8×8 ranked high for cloud communications voice quality

8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT), a Communications Cloud provider, has been ranked by Tolly Group Report among cloud communications vendors for VoIP voice quality, the company said.

According to the report, “Analysis of Cloud Communications VoIP Quality Under Normal and Adverse Network Conditions,” the 8×8 Virtual Office solution consistently delivered the best voice quality in a majority of the test cases across client platforms.

For the report, Tolly Group compared the voice quality of 8×8 Virtual Office against other major cloud vendors Google Voice/Hangouts, Microsoft Skype for Business Online and RingCentral Office in both “on net” (cloud-based VoIP-to-VoIP) and VoIP to public switched telephone network (PSTN) environments. In the first scenario, both users were cloud-connected. In the latter scenario, one user was cloud-connected while the other was connected to the traditional public telephone network. Tests were run using four different client OS pairs: Apple iOS, Google Android, Apple Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows.

8×8 Virtual Office is the flagship service of the 8×8 Communications Cloud delivering world-class unified communications, collaboration, team messaging, and real-time analytics. It is delivered from a globally distributed open platform with support for popular mobile and desktop devices. Included with 8×8 Virtual Office, Virtual Office Meetings is a powerful real-time collaboration solution with support for video & audio conferencing, screen sharing, whiteboarding, and group chat.

The Tolly Group provides IT users and vendors alike with independent, objective, hands-on testing, benchmarking services and consulting designed to illuminate differences between strategic products/services and help IT buyers make informed technology decisions.

8×8 provides Communications Cloud that combines unified communications, team collaboration, contact center, and analytics in a single, open and real-time platform. 8×8 eliminates information silos to expose vital, real-time intelligence across multiple clouds, applications and devices to improve individual and team productivity, business performance and customer experience.