Advantel Networks Enters Into Partnership with 8×8, Inc. and Bigleaf Networks

August 21, 2018

SAN JOSE, CA, August 21, 2018 – Advantel Networks, a premier technology solutions provider, announced today that they have entered into strategic partnerships with 8×8, Inc., a leading provider of cloud phone, meeting, collaboration and contact center solutions; and Bigleaf Networks, the Cloud-first SD-WAN service that optimizes Internet and Cloud performance by dynamically choosing the best connection and adapting application prioritization in real-time.

Advantel Networks was founded in 1984, with a focus on providing world class IT solutions to companies and organizations, both large and small.  Thirty-four years later, Advantel Networks is regarded as one of the country’s premier solutions integrators. Advantel Networks continues to deliver leading integrated voice and data solutions to clients around the world. How? By staying up-to-date on all the latest technological advances, as well as, developing and delivering proprietary protocols and systems to help their clients remain successful and competitive within their perspective industries.

“Global mid-market and enterprise companies are increasingly turning to secure cloud solutions, such as 8×8’s X Series, industry’s first integrated solution that combines communications, collaboration and contact center on one unified cloud platform, and Bigleaf Networks SD-WAN, to enhance their customer’s experience and deliver a sound business continuity strategy,” said Mark Ritchie, President of Advantel Networks. “More and more businesses are looking to move their core infrastructure systems and services to the cloud, and we in partnership with two of the premier cloud solution providers, are prepared to make the transition a seamless and rewarding journey.”

8×8 offers an integrated cloud platform for communications and contact center solutions to over a million business users worldwide. Bigleaf prioritizes and routes Voice over IP (VoIP) and other latency-sensitive Cloud traffic over the cleanest ISP connection at any moment in time. The combination of 8×8 and Bigleaf Networks protects VoIP calls from the effects of bad Internet, including dropped calls, choppy sound, and echoes, ensuring the best overall customer experience with some of the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) in the market.

“Both 8×8 and Bigleaf Networks continue to actively demonstrate their dedication to their partner community, as well as, creating secure, reliable and scalable solutions that adhere to our enterprise clients’ requirements,” said Steve Tracy, EVP Sales and Marketing of Advantel Networks.

  About 8×8, Inc.

8×8, Inc. (NYSE:EGHT) is a leading provider of cloud phone, meeting, collaboration and contact center solutions with over a million business users worldwide. 8×8 helps enterprises engage at the speed of employee and customer expectations by putting the collective intelligence of the organization in the hands of every employee. For additional information, visit www.8×, or follow 8×8 on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

 About Bigleaf Networks

Bigleaf Networks is the intelligent networking service that optimizes Internet and Cloud performance by dynamically choosing the best connection based on real-time usage and diagnostics. Inspired by the natural architecture of leaves, the Bigleaf Cloud-first SD-WAN platform leverages redundant connections for optimal traffic re-routing, failover and load-balancing. The company is dedicated to providing a better Internet experience and ensuring peace of mind with simple implementation, friendly support and powerful technology. Founded in 2012, Bigleaf Networks is investor-backed, with service across North America. For additional information, visit, or connect with Bigleaf Networks on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

 About Advantel Networks

Advantel™ Networks is a premier technology provider that designs, implements and maintains powerful converged communication and data network solutions to businesses worldwide. For over 30 years, Advantel Networks has focused on reducing infrastructure costs and simplifying IT administration for SMB to Fortune 100 enterprises. Our company delivers critical business solutions and services, such as Security, Data Centers, Storage and Virtualization, Unified Communications, Contact Centers, Cloud, and Integrated and Managed Services. Advantel was recently named to The Channel Company’s CRN Solution Provider 500 list, underscoring its value in the IT landscape. For more information, visit or connect with Advantel Networks on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.