Primus Australia Will Expand Its Broadband Network

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Primus Australia today announced it has commenced the roll-out of 100 additional DSLAMs over the next six months to augment and expand its existing national broadband telecommunications network.

This investment is a vote of confidence in fair and balanced competition policy and regulatory environment in the Australian telecommunications market. Our new investment solidifies Primus's position as one of the leading infrastructure based operators in Australia.

Primus Australia today announced it has commenced the roll-out of 100 additional DSLAMs over the next six months to augment and expand its existing national broadband telecommunications network.

Primus Australia CEO, Mr Ravi Bhatia said, "This deployment will increase our network reach by over 50 percent. This expansion of Primus infrastructure has been driven purely and simply by customer demand for broadband. Moreover, our infrastructure ownership allows us to guarantee quality and reliability to our customers."

Mr. Bhatia said, "This investment is a vote of confidence in fair and balanced competition policy and regulatory environment in the Australian telecommunications market. Our new investment solidifies Primus's position as one of the leading infrastructure based operators in Australia."

Since beginning operations in Australia in 1995, Primus has continually been at the forefront when it comes to investing in telecommunications infrastructure. This has provided Primus with the capabilities to offer the broadest possible suite of innovative and competitive broadband plans and home phone products and services at the highest possible quality of service.

About Primus Telecom
Primus Telecom is Australia's fourth largest fixed-line telecommunications carrier. The Company offers a comprehensive range of voice, data, Internet and web hosting products, servicing both residential and business sectors. The Primus network offers nationwide coverage through its own backbone network with facilities in 66 cities across Australia. The network enables the Company to provide nationwide long distance services and local call Internet access. Primus operates its own fibre network in the five major capital cities, delivering a range of business direct-connect services including ISDN, frame relay, ATM, telephone line and broadband DSL, as well as telephone line and broadband DSL services direct to residential customers. Global connectivity is provided through an extensive voice, IP, wireless and ATM network operated by the parent company, United States-based Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated (OTCBB: PRTL). Primus Australia news and information are available at the Company's Web site at http://www.primustel.com.au

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