CNSG Joins 8×8 Channel Program as Master Agent, Bringing X Series Solutions to Mid-market and Enterprise Organizations

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Nov. 7, 2019 8×8, Inc. (NYSE:EGHT), a leading Software-as-a-Service provider of voice, video, chat, contact center, and enterprise-class API solutions powered by one global cloud communications platform, today announced that Converged Network Services Group (CNSG) is now a Master Agent for 8×8.

CNSG is a leading Master Agent for the design and delivery of complete technology solutions. The partnership with 8×8 provides CNSG’s agents with an award-winning portfolio from 8×8’s single technology platform for Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS) and video meeting offerings, including mix-and-match bundling of 8×8 X Series solutions.

“CNSG continues to be relentless in our pursuit of enabling partner success, by building and maintaining a portfolio of the best technology solution suppliers in the industry,” said Randy Friedberg, EVP of CNSG. “8×8 is a global leader in the UCaaS and CCaaS space and we are extremely excited to see the success our partners achieve by utilizing their expertise and exceptional partner support teams.”

“Our Master Agents have been busy partnering with us on deals that move communications to the cloud, replacing legacy and single point solution providers to enable people to work smarter and collaborate faster,” said John DeLozier, 8×8 Global Channel Chief. “We are pleased to welcome CNSG as an 8×8 Master Agent – like us, they are committed to earning business by building and maintaining true partnerships with every customer, and as a result, they have recently been recognized as one of the fastest growing Master Distributors in the industry,”

2019 has been a year of growth for 8×8’s channel program with hundreds of new partners joining the program quarterly, ongoing Elev8 Day co-marketing events, expansion of marketing investments and increased bookings. Specifically, channel bookings grew 86 percent year-over-year in 8×8’s first quarter of fiscal 2020. Earlier this year, 8×8 introduced itsElev8 Partner Program to deliver unmatched support and value for 8×8’s partner community. The company also recently launched the 8×8 PartnerXchange portal, which enables channel partners to effectively and efficiently manage their 8×8-related business and drive sales of 8×8 solutions.

About 8×8, Inc.

8×8, Inc. (NYSE: EGHT) is transforming the future of business communications as a leading Software-as-a-Service provider of voice, video, chat, contact center and enterprise-class API solutions powered by one global cloud communications platform. 8×8 empowers workforces worldwide to connect individuals and teams so they can collaborate faster and work smarter. Real-time business analytics and intelligence provide businesses unique insights across all interactions and channels so they can delight end-customers and accelerate their business. For additional information, visit www.8×, or follow 8×8 on LinkedIn, Twitter andFacebook.

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