8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT), a provider of cloud-based unified communication and collaboration solutions, today announced the formal launch of its services in the UK and Europe through recently acquired UK-based Voicenet Solutions, now operating as 8x8 Solutions. The official launch of 8x8 Solutions was conducted today at an event for channel partners and press which was hosted by the company at Altitude 360° in London. During the event, 8x8 demonstrated its award-winning suite of cloud business phone service, unified communications and contact centre services which have been widely deployed throughout North America and offer the industry’s highest levels of security, reliability, availability and redundancy. Consistently recognized as a leader in the Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) industry by research firms, Gartner, Frost & Sullivan, Infonetics and Synergy, 8x8 has expanded its international footprint outside of the US and Canada to serve the global needs of its multi-national, mid-market customers and to capture the growing worldwide demand for cloud-based communications solutions. Unified Communications market research firm Wainhouse Research predicts the European UCaaS market will experience 36% CAGR over the next five years. “By taking advantage of 8x8’s technological expertise and knowledge of cloud-based UC, 8x8 Solutions will be able to allay the security and reliability concerns of UK businesses and help them move their costly, out-dated traditional on-premise communications systems to cloud-based solutions with confidence,” said 8x8 Solutions CEO Kevin Scott-Cowell. “We look forward to working closely with our channel partners to deliver 8x8’s industry-leading UCaaS offerings to the UK and European markets.” 8x8 Virtual Office is an affordable, easy-to-use alternative to traditional business phone systems that allows users anywhere in the world with a broadband Internet connection to be part of a virtual PBX that includes automated attendants, conference bridges, extension to extension dialling and ring groups, in addition to a rich variety of other business class PBX features typically found on premises-based PBX equipment. As a completely cloud-based service, Virtual Office also enables customers to rapidly deploy and easily manage enterprise grade telephony and unified communications capabilities, including full mobility, web and video conferencing, Internet fax and call recording, with no upfront capital expense and less administration required from in-house IT resources. For larger mid-market and distributed enterprises, the 8x8 cloud-based delivery model provides seamless connectivity across multiple worldwide offices and facilities.