8x8 Awarded VoIP Patent

8x8 was awarded a voice-over-Internet-protocol patent for a communication-routing system utilizing a broadband data network.

The company said U.S. Patent No. 7,218,721, Virtual Telephone Extension, covers operations including routing non-local calls through a broadband data network and using a broadband data network to provide telephony services, including programmed and default call routing to a user's virtual extension, voice mail, or e-mail resources.

8x8 said it has been awarded 68 U.S. patents since being formed in 1987.