8x8 launches cloud-based business communications services across Canada

8x8 Inc., a provider of cloud communications and computing solutions, has launched its suite of cloud-based business communications services across Canada.

The 8x8 Virtual Office cloud communications suite provides small and medium businesses (SMBs) with services such as hosted VoIP, contact center, UC and videoconferencing.

According to the company, customers can select local phone numbers in each province as well as virtual numbers from Canada, the US and around the world, both of which save inbound callers the expense of long-distance charges.

Companies with locations in Canada and the US 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 US 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."