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8x8 Awarded New United States Patent in Internet Telephony

Oct 21, 2009

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct 21, 2009 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- 8x8, Inc. (Nasdaq:EGHT), provider of innovative communications solutions to small businesses, today announced that it has been awarded United States Patent Number 7,606,221 entitled, "Network Communications Having Endpoint Device with Automatic Connection to IPBX." The patent issued from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on October 20, 2009.

The patent relates to a telephony communications approach that implements an auto-discovery feature that enables an endpoint device to automatically locate and establish communication with a desirable server in a web of interconnected servers. In one specific example implementation, the endpoint device is an Internet-type telephone communicating with a remote server in an Internet-based Private Branch Exchange (IPBX).

Since its establishment in 1987, 8x8 has been awarded seventy-four (74) United States patents covering a variety of voice and video communications, processing and storage technologies.

About 8x8, Inc.

8x8, Inc. (Nasdaq:EGHT) offers voice, video, mobile and web conferencing communications solutions for business and residential customers. These solutions leverage existing broadband Internet connections and cellular networks to deliver advanced features and digital quality phone service at a fraction of the cost of legacy, copper wire alternatives. Businesses of any size, configuration or geographic location can benefit from the cost, performance and operational advantages of VoIP technology. All 8x8 communications solutions carry little or no upfront investment, no maintenance or upgrade fees and no change in user behavior. For additional information, visit

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SOURCE: 8x8 Inc.

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