iPrimus connects the first customer in new release Tasmanian NBN sites

Continues roll-out of its FTTH Services with new “No Worries™” Fibre Plans

iPrimus, a part of Primus Telecommunications Group, Inc. (NYSE: PTGi), today announced that it has successfully connected the first NBN Co customer in Triabunna, Tasmania, the latest area to be lit up by NBN Co as part of its national roll-out program.

The first customer on the NBN in Triabunna - a family of four - commented: “We are really looking forward to the National Broadband Network and to be the first customer in Triabunna is fantastic. I will use the extra speed and download capacity to keep researching my ancestry and I believe that the new service will help with my current connection woes when I am using Skype to talk to friends. I am sure my teenage kids will fully utilise NBN for the important things such as homework, and researching, as well as using it to surf social media sites and watch YouTube clips.”

iPrimus is offering a flexible range of Fibre plans with newly increased data allowances to encourage customers to connect to the National Broadband Network (NBN). This includes the No Worries™ Fibre Max bundled plan with a 200GB monthly data allowance and included calls to standard local, national and Australian mobile numbers.  Primus is also offering standalone broadband plans of up to one terabyte monthly allowance.

New customers to iPrimus’ Max bundle 24 month plans will also be offered half price access fees for the first six months[1]. Additionally, iPrimus customers who have previously signed up to the iPrimus Fibre Max Bundles have automatically been upgraded to the new “No Worries™” plans with data allowances increased to at least 200GB per month.

Today’s announcement is another milestone in Primus Australia’s commitment to the accelerated roll-out of its Fibre-to-Home services and the company will soon be delivering further fixed wireless and satellite services via the NBN when the on-boarding process is complete and services are tested and approved for customers.

Primus has a close working relationship with NBN Co as part of its commitment to deliver high- quality affordable services for its customers across Australia. It was recently announced as the first Retail Service Provider accredited on the NBN B2B system and has been selected as NBN Co’s lead partner in its UNI-V Enhancement Program. This program aims to enable Primus and other service providers to provide a telephony service using the NBN UNI-V port to every home in Australia covered by the NBN fibre rollout, potentially providing quality voice services to millions of Australians nationwide.

Tom Mazerski, Primus CEO, said “Ensuring enhanced and consistent voice quality on the NBN is a key priority for Primus. We have been a carrier of voice traffic in Australia since 1997 and our experience in providing a high quality switched voice network for both consumer and corporate customers puts us in a position to deliver quality voice services to customers on the NBN. In addition, our collaboration with NBN Co on the UNI-V Enhancement Program acknowledges this expertise as we work together to ensure future service delivery excellence of voice services on fibre.”

Ben Salmon, NBN Co General Manager Sales, added “NBN Co welcomes the commencement of high-speed broadband services for the residents and businesses of Triabunna, and we are pleased to see that they will have access to a range of exciting new telephone and internet options.”


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 services across Australia, including data, broadband, VOIP, Mobile, Telephone and Data Centre services. Primus Telecom provides nationwide coverage through a combination of its own and leased network components. Primus Telecom has deployed its own backbone network with facilities in all states and territories, and operates 290+ DSLAM exchanges across Australia. Primus 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. On 16 April 2012, it was announced that M2 Telecommunications Group Ltd (ASX: MTU) had executed an Equity Purchase Agreement to acquire 100% of Primus Telecom Holdings Pty Ltd and its subsidiaries. The transaction is scheduled to complete on 1 June 2012.

About PTGi http://www.ptgi.com

PTGi (Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated) is a leading provider of advanced communication solutions, including broadband Internet, traditional and IP voice, data, mobile services, collocation, hosting, and outsourced managed services to business and residential customers in the United States, Canada, and Australia. PTGi is also one of the leading international wholesale service providers to telecommunications carriers worldwide. 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 centers located in Canada, and Australia. Founded in 1994, PTGi is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

[1] http://www.iprimus.com.au/PrimusWeb/HomeSolutions/FibretotheHome/