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8x8 Issued New Communications Patent by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Nov 05, 2014

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- 8x8, Inc. (Nasdaq:EGHT), a provider of cloud-based unified communications, contact center and collaboration services, today announced that it has been awarded a new patent related to its contact center technologies.

On November 4, 2014, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued United States Patent number 8,879,540 entitled, "Systems, Methods, Devices and Arrangements for Emergency Call Services."

The new patent relates to, among other things, determining the location of an emergency call using a location database populated from the nodes of data transmission routes from a plurality of endpoint devices. In June 2004, 8x8 became the first major broadband Internet telephone service provider to offer E911 service to customers. The company has continued to create advancements in this field by inventing new emergency calling technologies that work with its nomadic business endpoints and mobile service applications.

Since its establishment, 8x8 has been awarded ninety-seven (97) United States patents covering a variety of voice and video communications, signaling, processing and storage technologies.

About 8x8, Inc.

8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT) is the trusted provider of secure and reliable cloud-based unified communications and virtual contact center solutions to more than 40,000 small, midsize and distributed enterprise organizations operating in over 40 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 center solutions, and web conferencing. For additional information, visit, or or connect with 8x8 on Google+FacebookLinkedIn and Twitter.

8x8, Inc.
Tim Polakowski, 408-883-8434

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