Toronto, Canada – (The Hosting News) – July 10, 2006 –
Telecommunications and web hosting provider, Primus Canada, will partner with Canoe Network, to provide Primus high-speed and dial-up Internet customers with content, in a newly co-branded web portal.
Primus Canada customers may access www.myprimus.ca for the latest in news, sports, entertainment, travel, technology, health and gaming. The relationship is anticipated to provide customers with enhanced interactive opportunities and immediate access to Primus’ Web Mail and E-care account management.
Rob Warden, Vice President, Residential Marketing of Primus Canada explained, ”An alliance with the CANOE Network means enhanced service and increased access to information and resources that are important to PRIMUS Canada residential customers. This opportunity allows us to offer premium Canadian-oriented content and provides an additional and important touch point with our customers.”
Jose Leal, Vice President and General Manager at Canoe added, ”We are pleased to be working with PRIMUS Canada, a relationship that will not only drive new visitors to the Canoe Network, but will offer current users valuable Primus offerings. Canoe is committed to providing deep, rich and timely content and we welcome Primus Canada customers to explore our information, tools and resources.”
The co-branded content portal will allow customers to have a single point of access to manage their Primus account, e-mail within a web interface, and tap into a wealth of Canadian and worldwide online content. The Canoe site was developed to include video, print and interactive content including classifieds, personal video and picture galleries, as well as e-commerce sites such as Jobboom.ca, Autonet.ca and ClassifiedExtra.ca.
Canoe Inc. is an integrated company offering various services such as e-commerce, information, communication and consulting in information technology. Canoe Inc. owns the Canoe Network, which includes Canoe.ca. The network totals nearly 6.44 million unique on-line visitors per month (source: comScore MediaMetrix May 2006). CANOE Inc. also offers on-line e-commerce services in the fields of employment: Jobboom.com; automobiles: Autonet.ca; personals: Flirt.canoe.ca and; and classifieds: ClassifiedExtra.ca.
The Canoe team comprises more than 100 highly qualified experts and is constantly on the forefront of new information and communication technologies. Editions Jobboom is Quebec’s undisputed leader in employment and career publishing and Progisia Informatique offers consulting services such as e-commerce, outsourcing, integration and secure transaction environments. Canoe recently celebrated its 10th anniversary as Canada’s leading destination for online information.
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 about Canoe Network, please visit: www.canoe.ca.
For more information about Primus, please visit: www.primustel.ca.