Primus Telecom launches NBN broadband services for the next generation in Tasmania

Announces competitive NBN Tasmania Plans and Pricing

Primus Telecom today announced the launch of it services on the National Broadband Network (NBN) in selected regional towns in Tasmania. Primus Telecom is one of only a few Retail Service Providers to offer Fibre to the Home (FTTH) services to the regional towns that are part of NBN Tasmania’s initial roll-out. They include Smithton, Scottsdale and Midway Point.

Primus CEO Ravi Bhatia said: “We are thrilled to be one of the first ISPs to provide state-of-the-art communications in Tasmania through the NBN. We’re particularly excited that our customers will have access to a wide range of new capabilities and advanced services using this new generation high-speed fibre to the home (FTTH) network. This is a key milestone in Australian communications history and we are proud to be part of it.”

Primus is offering residential and business customers broadband services for the next generation, including streaming ABC i-View and advanced corporate voice offerings, including Primus Telecom’s new Accella VoIP product and future High-Definition video and movies on demand services.

“Fibre-to-the-Home services have arrived in Australia, bringing the future of internet services to homes and businesses via NBN Tasmania. This is the first opportunity for many of these customers to receive an internet experience of the future, incorporating richer media, high-definition video, Internet Television (IPTV) and other advanced services.” said Ravi Bhatia.

Primus’ standard NBN Tasmania broadband plans start from $39.95 per month when bundled with a phone plan on a 12 or 24-month plan. Telephone plans start from $24.95 per month, with local and national calls included.

The iPrimus Max FTTH plan is available half price for the first six months and includes local, national and mobile calls# as well as high speed broadband for $44.97 per month for the first six months. Line rental is included on this 24 month plan and the set-up and a wireless router are free of charge^, representing great value for residents in Smithton, Scottsdale and Midway Point.

Primus anticipates that over the next few years the provision of high speed services in Tasmania will lead to the development of new high tech service industries and highly skilled and well paid technology related jobs in Tasmania.

iPrimus General Manager, Marketing & Products, Andrew Sims said: “It’s a great opportunity for broadband users in these towns to experience broadband for the next generation at lightening speeds. Previously, they would have missed out on competitive broadband and telephone offerings due to being outside metropolitan areas. These plans bring real competition for broadband services to these areas.”

* 5GB available peak (10am to 2am) and 10GB off peak (2am to 10am). Speed limited for balance of month after data allowance (either peak or off peak) is reached. Not available in all areas or to all homes. Early exit fee applies. Direct debit only.

# Subject to business rules.

^ $9.95 P+H fee applies.


About iPrimus
iPrimus is the residential services division of Primus Telecom, one of Australia’s largesttelecommunications carriers offering a comprehensive range of high speed broadband, data, Internet, web hosting and voice products, servicing bothbusiness and residential sectors.  The Primus network provides nationwide coverage through its own backbone network with facilities in 66 cities and 286 DSLAM exchanges across Australia.  The network enables the Company to provide nationwide long distance services and local call Internet access.  Primus operates its own fibre network in the five major capital cities, delivering a range of business direct-connect services including high speed Ethernet, Private IP, Hosted PBX, ISDN, Data Centre, Managed Services, Mobile Voice and Data, telephone line and broadband DSL, as well as telephone line and broadband DSL services direct to residential customers.

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