Tolly Group report ranks 8×8 highest for cloud communications voice quality

Communications cloud provider 8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) has announced a new Tolly Group Report that ranks 8×8 highest among leading 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 a communications cloud that combines unified communications, team collaboration, contact center, and analytics in a single, open and real-time platform.