VANCOUVER, Wash., Mar 2, 2010 -- New Edge Networks, the managed services business communications unit of EarthLink Inc., today announced that 8x8, Inc. (Nasdaq:EGHT), provider of innovative business communications solutions, has established a direct connection to the New Edge AX ecosystem of business applications. 8x8'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 8x8 to deliver its hosted IP voice and unified communications solutions to business customers over a secure, enterprise class IP network environment. 8x8 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 8x8 to more efficiently reach customers with the underlying reliability of a performance-driven cloud-computing environment.