Primus Expands Its Broadband and Voice Network for Consumers and Businesses

Canada's leading alternative communications company announces network expansion in GTA

TORONTO, May 6, 2013 /CNW/ - Consumers and businesses in Ontario now have more choice as Primus Canada (Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc.), a wholly-owned subsidiary of PTGi (Primus Telecommunications Group, Inc.) (NYSE:PTGI), today announced the expansion of its broadband and voice network to nine communities around the Greater Toronto Area including Mississauga, Unionville, Aurora, Maple, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Thornhill and Woodbridge. The expansion will be rolled out over the next two months and represents a greater than 15% increase in serviceable homes and businesses on the Primus network which currently spans 15 major Canadian markets.

The initiative is part of Primus' strategy to bring more choice, value and connectivity to Canadian consumers and businesses. With today's announcement, unlimited high speed Internet, up to 16Mbps, and traditional phone service with unique features are now available in these areas at affordable prices. Businesses can also take advantage of unlimited high speed Internet or Primus Business Ethernet services.

"Primus Canada's network expansion means that more than 3.5 million households and businesses across Canada can be directly served by the Primus network and access our full range of services at competitive prices," says Matt Stein, Chief Technology Officer at Primus Canada. "Primus is proud to provide Canadians with a real alternative for all their telecommunications needs, instead of simply re-selling the incumbent providers' services. Without needing to rely on the networks of local phone and cable companies, we're able to differentiate our services, and at lower costs, to deliver a stronger value proposition to our customers."

For the introductory price of only $34.95 per month, Primus residential customers can bundle Unlimited High Speed Internet and Traditional Home Phone service that includes exclusive features such as Telemarketing Guard™ which allows customers to automatically block or manage unwanted calls from frequent mass telemarketers according to their preferences.  Businesses can take advantage of reliable business phone services as well as unlimited high speed Internet and dedicated business Ethernet solutions for enterprise-level connectivity.

For more information on Primus services, please visit primus.ca.

About Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc.
Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc. is the largest alternative telecommunications service provider in Canada. Primus Canada offers a wide selection of consumer and business telecommunications services available nationwide including Home Phone, Internet, Long Distance, VoIP, Enterprise IP Voice Solutions, Hosted Phone Systems (Hosted PBX), Access and IP connectivity solutions. Primus Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of McLean, Virginia-based Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated (NYSE: PTGI). Additional information is available at primus.ca.

About PTGi
PTGi (Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated) is a leading provider of advanced communication solutions, including traditional and IP voice, data, mobile services, broadband Internet, metro fiber and Carrier Ethernet to business and residential customers in Canada and the United States. 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, and fiber capacity in Canada. Founded in 1994, PTGi is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

SOURCE: Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc.

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For further information or to request an interview, please contact: 

Primus Canada Media Contact:
Jennifer Stein
APEX Public Relations
jstein@apexpr.com
(416) 934-2111

PTGI Media Contact:
Richard Ramlall
SVP Corporate Development and Chief Communications Officer
ir@ptgi.com
(703) 748-8050