8x8 Aquires Master Agent World Telecom Group

To debut Cloud-Based VoIP and Video Capability

By Neil Zawacki
Updated: June 24, 2011

8x8 Aquires Master Agent World Telecom Group

On May 24, 2011, 8x8, Inc. announced that it had acquired World Telecom Group (WTC) as a master agent partner and that the two companies would now work together to provide cloud-based VoIP and UC services to small businesses.

WTG agents will now sell the 8x8 Virtual Office PBX phone Service, a cloud-based telephony solution for small businesses. The agents will also sell 8x8 Virtual Office Pro, a web-based solution that includes unlimited video conferencing, voicemail management, Internet fax, and the ability to record and archive phone calls. The two products are currently being used by more than 24,000 businesses.

Vince Bradley, the president and CEO of World Telecom Group, released a public statement about the upgraded partnership. He stated that 8x8 had helped small businesses to understand cloud-based communications and praised their diversification into VoIP, video, contact center, and cloud computing services.

Don Trimble, the vice-president of channel sales at 8x8, also spoke briefly about the deal. He stated that World Telecom Group’s reputation in the telecom industry was second to none and that his company was looking forward to providing their agents with 8x8’s portfolio of solutions and tools.

World Telecom Group agents can find out more about the partnership by contacting Vincent Mussumeci, the 8x8 Channel Manager who is currently overseeing the WTG partner program.

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