SOURCE: Primus Telecommunications

Primus Telecommunications

March 14, 2011 08:00 ET

Primus Opens New Los Angeles Sales Office to Sell Fully Managed Hosted Private Branch Exchange (PBX) Communications Services for Businesses

One-Stop, Scalable, High-Speed Broadband Solution Eliminates Cost of Owning & Servicing PBXs

MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwire - March 14, 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., has opened its new Los Angeles sales office. The office, located at One Wilshire Boulevard in L.A., will focus on selling fully managed VoIP-hosted PBX (Private Branch Exchange) and data services to small and medium-sized businesses.

"Primus' expansion into the Los Angeles market and focus on serving the needs of small- and medium-sized businesses is part of PTGi's ongoing commitment to being 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 consumers in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Brazil," said PTGi Chairman, President & CEO Peter Aquino.

Primus' hosted VoIP PBX service is an advanced phone and data system that offers a turnkey managed solution for small and medium business customers. The system is designed to deliver the functionality of a premiere PBX system, and at the same time offer more productivity and enhancements at a lower cost. This allows businesses to invest more in running and growing their businesses. In addition, with PTGi's data connections, customers will have options for up to 20 megabits per second for the speed that businesses need in today's workplace.

"This service is ideal for any business including telecommuters or work-at-home employees as well as high-growth companies that may require a change in office locations as they grow," said Primus' President for U.S. Retail Services, Thomas Mazerski. "Because our service is hosted, it allows customers to keep the same phone numbers regardless of their location and the customer can easily add or reduce the number of lines and features depending on their business needs."

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

Mazerski added that by Primus providing 24/7 support, "Companies can focus on their core business instead of devoting resources to maintaining telephony. In addition, customers can order an unlimited international calling feature, including Mexico as well as other international destinations."

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.

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