June 17, 2008 09:30 ET

Primus and The Canadian Real Estate Association Renew Partnership users benefit from improved speed and reliability

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 17, 2008) -

Attention: News, Technology and Business Reporters and Editors

Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc., today announced an extended three year contract with The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) to host and provide managed services for, one of the busiest websites in Canada with more than four million unique visitors every month. Agents and customers visiting the website will continue to experience fast response rates and near 100 per cent up time.

As part of the agreement users will continue to benefit from increased reliability through a more robust, industry leading infrastructure. Primus will host the site across two of its Internet Data Centres.

"Our clients look to us to help with their core business," said A.J. Byers, senior vice president of Primus Business Services. "Primus looks forward to continuing to support The Canadian Real Estate Association to enhance the user experience for visitors to the website."

CREA will draw upon Primus' managed services which include its Internet Data Centres, 24/7 technical support teams, and extensive server and network management expertise. With managed network management, Primus undertakes's server load balancing, server and network monitoring, and managed firewall and VPN services, so CREA can focus its resources on serving the needs of agents and customers.

"The renewed contract makes it possible for us to concentrate on providing accurate and comprehensive information to our members." said Dan Gies, MLS® & Technology Chair from the CREA. "Given the complexities of our website infrastructure, and our requirement for the site to be available near 100 percent of the time, I've been very happy with the reliability of Primus' Internet Data Centres, the managed service team, and its flexible contracts that satisfy our growth."

By leveraging multiple Primus' Data Centres, Primus can ensure back up of all critical data for redundancy in case of natural disasters. Managed network services ensure seamless user visibility for Canada's largest industry trade association which represents more than 94,000 real estate brokers, agents and salespeople who work through more than 100 real estate boards and associations. Since February 2008, the and French websites had more than four million unique visitors each month, resulting in over 12 million visits to the and websites each month when repeat visits are included.

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, London and Edmonton.

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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