirtualOffice/whatsnew.aspx. For information on all 8x8 cloud communications solutions, go tohttp://www.8x8.com/CommunicationsSolutions/ByProduct/VirtualOfficePro.aspx.

Today we have open our office in Spain

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We are proud sponsor of Olivia, the Red Panda in the Rotterdam Zoo. The first day outside.

YEAH!! Rex's daughter has been brought outside now. She is going to meet her new friend there, Perry. It is hoped that the two of them will get along well, so that in the future they will produce small ones. Which is not only wonderful to look at (We had the privilege to meet her when she was 4 months old, so small, absolutely endearing. Ron even got to give her her bottle, as you can see below) but it is also great for the international breeding program which is led by Blijdorp Zoo.
The fact that Olivia and Perry are now outside in the park means not only that the public are now able to finally see them, but also that in a short while Rex himself will have to leave the zoo (to avoid interaction between him and his daughter – a father does not have anything to do with a daughter growing up, so he has no idea that she is his daughter). When he has left our sponsoring contract will be transferred from sponsoring Rex to sponsoring Olivia.
Olivia was born to Rex and Malou on August 10th, 2011. Her mother sadly died when Olivia was only a few days old. One of the caretakers, Sandra van Bruggen, bottlefed her at her home for a while, and then Olivia was brought backstage, and bottlefed by the Blijdorp team of caretakers. Then she was
Transferred to less liquid foods, and in the final stages to solid food and bamboo. Every new stage was very exciting, because each new stage is a potential death threat. We were very involved with her situation and were informed each stage of her progress. A few weeks ago we were allowed to see her again. Her weight had doubled from December 22nd, so she was doing really well. Such a relief!
How strange this introduction to her new outside home must have been for her: all this time she has been living in a special place in a controlled environment inside the Riviera-building; and now she suddenly has open air, an abundance of space, real trees, even a friend to play with! We can only imagine what went through her mind when she saw all that. Red Pandas are a very intelligent species, so it would be more than interesting to find out what she was thinking at the time of her release in the outside pavillion, which has no iron gates keeping her in; only a waterpart and a stone wall. But alas, there is no way of knowing that. Maybe it is just as well that she is oblivious to the fact that she made the paper as well. Her little mind would be spinning!
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Number portability now available for South Africa

Lead times: - 7 working days for individual numbers, 16 working days for groups/blocks of numbers - The number porting is executed on weekdays between 5 PM and 6 PM (South African time) Documents needed: - Letter of Authorization (LOA) filled out and signed by the end user. If the end-user is a company, the document needs a company stamp. - Last invoice of the current carrier (mentionning the account number with the current carrier) Other remarks: - Numbers can be ported from all carriers - There should be no downtime while number porting is ongoing - It is mandatory to provide a local address in South Africa.


We are happy to announce that we now offer number portability for geographical numbers (area codes 1,2,3,4,5,6) from South Africa. Please submit your requests through the webportal, or contact your account manager should you have any questions. Please note the following :

Toll-free numbers are now available in Germany

Toll-free numbers are now available in Germany. They are only reachable from within Germany
They may only be provided to enterprises or residential customers

New coverage in Brazil

The following cities/area codes have been added to our coverage in Brazil : Santos (13), Fortaleza (85), Vitoria (27), Porto Alegre (51), Goiania (62), Campinas (19), Salvador (71), Brasilia (61)

Vocalcom launches it’s award winning Contact Centre software to the UK

Posted on March 2, 2012 by Simon Harrison
Paris headquartered Contact Centre specialist Vocalcom officially launches its web based unified contact centre software to the UK market at UCExpo. Already with over 4500 contact centre clients in Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Americas it has finally chosen this year to launch its UK operation based in Guildford, Surrey.
Mike Adolphy, Managing Director of Vocalcom UK, said “The UK is a a well-developed and mature market, so we know that in order to be competitive we need to launch with a product that is going to redefine how people think about Contact Centre technology. We are very excited about the impact we are already making in the UK and in fact many companies who have had a demonstration of the software expressed their astonishment at its innovative approach and to how much it can achieve for them as well as questioning why it had never been offered before.”
Vocalcom’s web based contact centre software was designed from the ground up, with the ethos of how customers want to interact with Contact Centres. The company also set itself the challenge of making it the simplest solution to implement and manage. It’s achieved that by making it 100% web-based, delivering the lowest TCO in the market as well as the fastest deployment. It claims that a fully functioning Vocalcom contact centre can be set up and running in days rather than months.
Vocalcom will be showcasing its Contact Centre solution in Stand 420 at UCExpo.

