8×8, Regus expand communications partnership

Communications cloud company 8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) has agreed with IWG plc (formerly Regus), a provider of flexible workspaces, to expand the companies´ existing contract for cloud-based unified communications (UC) services to add 13 new countries and a broader range of service options for Regus customers, the company said.

8×8 currently provides UC services to Regus office centers in four countries, for use by on-site customers and employees, as well as remote workers in those regions. The companies have also agreed to extend the term of their contract to 2020.

To date, 8×8 has deployed approximately 20,000 UC seats to select Regus office centers in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland and Germany.

The new agreement provides a framework to accelerate the deployment of office centers in these countries, to launch services in 13 new countries, and to offer Regus clients the ability to layer additional communications, collaboration and contact center services on top of the basic UC service offering.

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

Regus provides flexible workspace solutions, with customers including some of the most successful entrepreneurs, individuals and multi-billion dollar corporations. The Regus network includes almost 3000 business centers, spanning almost 900 cities across 120 countries. Founded in Brussels, Belgium, in 1989, Regus is based in Luxembourg and listed on the London Stock Exchange.