REGUS SELECTS 8X8 TO DEPLOY ENTERPRISE CLOUD COMMUNICATIONS ACROSS NETWORK OF GLOBAL BUSINESS CENTRES
Initial Roll-Out Planned for First 140 Sites In U.S. and Europe
LONDON – October 6, 2015 – 8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT), a leading provider of cloud based unified communications and contact centre solutions, today announced a global deal with Regus, the leading global workplace provider, to deploy its cloud based enterprise communications service. Regus selected 8x8 for the company’s innovative technology roadmap, global presence, business mobility, call quality and robust delivery features to help them effectively and securely run their worldwide communication and collaboration service.
The initial deployment of 8x8’s Enterprise Communications as a Service (ECaaS) solution is planned across the U.S. and Europe. Following the initial deployment, 8x8 will continue to deploy its enterprise communications service to the rapidly growing number of Regus business centres worldwide. Today, Regus operates out of over 2,500 locations across 106 countries and is an LSE listed company which recorded double digit revenue growth during the first half of the year. Companies like Google, Toshiba and GlaxoSmithKline choose Regus so that they can work flexibly and make their businesses more successful.
Andre Sharpe, Chief Information and Innovation Officer at Regus, said, “By partnering with 8x8, we can now offer our customers an innovative and cost effective communication and collaboration service. As a Gartner Magic Quadrant Leader, 8x8 was a natural choice to give our customers the level of quality and service they expect from Regus. We have identified the first 140 sites, and thereafter we plan to roll out 8x8 service across our global footprint.”
Regus plans to significantly enhance its full service communication and collaboration offerings through its new deal with 8x8. Prior to moving to the cloud, Regus was unable to offer a business phone service with key features such as mobility, multi-channel communications and presence enabled directories. By selecting 8x8, Regus has ensured its customers have access to the most advanced enterprise communications tools to increase their business flexibility and productivity.
Vik Verma, CEO of 8x8, said, “We are honoured to team with a business innovator like Regus to deliver our innovative ECaaS solution on a global scale to enable their customers to work more efficiently and flexibly anywhere in the world. Regus is leading the market by offering a continuous communications experience enabling their customers to be connected to their Regus office line anytime, anywhere.”
Regus’ customers will have access to world class, enterprise grade telephony that allows them to have a continuous communications experience, with the ability to seamlessly switch from chat, messaging and voice while roaming across multiple networks, such as 3G/4G LTE and Wi-Fi. Additionally, Regus clients will have the added flexibility to suit their personalised business needs, taking their communications service with them wherever they are in the world.
About 8x8, Inc.
8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT) is the trusted provider of secure and reliable enterprise cloud communications solutions to more than 40,000 businesses operating in over 100 countries across six continents. 8x8’s out of the box cloud solutions replace traditional on premise PBX hardware and software based systems with a flexible and scalable Software as a Service (SaaS) alternative, encompassing cloud business phone service, contact centre solutions, and conferencing. For additional information, visit www.8x8.com, www.8x8.com/UK or connect with 8x8 on LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ and Facebook from the panel on the left of this page.
Regus is the global workplace provider. Its network of more than 2,500 business centres in 106 countries provides convenient, high quality, fully serviced spaces for people to work, whether for a few minutes or a few years. Companies like Google, Toshiba and GlaxoSmithKline choose Regus so that they can work flexibly and make their businesses more successful.
The key to flexible working is convenience and so Regus is opening wherever its 1.5 million members want support – city centres, suburban districts, shopping centres and retail outlets, railway stations, motorway service stations and even community centres.
Founded in Brussels, Belgium in 1989, Regus is based in Luxembourg and listed on the London Stock Exchange. For more information www.regus.com
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