SOURCE: Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated

	Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated

March 03, 2011 10:44 ET

Primus Introduces New Digital Phone Applications & Services to Puerto Rico

Company Looks to Add More than 50 New Sales Representatives in San Juan to Focus on Puerto Rico Market Delivering One-Stop, Scalable, Digital Phone Service That Eliminates Cost of Owning & Servicing PBXs

MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwire - March 3, 2011) -  Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated (PTGi) (OTCBB: PMUG) -- a global integrated facilities-based provider of advanced communications products and services, announced that its subsidiary Primus Telecommunications, Inc. (Primus) is looking to add more than 50 new sales agents to focus on selling its new digital phone services, including a fully managed hosted PBX (Private Branch Exchange) service to small- and medium-sized businesses.

"Puerto Rico's concentration of numerous small- and medium-sized businesses represents a significant opportunity for Primus to serve a market that has been largely underserved from a telecommunications perspective," said Primus Vice President of Sales Kevin Weber. "This expanding focus on serving the needs of small- and medium-sized businesses is part of Primus' ongoing commitment to being a leading provider of advanced communication solutions, including traditional and IP voice and data services. These services are ideal for businesses with multiple branches, telecommuters or work-at-home employees and high-growth companies that may require a change in office locations as they grow." 

Primus will be hosting a technology event on March 4, 2011 for all existing and potential sales representatives at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino to demonstrate its new products & services. These include its new "plug & play" digital phone service for medium and small businesses as well as it new incoming fax to email service.

Primus' new hosted PBX -- an advanced voice (phone) and data system centralized in a highly reliable data hosting center -- is a turn-key managed solution that delivers all the functionality of a premiere PBX system, but offers more productivity and enhancements without businesses having to invest a lot of money up front as with traditional phone systems. This allows businesses to invest that money in growing and expanding their businesses rather than in a phone system.

Other benefits of using Primus-hosted PBX services are:

  • Voice and Internet services can be consolidated on one high-speed broadband access circuit
  • Services can be used with the existing phones and no hardware purchase
  • Top-ranked Cisco and Polycom VoIP handsets offered with no upfront capital payment
  • One-stop solution that is a fully installed and fully managed service
  • QOS (Quality of service) assurance and Service Level agreement
  • 365x24x7 proactive service monitoring and customer service
  • Business Continuity assurance offers ability to reroute traffic to other numbers
  • Services can be changed or added without costly fees

About PTGi
PTGi is a leading provider of advanced communication solutions, including, traditional and IP voice, data, mobile services, broadband Internet, collocation, hosting, and outsourced managed services to business and residential customers in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Brazil. PTGi is also one of the leading international wholesale service providers to fixed and mobile network operators worldwide. PTGi owns and operates its own global network of next-generation IP soft switches, media gateways, hosted IP/SIP platforms, broadband infrastructure, fiber capacity, and data centres located in Canada, Australia, and Brazil. Founded in 1994, PTGi is headquartered in McLean, Virginia. For more information, visit http://www.ptgi.com.

Contact Information

  • Investor Contact:
    Richard Ramlall
    SVP Corporate Development and Chief Communications Officer
    703-748-8050
    ir@ptgi.com

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    Michael Houghton
    Communicreate
    703-799-7383
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