SOURCE: PRIMUS Telecommunications Group, Inc.

Primus Telecommunications Group, Inc.

March 15, 2011 08:00 ET

PTGi's Primus Canada Launches High-Speed Broadband Network for Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses

BEX - BUSINESS ETHERNET XTENDED(SM) Provides Ethernet-in-the-First-Mile Technology to Users

TORONTO--(Marketwire - March 15, 2011) - Primus Telecommunications Canada, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of PTGi (Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated) (OTCBB: PMUG), today announced the availability of BEX - BUSINESS ETHERNET XTENDED, a service that delivers high bandwidth at affordable rates to companies of all sizes. Utilizing Ethernet-in-the-First-Mile protocols, BEX - BUSINESS ETHERNET XTENDED will allow businesses to support Internet-intensive applications and technology and create greater opportunities for efficiency and success.

"Primus Canada is continually looking for ways to offer businesses the most up-to-date and leading-edge technology that will allow them to work more efficiently and effectively," said A.J. Byers, Executive Vice President of Business Services. "Companies are now able to take advantage of increased bandwidth at prices that are more affordable than traditional services."

BEX - BUSINESS ETHERNET XTENDED is delivered over existing infrastructure thus making it an easy and fast deployment for customers. With the rapid migration of voice and computing services to the cloud as the driving force, Primus Canada is providing a symmetrical Internet solution with fibre-like performance and built-in redundancy, at a fraction of the cost. The speeds achieved are sustained by bonding multiple loops thereby increasing reliability and providing users identical upload and download speeds.

By combining BEX - BUSINESS ETHERNET XTENDED with Primus Canada's cloud-based voice and computing platforms, companies can now easily leverage innovative technologies without taking their eye off the ball of running their core business.

Today's announcement underscores PTGi's ongoing commitment to substantially invest in its broadband network infrastructure. With the continuing increase of digital communications and technology-based business transactions, the demand for an infrastructure to support such activities continues to grow. With the launch of Primus Canada's BEX - BUSINESS ETHERNET XTENDED, users are now able to experience better quality, improved support lead time and faster time to resolution.

"PTGi understands the need for small and medium businesses to have a reliable, efficient and high-speed broadband service in our markets around the globe that allows them to focus on carrying out the growing needs of their business without the hassle of unreliable broadband access," said Primus Canada CEO Andrew Day. "This is a cornerstone of our company's ongoing commitment to being a leading provider of advanced communication solutions, including traditional and IP voice and data services."

About Primus Canada's Business Services

Primus Canada's Business Services is a leading national data centre and managed services solutions provider, offering services that include virtual storage and security, disaster recovery and cloud computing, voice, and IP connectivity solutions to more than 60,000 Canadian companies. Primus Business Services owns and manages seven world-class, state-of-the-art data centres across Canada. Global companies are able to take advantage of Primus' international presence with data centres in Australia and Brazil. Primus Business Services is a division of Primus Telecommunications Canada, Inc. Visit for more information.

About PTGi

PTGi (Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated) is a leading provider of advanced communication solutions, including broadband Internet, traditional and IP voice, data, mobile services, collocation, hosting, and outsourced managed services to business and residential customers in the United States, Canada, Australia, and Brazil. Primus is also one of the leading international wholesale service providers to telecommunications carriers worldwide. Primus 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 centers located in Canada, Australia, and Brazil. Founded in 1994, PTGi is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

Contact Information

  • Primus Canada Media Contact:
    Samantha Kemp-Jackson
    APEX Public Relations
    (416) 924-4442 X248

    PTGI Media Contact:
    Mike Houghton
    (703) 799-7383