June 7, 2004
Post Paid and Prepaid Calling Card Services Expand Service Offerings of Canada’s Largest Alternative Communications Carrier
Westborough, MA, June 7, 2004 — Pactolus Communications Software Corporation, a leading provider of SIP-based voice services, today announced that Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc. (Primus Canada), a wholly-owned subsidiary of McLean, Virginia-based Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated (Nasdaq: PRTL), has deployed Pactolus SIPware Post Paid and Prepaid Calling Card services in its extensive Canadian converged network. These service offerings provide TDM-based consumer and business subscribers with prepaid and post paid long distance calling capabilities through the Telica® Plexus™ 9000 media gateway and softswitch.
“Primus Canada has been making a steady investment in converged network elements over the last year and wanted a way to leverage this investment with a commercially proven, industry recognized, SIP-based services architecture that could deliver proven revenue-generating services to our network, said Matt Stein, Vice President, New Technology and Services of Primus Canada. “The Pactolus solution readily integrated with our Telica network elements using SIP, and proved to be highly scalable and customizable to keep pace with our aggressive business model expansion.
Pactolus utilizes SIP, the emerging standard for IP voice services, to deliver IP-based solutions that allow telecommunications carriers and service providers to drive down the cost and accelerate time-to-market of high-value services.
“Primus Canada, one of Canada’s premier service providers, went through an in depth evaluation of various SIP-based approaches and we are pleased they have selected Pactolus as their partner for the deployment of multiple service offerings in their network, said Paul Blondin, Chairman and CEO of Pactolus. “By taking this strategic step with us, they will be able to leverage a highly extensible services architecture that will meet their needs beyond calling card services well into the future.
Pactolus offers a suite of IP voice services for deployment in wireline and wireless carrier networks called SIPware™ Services, built upon the RapidFLEX™ software platform. These services include broadband IP telephony, prepaid calling card, post paid calling card, conference calling (all available with an integrated operator assistance module), voice mail, unified messaging, and SCE-built applications. The RapidFLEX software platform includes an application server, service creation environment (SCE), software-based IP media server, NAT traversal server, element management system, subscriber self-service portals, high availability features, and other components in an open, extensible software framework.