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.
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:
APEX Public Relations
PTGI Media Contact:
SVP Corporate Development and Chief Communications Officer