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Primus Business Services Solution Now Rated "Avaya Compliant"

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Primus Business Services Solution Now Rated "Avaya Compliant"05:59 EDT Wednesday, August 01, 2012Primus SIP Trunking solution is compatible with key Avaya collaborations solutionsOffers flexible, reliable and scalable communication solutions for small to enterprise-sized businesses TORONTO, Aug. 1, 2012 /CNW/ - Primus Business Services, a leading provider of advanced communication solutions and a division of PTGi (Primus Telecommunications Group, Inc.) NYSE:PTGI, announced today that its SIP Trunking solution is now compliant with key collaboration solutions from Avaya, a global provider of business collaboration and communication solutions.The Primus SIP Trunking solution is a powerful tool that allows businesses to transition from traditional telephony products to VoIP. It's ideal for small to mid-sized businesses that have already invested in PBX systems, and now need a customized telephony service that better fits with the scale and scope of their growing company. By connecting to Primus' managed cloud communications network through SIP Trunking, businesses will benefit from optimal scalability, flexibility, reliability and substantial cost savings. With SIP, businesses can quickly react to their evolving needs and benefit from innovative features such as built-in disaster recovery and built-in overflow.The service is now compliance-tested by Avaya for compatibility with Avaya IP Office 8.0; allowing businesses to gain more value and functionality from their unified communications."With our combined national SIP and data access footprints, we're offering Avaya customers more communication choices that are scalable, affordable, and will help extend the investments they've made in their IPBX systems," said Nilpa Srivastava, VP, Advanced Communication Solutions, Primus Business Services.Primus Business Services is a Technology Partner in the Avaya DevConnect program—an initiative to develop, market and sell innovative third-party products that interoperate with Avaya technology and extend the value of a company's investment in its network.As a Technology Partner, Primus Business Services is eligible to submit products for compliance testing by the Avaya Solution Interoperability and Test Lab. There, a team of Avaya engineers develops a comprehensive test plan for each application to verify whether it is Avaya compatible. Doing so enables businesses to confidently add best-in-class capabilities to their network without having to replace their existing infrastructure—speeding deployment of new applications and reducing both network complexity and implementation costs."With the support of Avaya Technology Partners like Primus Business Services, our customers are able to benefit from innovative cloud-based solutions that support their changing business needs," said Eric Rossman, Vice President of Developer Relations for Avaya. "Primus' SIP Trunking solution provides a comprehensive and secure platform that works with Avaya's infrastructure to deliver high-quality, cost-effective communications."To learn more about Primus SIP Trunking solutions, go to primus.ca/SIP.About AvayaAvaya is a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions, providing unified communications, contact centers, networking and related services to companies of all sizes around the world. For more information please visit www.avaya.com. For more information on the Avaya DevConnect program, visit www.avaya.com/devconnect.About Primus Business ServicesPrimus Business Services is a national leader in advanced communication solutions and data centre technology, providing a comprehensive portfolio of infrastructure and managed solutions that deliver reliability, security and compliance to meet the needs of Canadian Businesses. Primus Business Services owns and manages eight state-of-the-art, highly reliable, SSAE-16 certified data centres across Canada. Primus Business Services is a division of Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc., a subsidiary of PTGi. Visit www.primuspbs.ca for more information.About PTGiPTGi (Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated) 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 and Canada. PTGi is also one of the leading international wholesale service providers to fixed and mobile network operators 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. Founded in 1994, PTGi is headquartered in McLean, Virginia. SOURCE: Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc.For further information: Media Inquiries:      Denise Gagnon - APEX PR 416-934-2102 dgagnon@apexpr.com Media Inquiries:  DevConnect PR 908-953-6432 devconnectpr@avaya.com  PTGi Media Contact: Mike Houghton, mhoughton@ptgi.com (703) 799-7383