Watching businesses and schools systematically move towards remote working policies demonstrates how we truly live in a global community. How events are no longer isolated and what happens in one part of the world affects the rest.

For the past few months 8x8 has been offering it’s Standalone Video Meetings platform free to all users without any limitations: no limits to the number of meetings, no limits to the duration of meetings and up to 50 participants per meeting (with no limit if live streaming via YouTube). But now in this time of crisis, we need to do more to help our global community of enterprises and entrepreneurs ensure business continuity by keeping their people safe and productive at home.

That’s why 8x8 has just expanded the reach of its Video Meetings platform to include over 80 local dial-in numbers, 11 of them toll-free in over 55+ countries. This will allow thousands of affected local businesses to connect with suppliers, customers and colleagues without having to leave the safety of their own homes. For international employers, this will allow them to connect with local employees worldwide without incurring any long-distance charges whatsoever all while ensuring those employees remain productive and out of harm's way.

“8x8’s mission is to deliver modern cloud solutions that allow companies to be ready, resilient and responsive so their employees can work safely and productively, location independent, from anywhere around the globe, especially in light of recent corporate remote work and travel restriction mandates related to ensure business continuity planning,” said Dejan Deklich, Chief Product Officer at 8x8. “8x8 Video Meetings simply works for the modern, mobile workforce, providing no limits or restrictions so companies can meet freely and collaborate effortlessly, whether in the office or remote from home, to drive their business forward.”

8x8 Video Meetings is part of 8x8 X Series, which meets the needs of businesses that have a mobile and remote workforce by providing a highly reliable and resilient solution across desktop and mobile devices for voice, video, chat, contact center, APIs and advanced analytics. It is also available as a standalone solution at 8x8 Video Meetings is optimized for use with Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, and other WebRTC-enabled browsers for standalone and guest users. The solution can also be easily paired with video conferencing enabled rooms and huddle spaces through 8x8 Meeting Rooms.