Toronto, Canada – (The Hosting News) – June 13, 2006 –
Telecommunications and web hosting provider, PRIMUS Canada, has reported the construction of a local colocation network covering three million households and businesses in five Canadian provinces. The joint endeavour with a Canadian CLEC, uses ADSL2+ technology and is scheduled to be largely complete by the end of June 2006. The company also announced that nearly 1,000 PRIMUS Canada customers are currently receiving the optimized high-speed access as part of a trial at current market rates.
According to the company, the Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line, or ADSL2+, is the next generation of DSL technology (Digital Subscriber Line) allowing more data to be sent over existing copper telephone lines at a faster speed than current DSL services. PRIMUS Canada’s ADSL2+ technology offers Internet access speeds up to of 22 Mbps (Megabits per second) to consumers, compared to other telecommunication and cable companies’ premium-priced products at much slower speeds.
Ted Chislett, President of PRIMUS Canada commented, ”PRIMUS Canada can now offer the fastest download speeds in the country. The speed of our connection, our competitively priced bundles, our rapidly expanding footprint and a wave of innovative ADSL2+ products and applications reaffirms PRIMUS’ position as a true industry innovator.”
By the end of June 2006, PRIMUS Canada anticipates that it will have facilities across Canada, providing enhanced services and capabilities to three million Canadian households. Customers located in the footprint of the colocation network will have download speeds of up to 22 Mbps, enhanced with applications and products such as ipTV (Internet Protocol Television), VoD (Video on Demand) and online gaming.
In the areas served by its local network, PRIMUS, in co-operation with a CLEC, is also introducing enhanced local phone service. Local will be offered features such as PRIMUS’ TalkBroadband VOIP including voicemail to email, call screening, and secure web portal to view call history, configure features, and click to dial. A further option is the ability to choose a secondary number from any of PRIMUS’ 20 calling regions across Canada, providing a virtual presence so family in that area can call without any long distance charges. The Triple Value Bundle consists of Local Phone Service, unlimited features, unlimited Long Distance to Canada and the US, and PRIMUS’ standard high-speed Internet service. The services and features available in the Triple Value Bundle at this price point represent savings for consumers of up to $43 a month compared to the offerings of other major telecommunications and cable companies.
With PRIMUS Canada’s Triple Value Bundle, customers will have access to advanced call features and call management options not previously available on home phone services. These services are not available on a traditional local phone service provided by a telephone company and are superior to the digital voice services offered by other telecommunication and cable companies. Advanced features such as Find Me/Follow Me and Call Treatment based on the caller id are just some of the features that will be made available.
Mr. Chislett continued, ”This level of Internet access speed, advanced features, and savings dramatically improves the user-experience for our customers,” said Chislett. “We’re committed to providing PRIMUS Canada customers with the best possible Internet speeds – and being the leader in delivering innovative services.”
PRIMUS Telecommunications Canada Inc. is an alternative communications carrier in Canada with over 1,000,000 retail customers. The Company offers facilities-based voice, data, e-commerce, web hosting, VOIP and Internet services. PRIMUS Canada has over 60,000 Internet subscribers served by a national network of Internet points-of-presence (POPs) for dedicated and dial-up access. PRIMUS Canada also offers local services to businesses, bundling them with its long distance and Internet services. The Company has a fully redundant and diverse SONET network across Canada, extending from Quebec City to Victoria. PRIMUS Canada’s national network consists of Nortel DMS 500 switches with international connectivity through its parent company’s global network, and ATM and IP nodes at major cities across the country. These network elements provide an integrated and converged backbone for all of PRIMUS Canada’s voice, data, VOIP, Internet and private line services. PRIMUS Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of McLean, Virginia-based PRIMUS Telecommunications Group, Incorporated.
To learn more, please visit: www.primustel.ca.