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Australia’s Government Data Centre Facilities Panel now includes Primus Australia, offering services from its Melbourne facilities



MELBOURNE – 16th November 2011: Primus Australia, a part of PTGi (Primus Telecommunications Group, Inc.)(NYSE: PTGi), today announced it is now on the Federal Government's Data Centre Facilities Panel, offering services from its Melbourne facilities.

“We fully support this significant Federal initiative and are excited to lend our expertise and resources in helping government agencies avoid costs and improve sustainability,” said Primus Australia’s CEO Tom Mazerski. "As a key point of interconnect and carrier services, our Melbourne facility is an integral cornerstone of the telecommunications and data sector and we are pleased to be able to extend our services and capabilities offering to the Federal Government."

The Data Centre Facilities Panel is part of the whole of the Australian Government’s Data Centre Strategy. It provides agencies with an improved means to procure data centre facilities and services. When agencies use the panel to lease a data centre they will reduce procurement costs, streamline contractual arrangements and standardise infrastructure policy.

"We believe being included on the panel reinforces Primus Australia’s long standing as a leader in the IT & Telecommunications sector, and demonstrates our commitment to ongoing sustainable and responsible facilities growth for cloud computing and data storage,” added Matthew Proctor, Primus Australia’s General Manager Data Centre & IT. “Our recent integration of 'green' initiatives, such as cold-aisle containment technology, provides a flexible and expandable capability for the Federal Government and other organisations.”

Primus Australia owns and operates Data Centre and telehousing facilities in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane, providing traditional collocation services as well as an enterprise-grade Cloud Computing platform. Primus' first Data Centre was opened in 2001 and has grown consistently to cater for customer and internal expansion. Significant upgrades were implemented in 2008, 2009 and more recently expansion of its Sydney capabilities in August 2011.

Just last month, Primus Australia announced it has completed the first stage of its fibre network transformation, introducing Optical Transport Network (OTN) capabilities to its existing High Capacity fibre rings in Australia.

In addition, Primus Australia is part of PTGi, whose global, facilities-based network consists of:18 carrier-grade international gateway and domestic switching systems with 500 interconnection points; 11 data centre facilities primarily in Australia and Canada with a twelfth currently under construction in Toronto ; undersea and land-based fibre optic transmission line systems; global VoIP network with interconnections in more than 150 countries; and an extensive DSLAM network in Australia and Canada to provide on-net local and broadband services.

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About Primus Australia - http://www.primus.com.au

Primus Australia is part of Primus Telecommunications Group, Inc. (PTGi) and is one of Australia’s largest telecommunications carriers. It offers a comprehensive range of high speed broadband, data, Internet, data centre and voice products, servicing both business, residential and carrier sectors. 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 IP, Ethernet, ATM, ISDN, high speed broadband, data centre and inbound as well as 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.