8x8 Inc., TMC Team to Launch VoIP Services Community on TMCnet
Norwalk, CT [Sept. 5, 2006] — Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) today announced that its TMCnet Web site (www.tmcnet.com) has teamed with 8x8 (News - Alert), Inc., (Nasdaq: EGHT), provider of the Packet8 residential, business and video Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone services, to launch the VoIP Services Community at http://voipservices.tmcnet.com.
Packet8’s VoIP Services Community contains news, feature stories, streaming video, case studies, blogs, voip services, whitepapers and product reviews helping SMBs and consumers sort through the myriad choices available for IP communications services.
Businesses, large and small, can take advantage of the efficiencies associated with IP-based communications and voice over IP services. But certainly, one size does NOT fit all. TMCnet has joined together with one of the industry’s leading IP communications service providers, 8x8 Inc., originator of the Packet8 Internet Phone Service, to help readers sort through the overwhelming number of business-class solutions available on the market.
“Through INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine, which TMC launched in 1997, we have long been recognized as the leading source of news and information for the VoIP industry. Packet8’s VoIP Services Community serves a large network of professionals who determine which service providers and plans are best for their SMB – or for their own residential VoIP service at home,” explained TMC President and Group Editor-in-Chief Rich Tehrani.
“The VoIP Services Community instantly becomes a great resource for many of TMCnet’s nearly one million unique monthly visitors. This special online community adds to TMCnet’s vast array of communications and technology information, focusing on some of the most important subject areas in IP communications,” predicted Tehrani.
“We are pleased to be hosting TMC’s VoIP Services Community Page,” said Huw Rees, 8x8’s vice president of sales and marketing. “As one of the leading pure play VoIP providers, 8x8 is uniquely qualified to educate TMC website visitors about the breadth of residential and business Internet phone services available today.”
TMCnet is ranked among the top 2,000 most visited Web sites in the world by Alexa.com, an Amazon.com (News - Alert) company that monitors Web traffic. Each month, TMCnet.com attracts as many as one million unique visitors and over 18 million page views.
TMCnet is one of the most flexible, useful and fastest growing b-to-b technology sites on the Internet. With its ability to provide RSS feeds and e-mail alerts by keyword and its automated press release posting application, TMCnet is an online innovator. Providing news, features and commentary covering VoIP, IP communications, CRM, contact center and information technology topics, TMCnet is read by nearly one million unique visitors each month. TMCnet is also proud to have received a complimentary letter regarding our editorial quality from legend Warren Buffet regarding a Geico article (http://voip-blog.tmcnet.com/blog/rich-tehrani/voip/voip-2004_08.html).
Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) publishes four print publications: Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, SIP Magazine and IMS Magazine. TMCnet, TMC’s Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. Ranked in the top 2,000 sites in the world by alexa.com*, TMCnet serves as many as one million unique visitors each month. TMC is also the first publisher to test new products in its own on-site laboratories, TMC Labs. In addition, TMC produces INTERNET TELEPHONY Conference & EXPO, the VoIP Developer (News - Alert) Conference, VoIP Demo, IMS Expo and Call Center 2.0 Conference. For more information about TMC, visit www.tmcnet.com. (*alexa.com is an amazon.com company that ranks Web sites by their traffic levels. Neither alexa.com nor amazon.com is affiliated with TMCnet.)
About 8x8, Inc.
VoIP (voice over internet protocol) service provider 8x8, Inc. offers internet-based telephony solutions (www.packet8.net) for individual residential and business users. In addition to regular Packet8 VoIP service plans priced as low as $19.99 per month for unlimited anytime calling to the U.S. and Canada, 8x8 offers the Packet8 DV 326 VideoPhone, the industry's first stand alone broadband consumer videophone, and accompanying monthly service plans also priced at $19.99 per month. Packet8 Virtual Office, 8x8's VoIP system for small to medium sized businesses, is a hosted PBX solution comprised of powerful business class features. Companies subscribing to Virtual Office pay just $39.99 per month per extension for enterprise class PBX functionality along with unlimited local and long distance calling in the U.S. and Canada. Packet8 Softalk™, 8x8’s PC-based soft phone client, offers high quality voice and video in-network calling as well as outbound calling to the PSTN. For additional company information, visit 8x8's web site at www.8x8.com.
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