Toronto, April 7, 2011 - Primus Business Services, a division of Primus Canada Inc., today announced it has acquired Unlimitel Inc. Primus Canada Inc. is a subsidiary of Primus Telecommunications Group Inc. (PTGi) -- OTCBB: PMUG.
Unlimitel Inc., in business since 1997, is a technological leader in the area of VoIP and SIP-based products, providing cost-effective retail SIP solutions to business customers across Canada. Unlimitel and Primus have been technology partners for a number of years and will now offer the combined customer base access to additional product offerings and a greater service reach.
"We are very excited about the prospects ahead as we blend the considerable talents and technology of Primus Business Services and Unlimitel Inc.," says AJ Byers, Executive Vice President of Business Services at Primus Canada. "This acquisition aligns with our promise of delivering quality products and services that are reliable, cost-effective and meet the needs of our customers. The bringing together of Primus and Unlimitel complements our SIP strategy and bolsters our portfolio of VoIP solutions, particularly within the fast growing Asterisk customer base."
"The acquisition by Primus Business Services will enhance Unlimitel's services and level of expertise," says Byers. "Primus' proven track record of providing unsurpassed quality and service to its customers will only strengthen our offering. Our customers will now benefit from new product and service initiatives, as well as an expanded service area."
The acquisition will expand Primus' market reach and network footprint to other regions of the country, with a stronger focus in Quebec. Unlimitel Inc. will continue to run as a separate entity of Primus Business Services under the direction of Stephan Monette. The acquisition was completed as of the beginning of March.
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. Primus Business Services is a division of Primus Telecommunications Canada, Inc. Visit www.primuspbs.ca for more information.
About Unlimitel Inc.
Founded in 1997, Unlimitel Inc. delivers robust, cost-effective, and reliable communication solutions to small and medium businesses across Canada. Unlimitel's suite of VoIP services includes an extensive national commercial SIP network, VoIP phone systems, gateways and routers.
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.
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