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Irish technology company Spearline acquires Callstats from 8x8

By Caroline Leonard on December 19, 2022

Cork, Ireland, 8th December 2022: Spearline, a leading global provider of communication testing
technologies based in Co. Cork, Ireland, has acquired Callstats analytics, diagnostics and optimization
technology for WebRTC from 8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT) for an undisclosed sum. 8x8 is
headquartered in California, USA.

This acquisition will enable Spearline to utilise Callstats’ proprietary technology to provide the best
in class solution for testing and monitoring critical business telecommunication services for its global
client base. Spearline’s solutions provide businesses with the tools needed to improve and
accelerate their customer experience.

This deal will further expand Spearline’s existing product suite, and follows the company’s
acquisition of the Israeli-based communications solutions provider testRTC in November of last year.
Matthew Lawlor, Co-Founder and CTO of Spearline said: “Our acquisition of Callstats represents a
huge step forward for Spearline. The integration of the Callstats patented technology, alongside our
earlier acquisition of testRTC, confirms Spearline’s position as the world’s number one provider of
communication testing technologies. We provide our customers with an all-encompassing solution
that no other vendor can offer, and we have a team of world class experts to continue our
development into the future.

Victor Belfor, Global Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships at 8x8
said: “We are committed to helping enterprises around the globe reduce costs while also achieving
high return on investment with our single-vendor platform. We are continuing to focus our
innovation on our highly differentiated 8x8 XCaaS cloud communications and contact center solution,
and believed Callstats was a better fit for Spearline’s capabilities.”

Spearline was founded in 2003 by Kevin Buckley and Matthew Lawlor and currently employs over
200 people worldwide, with offices in Ireland and India. Spearline counts 80% of the companies in
Gartner’s UCaaS (Unified Communications as a Service) Magic Quadrant as customers.

Issued on behalf of Spearline by Heneghan

Media Enquiries - Spearline
Nigel Heneghan + 353 86 258 7206 / 
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8x8, Inc. Contacts:
John Sun, 1-408-692-7054 
Investor Relations:
Kate Patterson, 1-408-763-8175 

About Spearline

Spearline is a leading global provider of communication testing technologies founded in 2003 by
Kevin Buckley and Matthew Lawlor. It is headquartered in Skibbereen Co. Cork and currently
employs over 200 people worldwide. The company has locations in Cork and Waterford, along with
Ahmedabad, India and has ranked in the Deloitte Fast 50 Technology Awards for nine years running.
The company offers communications-testing and monitoring at scale, enabling businesses to
understand the customer call experience encompassing 81 countries, 173 POPs (points of presence)
and 250 carriers. For more information, please visit