SOURCE: PRIMUS Telecommunications Group, Incorporated

Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated

May 23, 2011 08:01 ET

PTGi ICS Launches thexchange(SM) 2.0 -- Enhanced Platform for Fixed & Mobile Network Operators to Trade Wholesale Minutes

thexchange 2.0 Consolidates and Enhances Features to Ease the Way Companies Buy and Sell Wholesale Traffic

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - May 23, 2011) - Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated, PTGi (Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated) (OTCBB: PMUG), through its wholesale operations PTGi International Carrier Services (ICS), announces the launch of thexchange(SM) version 2.0, the new and improved exchange platform for trading wholesale minutes. The new platform leverages market data and feedback collected by thexchange users, as well as data collected from observing general day-to-day issues associated with how companies buy and sell wholesale traffic on thexchange.

thexchange 2.0 provides an enhanced, easy-to-navigate, user interface that guides members through the buying and selling process by prioritizing activities. Starting with a new home page, members of thexchange will be able to see new revenue-making opportunities for their buying and selling trading activities. Users of thexchange can then use the new "MyRoutes" tool that consolidates MarketView(SM), order history and the legacy trading floor into one interface with shopping cart functionality. By creating an intuitive, consolidated user interface, the thexchange 2.0 platform provides one view for its users to access the trading floor, place orders and look at real-time MarketView data.

"We have spent the better part of the past year creating an updated and more user-friendly interface to the platform to ensure not only a better look and feel, but to enhance and leverage the cutting edge technology of thexchange to optimize our users' experience," says John Melick, President of PTGi International Carrier Services. "Our development team has consolidated existing features, and added new functions like our shopping cart, while bringing it all together in a refreshed UI that allows users to more easily see what orders they have, create new orders, compare against real-time data and make changes in an effort to increase revenue and margin opportunities."

thexchange 2.0 provides two main views for its users: a traditional A-Z carrier rate list with search capabilities, based on quality statistics such as Answer Seizure Ratio (ASR) and Answer Call Duration (ACD); and a view which provides specific trunk group and active rate data. Users can select the routes and associated rates, regardless of a specific code definition, through an added 'shopping cart' feature and then 'check-out' all selections simultaneously for ease of use. The platform enables users to update and cancel rates with 'one-click' and launches an alert window with associated default rates to ensure accurate selection. The enhanced features and rate selection process guarantees a more streamlined activity log that helps to eliminate disputes and enables defensive pricing strategies.

For more information about thexchange version 2.0, visit trading.thexchange.com. PTGi ICS will be exhibiting at ITW 2011 and will provide live demonstrations of the thexchange version 2.0 throughout the three-day event at booth #581. To schedule a demonstration or to meet with the PTGi ICS team, email icsmarketing@ptgi.com.

About PTGi ICS
PTGi International Carrier Services is one of the leading international wholesale service providers to fixed and mobile network operators worldwide. In February 2011, PTGi acquired Arbinet Corporation, a leading provider of international voice and IP solutions to carriers and service providers globally. With more than 1,100 carriers across the world connected to its network, PTGi ICS combines global scale with sophisticated platform intelligence, call routing and industry leading credit management and settlement capabilities. Customers and suppliers include many leading fixed line, mobile, wholesale and VoIP carriers as well as calling card, ISPs and content providers around the world who buy and sell voice and IP telecommunications capacity and content.

About PTGi
Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated (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 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.

Contact Information

  • PTGi ICS Contact:

    Ilissa Miller
    Jaymie Scotto Associates
    1.866.695.3629
    Email Contact

    PTGi Contact:

    Michael Houghton
    703-799-7383
    Email Contact