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Canadian SMBs to Experience Dramatic Transformation with New Carrier Ethernet Technology

Primus Satisfies Need for Speed and Reliability to Help Canadian Companies Compete Globally

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 02/12/14 -- Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc. (Primus) is the first national Canadian full service provider and the 10th company in North America to achieve Carrier Ethernet (CE) 2.0 certification by the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF). Joining the ranks of telecom industry pioneers Comcast and Time Warner Cable, as well as a select few nimble service providers, Primus will use this new technology to enable small and medium sized companies to compete more effectively with businesses of all sizes nationally and globally.

Since its invention in the 1970s, Ethernet has been one of the most significant innovations for businesses of all sizes. It has evolved from Local Area Networks (that connect computers in a limited area such as an office building) to Metro Area Networks (that connect networks that are geographically separated but in the same city) and now to Carrier Ethernet (that connect service providers across the country and around the world) in order to deliver one unified solution to customers.

"Although Carrier Ethernet was designed for large companies, many small and medium-sized business leaders across the country have told us they have the same growing needs for speed and Carrier Ethernet technology," explains Nilpa Srivastava, VP, Primus Business Services. "So we responded by investing in CE 2.0 technology to help their IT leaders focus on growing their business instead of on the complexities of weaving together a national or global network. Now these companies will have access to world-class services that were previously only available to large organizations such as banks and the federal government."

With CE 2.0, Canadian businesses can experience the many benefits of network consolidation, including the elimination of separate voice, video, data and Internet network connections, while being able to manage network performance and quality of service like never before. The bottom line is that with CE 2.0, Canadian businesses of all sizes will now have greater control managing their network while realizing cost savings as circuits are consolidated and companies shift to centralized (vs. localized) management. In doing so, they will have peace of mind knowing they are using a premium quality service that meets the highest level of global standards.

"We congratulate Primus on being the first national Canadian telecom service provider to achieve CE 2.0 certification. CE 2.0 means that Primus can offer their business customers multiple classes of service, greater manageability and easier interconnects across the country," says Nan Chen, president, MEF. "This CE 2.0 certification not only demonstrates Primus' role as an industry leader, it also showcases their commitment to help companies across Canada overcome critical infrastructure challenges and gain access to world-class connectivity."

Affordable access to speed, quality of service, and scalability will allow Canadian companies to more effectively compete and succeed regionally, nationally and globally.

"The entire Canadian economy is being transformed by Internet-delivered cloud computing services that allow small to medium-sized businesses access to increasingly capable technology at manageable prices," explains Michael O'Neil, Principal Analyst, InsightaaS.com. "Our research suggests that cloud infrastructure will shift from less than 10% of Canadian IT spending in 2013 to over 50% by 2020. However, to capitalize on this market transformation and to level the competitive playing field, small to medium-sized businesses need access to fast, reliable and affordable Internet services -- which carrier-grade Ethernet now provides."

About Primus' Carrier Ethernet

Primus' Carrier Ethernet is a MEF 2.0 certified, carrier-class network service that enables point-to-point and multipoint connectivity, standardized Multi-CoS with application-oriented CoS performance objectives and various service metrics. Carrier Ethernet provides highly transparent layer 2 connectivity through private line or virtual private services, supporting various bandwidth options, network topology, and quality of service per connection. Enabling a business with a carrier-grade Ethernet service will ensure its network management teams have a high degree of control and visibility into the operation of their network. Primus' Carrier Ethernet is fully certified by the Metro Ethernet Forum as a CE 2.0 service and delivers an industry-leading customer experience over various dimensions and is backed by an enterprise SLA. Primus Carrier Ethernet is immediately available for nationwide implementation and comes available in 2 versions of point-to-point services, EPL and EVPL, or in 2 versions of multi-location wide area network configuration, EP-LAN and EVP-LAN.

About Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc.

Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc. is the largest alternative telecommunications service provider in Canada. Primus 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, Dedicated Internet Access and IP connectivity solutions. In the United States, Primus provides reliable and affordable digital home phone (VoIP) service under the Lingo brand. Primus Canada was founded in 1997 and has over 600 employees located in offices across Canada including Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, London and Edmundston. For further information, visit primus.ca/business.

About the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF)

The MEF is a global industry alliance comprising more than 210 organizations including telecommunications service providers, cable MSOs, network equipment/software manufacturers, semiconductors vendors and testing organizations. The MEF's mission is to accelerate the worldwide adoption of Carrier-class Ethernet networks and services. The MEF develops Carrier Ethernet technical specifications and implementation agreements to promote interoperability and deployment of Carrier Ethernet worldwide. For more information about the Forum, including a complete listing of all current MEF members, visit the MEF web site at http://www.metroethernetforum.org.

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