has signed a teaming agreement with Level 3 Communications, establishing a framework for both companies to work together in responding to federal government solicitations for telecommunications services.
The agreement enables 8x8 and Level 3 to collaborate on government proposals for telecommunications deployments that include hosted IP telephony services. Level 3 Communications, a leading international provider of fiber-based communications services, has demonstrated increasing traction with its government business and is a prime contractor on several federal contracts.
8x8's hosted IP PBX phone service meets the critical performance standards required by government and large enterprise customers. In March 2009, the company announced it had upgraded its service infrastructure, deploying a new triple redundant architecture across three independent data centers with each data center connected to redundant IP access providers. This new architecture allows for failure of any software component, server, cluster or even a complete data center failure without affecting service to the end customer.