Klanten Interactie Beurs

We are on the 'Klant Interactie Beurs' next to Schiphol Airport on March 7th

For more information
http://klantinteractiebeurs.nl/

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Our Technology Partner 8x8 Celebrates 25 Years of Communications Innovation and Leadership

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 6, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 8x8, Inc. (Nasdaq:EGHT), provider of innovative cloud communications and computing solutions, today announced that it is celebrating 25 years as a communications technology innovator in Silicon Valley. Over the past quarter of a century, 8x8 has spearheaded the evolution of voice, video and mobile communications technologies through inventions that have been awarded 79 patents and achievements that have laid the groundwork for the company's existing business model as a provider of cloud-based business services.
"Being in the fast-paced competitive Silicon Valley tech environment has fueled our innovation the past 25 years," said Bryan Martin, 8x8 Chairman and CEO, who has been with 8x8 since 1990 and has seen firsthand the company's growth. "While so many companies have come and gone, we've managed to leverage our internally developed technologies to create new business opportunities ranging from supplying our proprietary vision processor chip to AT&T for its next generation Picturephone to licensing our service creation software to Lucent Technologies to launching one of the first VoIP phone services."
8x8 was founded in 1987 by Dr. Chi-Shin Wang and Dr. Y.W. Sing under the name Integrated Information Technology. Initially focused on developing multimedia semiconductors, embedded firmware and software, Integrated Information Technology changed its name to 8x8 in 1996 to reflect a new emphasis on programmable solutions for the videoconferencing market. (The "8x8" name refers to the number of video pixels, or dots of light, that are used as the basic building block in many image compression and video transformation functions.). The company firmly established itself as both a pioneer and trailblazer, paving the way in the technological development of VoIP phone service, hosting solutions, video conferencing and unified communications.
"8x8 has operated at the speed of technology, constantly keeping pace with the online and digital age we live and work in," said Martin. "We've not only been able to create innovative products such as our Virtual Office hosted PBX phone service, we've also been able to continuously update those offerings with adjunct services like Virtual Office Mobile and Virtual Room video conferencing to keep our customers on the cutting edge of technology as it moves into the cloud."
In recent years, 8x8 has made several key acquisitions cementing the company's leadership into the cloud. In 2010, 8x8 acquired server hosting company, Central Host, allowing 8x8 to offer managed hosting services and cloud-based computing solutions to business customers. 2011 saw two more acquisitions beginning with Zerigo, which expanded the hosting portfolio with cloud servers, virtual private servers, geographically aware DNS and full IPvS support. This was followed by the acquisition of Contactual, a cloud-based call center interaction management solutions company.
25 years and more than 25,000 businesses subscribing to its services, 8x8 continues to innovate as a leader in cloud-based voice and video communications with no sign of slowing down. "We've seen a lot in 25 years," said Martin. "Smartphones, the modern Internet and social media weren't even around when we began. We saw the dot com boom, survived the dot com bust and have emerged from the Great Recession with our stock up significantly. Now we're bringing SMB's, enterprises and government agencies into the cloud. As the next 25 years get underway, the sky's the limit for 8x8."
8x8 Highlights and Milestones:
1987 --
8x8 founded under the name Integrated Information Technology
 
 
1990 --
Company establishes itself as a leading manufacturer of semiconductors used in
 
 embedded videoconferencing and videophone products
 
 
1990 --
Bryan Martin hired as "Member of Technical Staff" and ultimately becomes
 
 CEO in 2002
 
 
1992 --
Patented Vision Processor Chip chosen by AT&T for use in next generation 
 
 Picturephone videophone
 
 
1994 --
Developed the Video Compression Processor (VCP) chip which obtained 90%
 
 share of the videoconferencing market
 
 
1996 --
Developed and marketed its first consumer videophone for regular phone lines
 
 under the ViaTV brand name
 
 
1997 --
8x8 goes public and shortly after develops a family of Voice over Internet
 
 Protocol (VoIP) chips and software
 
 
2002 --
8x8 begins offering VoIP service direct to consumers under the Packet 8 Brand 
 
name, and quickly grows to become the second largest standalone VoIP services
 
provider in the industry
 
 

2004 --

8x8 launches the first VoIP E-911 service; introduces DV326 Desktop Consumer

 
VideoPhone and 8x8 Virtual Office hosted PBX phone system
 
 
2007 --
8x8 Virtual Office ranked #1 hosted VoIP phone system choice by U.S. based
 
small and medium sized businesses by telecom research firm AMI Partners
 
 
2009 --
8x8 expands business telephony offerings into unified communications and
 
introduces 8x8 Virtual Meeting web conferencing service
 
 

2010 --

8x8 launches Virtual Office Mobile iPhone app and Virtual Office Pro unified 

 
communications solution for businesses; acquires managed hosting service
 
provider Central Host
 
 
2011 --
Reaches milestone of over 25,000 business subscribers; acquires cloud hosting
 
service provider Zerigo and cloud contact center provider Contactual; introduces
 
flat-rate Virtual Room cloud videoconferencing solution with Polycom
 
 
2012 --
Announces record quarterly revenue of $23.3 million (31% year over year
 
increase) and net income of $2.6 million (73% year over year increase)

New coverage in Rusian

We adding local numbers for Moscow 499 area code and 495 code costs. Numbers for St. Petersburg, Nizhniy Novgorod, Ekaterinburg, Cherepovetz, Kursk and Orel.

Coverage extension in Canada

Local numbers are now also available from Brantford, Quebec and Charlottetown

Old UK Phone booth Next to our Rotterdam Office

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Number portability now available for Portugal

We are happy to announce that we now offer number portability for Toll Free (800 and 822) and National numbers (30) from Portugal.   The lead time is approximately 8 business days and there will be no downtime during the process.