SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT), provider of the Packet8 residential, business and video Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone services, today announced it has signed a distribution agreement with ASI Corp., a leading distributor of computer components and peripheral products in North America.
Under terms of the agreement, Fremont, Calif.-based ASI Corp will provide complete distribution support for Packet8 residential and business Internet phone services and accompanying endpoint devices. These services include Packet8's Freedom Unlimited, Freedom Global and Freedom Annual residential plans as well as the Virtual Office hosted PBX small business phone solution.
Serving over 16,000 value-added resellers (VARs) ranging from white-box integrators to online and traditional retail stores, ASI Corp. maintains 20 offices throughout North America set up to provide pre and post sales support, service, technical support, system production and warehousing.
"8x8 is very pleased to have this opportunity to benefit from ASI's expertise and prominence in the technology distribution arena," said Huw Rees, 8x8 vice president of sales and marketing. "We are looking forward to working together closely to increase the availability of our Packet8 phone services in the rapidly growing business and consumer VoIP marketplace."
"We are excited about our partnership with 8x8. 8x8 VoIP solutions are well suited for the business and home user. We are proud to add these solutions to our product offering," said Henry Chen, ASI's vice president of business development. "Our agreement to distribute the 8x8 products is a very exciting opportunity for ASI. The product line will be extremely beneficial for our customer base as VoIP increases its importance, especially in the SMB market."