Huw Rees

Huw Rees

Huw Rees serves as 8x8's Vice President of Customer Advocacy. Huw is a telecom industry veteran and strategist, focused on finding ways to leverage 8x8 technology and extend 8x8’s reach and influence in the communications industry.

Articles by: Huw Rees

Schools: E-Rate Forms and Deadlines Are Changing—Don’t Miss Out!

E-Rate deadlines are approaching

As schools everywhere start breaking for winter recess, educational officials know grades will soon be due. But far fewer realize that the clock is ticking on turning in their E-Rate application forms, and…

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Feds Send Educators Back to School to Get New E-Rate Funds

E-Rate phone service for schools

The Federal government handed educators a big pink “While You Were Out” memo in late July, with FCC authorization for additional money for schools to improve their communications and infrastructure.  The new rules…

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Unified Communications Solutions Help Businesses Jump the Pond

Big Ben: 8x8 Solutions London Launch

The distance across The Pond got a little smaller last week, as 8x8 officially launched its suite of cloud-based unified communications and collaboration solutions in the UK and Europe at an event for channel…

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Business VoIP Users Boldly Bend International Borders

Business VoIP helps bridge international borders

8x8 has just announced that it has completed its purchase of UK-based Voicenet Solutions. As many analysts observed, it’s 8x8’s third big push this year into international markets, following closely the recent offering…

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8x8 Showcases New Zerigo Hosted VDI at VMWorld

8x8 Launches New Service Provider Platform for Hosted Virtual Desktops

Today, 8x8 unveiled its Zerigo integrated VDI software platform, now available for licensing to telcos, data center and Internet service providers, as well enterprise IT departments. Zerigo provides one of today’s only truly integrated…

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E-Rate Program Offers Subsidized Phone Service for Schools and Libraries


Do you know of a K-12 school, library or school district that needs affordable phone service or telecommunications upgrades? Did you know that 8x8 can provide significantly discounted phone, fax and Web conferencing…

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8x8 at SoftBank World in Tokyo


8x8 has invented some pretty innovative and game-changing technologies. Some of these have caught the attention of SoftBank, one of Japan’s leading telecommunications providers and now a real player in the US market…

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