February 27, 2008 10:30 ET

London, Ontario Businesses Benefit From New Primus Internet Data Centre

Information Technology Infrastructure Assures 100% Uptime Allowing Businesses to Concentrate on Core Competencies

LONDON, ON--(Marketwire - February 27, 2008) - Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc. (Primus Canada) today announced the opening of a new state-of-the-art Internet Data Centre (IDC) in London, Ontario. The new facility houses and manages mission critical computer server hardware and software assets and addresses a demand from local small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) for better IT support.

Small businesses with fewer than 100 employees and medium-sized firms that have between 100 and 500 employees make up 97.7 per cent of businesses in Canada. To address common challenges faced by SMBs, such as lack of resources to dedicate to IT staff and infrastructure, Primus' London IDC provides a cost-effective, secure, safe and reliable location to house IT infrastructure.

"Primus customers across the country have told us they want locally based solutions to their IT needs," said A.J. Byers, Senior Vice President, Primus Business Services. "This new IDC in London allows small- and medium-sized businesses across southwestern Ontario to become more productive and focus on their specialized business operations so they can in turn innovate more aggressively."

According to the London Economic Development Corporation (LEDC), Primus's new facility offers local and regional businesses options for a local IDC that serves London's growing technology and business sectors. By easing the significant up-front cost for technology investment and providing critical IT solutions, the alternative offered by Primus allows SMBs to focus on their core business functions.

"This new facility demonstrates Primus's commitment to the London market and is a very positive indication of the growth of the small- and medium-sized business sector in London," said Peter White, President and CEO, LEDC. "We look forward to working with Primus in its support of London businesses."

The first phase of the new 22,000 square foot Class-A data centre includes 3,500 square feet of raised floor area. Located in an unmarked location with a single secure entrance, the IDC offers protection for servers allowing for maximized up time during a power failure using redundant Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), and a backup diesel generator.

"Our global multimedia company offers a high degree of engineering in the multimedia products we offer," said Geoff Wagget, Vice President, Operations, for EK3, a global multimedia company based in London, Ontario. "Without proper network fail-safe infrastructure like what Primus is offering, we cannot deliver our solutions. Primus's superior value-added services such as higher security, redundant transmission links, environmental controls and power failure backup systems put us in a class above our competition to provide reliability in our solutions."

The facility offers industry leading managed services, fire suppression, enhanced power management and disaster recovery systems. A state-of-the-art cooling system with full redundancy ensures guaranteed climate control for high density servers available today and in the future.

About Primus Business Services

Primus Business Services is a leading provider of advanced voice communications, data centre infrastructure and managed information technology (IT) solutions to the small- and medium-sized business market. Its dedicated group of certified technicians, system administrators and network engineers deliver and support innovative solutions for over 45,000 businesses. As a division of Primus Canada, Primus Business Services leverages a national network for voice and data services, and a world-class telecom infrastructure. Primus Business Services operates Internet Data Centres in Vancouver, Ottawa, Toronto and London.

About PRIMUS Canada

Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc. is the largest alternative communications carrier in Canada. The Company offers facilities-based voice, data, e-commerce, Web hosting, VoIP and broadband Internet services utilizing ADSL2+ technology. Primus Canada's national network consists of nationwide switches with international connectivity through its parent company's global network, ATM and IP nodes, and colocation facilities at major cities across the country. Primus Canada is also one of Canada's largest MVNO's (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) offering Primus Wireless service. Primus Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of McLean, Virginia-based Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated (OTCBB: PRTL). Primus Canada news and information are available at the Company's Web site at

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