Primus Australia announced today that it has gained full accreditation to deliver fixed-line telephone services to customers on the NBN. Primus Australia, a part of PTGi (Primus Telecommunications Group, Inc. - NYSE:PTGi) is now fully accredited for both broadband and telephone services on the NBN and along with its broadband plans will now develop new voice-only plans as well as a selection of voice and broadband bundles that are specifically suited to fibre customers.
The announcement is another major milestone for Primus Australia as it continues to move forward with its Fibre-To-The Home products and services. Primus Australia already has one of the largest Fibre-To-The-Home customer bases in Australia.
“We understand that customers on the NBN will have varying needs. The fact that we already have a voice network in place with many voice-only customers places us in a unique position to lead the way ensuring that under the NBN, voice consumers are treated fairly and responsibly,” said Primus Australia’s CEO, Tom Mazerski
“Primus Australia will continue to work closely with NBN Co to develop a high quality and affordable NBN voice-only product that can be rolled out across Australia to consumers who only want a voice service. This may include pensioners and lower income earners who can’t afford or don’t need or want an NBN fibre broadband service,” said Mazerski.
Primus Australia plans to shortly begin trialling voice services through the NBN UNI-V ports under a project that aims to supply high quality and affordable voice products and services in all areas across Australia where the NBN fibre network is deployed.
About Primus Australia http://www.primus.com.au
Primus Australia is part of Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated (PTGi) and is one of Australia’s largest telecommunications carriers. It offers a range of Business and Residential data, broadband, VOIP, Mobile, Telephone and Data Centre services Australia wide. The Primus Australia network provides nationwide coverage through its own backbone network with facilities in 66 cities and 286 DSLAM exchanges across Australia. Primus Australia operates its own fibre network in the five major capital cities, delivering a range of business direct-connect services including Hosted IP PBX services, IP, Ethernet, ATM, ISDN, high speed broadband, data centre and inbound and outbound voice services .
About PTGi http://www.ptgi.com
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.