VANCOUVER, Wash., Mar 2, 2010 — New Edge Networks, the managed services business communications unit of EarthLink Inc., today announced that 8×8, Inc. (Nasdaq:EGHT), provider of innovative business communications solutions, has established a direct connection to the New Edge AX ecosystem of business applications. 8×8’s VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) network is now directly connected to the nationwide New Edge network.
Aligning with the New Edge AX ecosystem enables 8×8 to deliver its hosted IP voice and unified communications solutions to business customers over a secure, enterprise class IP network environment. 8×8 customers can run business-critical applications over the New Edge IP network or choose the New Edge MPLS network for end-to-end traffic prioritization and predictable application performance.
New Edge AX is a new approach to providing value-added services to the Small and Medium Business (SMB) market. The New Edge AX ecosystem of business applications is built on a nationwide IP network platform enabling application providers such as 8×8 to more efficiently reach customers with the underlying reliability of a performance-driven cloud-computing environment.