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Press Release -- June 29th, 2011
Source: Telx Group
Tags: Ethernet, Exchange, VoIP

PTGi International Carrier Services Joins Telx Ethernet Exchange

Global Voice and IP Communications Provider Leverages Telx’s 60 Hudson St. New York Data Center to Simplify Access for its Metro New York Area Customers

Telecom Exchange – New York, NY (June 29, 2011) – Telx®, a leading interconnection and data center provider in strategic North American markets, today announced that PTGi International Carrier Services (ICS), the wholesale operations unit of PTGi (Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated) – OTCBB: PMUG, has joined the Telx Ethernet Exchange. PTGi ICS will leverage the facility-neutral Ethernet Exchange to enable fast and cost-effective access to PTGi’s data services platform.

“PTGi has been a long-standing Interconnection Center customer of Telx, and we see the Ethernet Exchange as an additional way for Telx customers in the New York Metro area to reach both our data services platform as well as  thexchangeSM to buy and sell VoIP termination,” said John Melick, President of PTGi International Carrier Services. 

“Our data services platform offers optimized Internet solutions that simplifies IP transit supplier management offering one connection to access multiple ISPs simultaneously,” adds Ian Campbell, Director Product Management & Product Development at PTGi.  “With the Telx Ethernet Exchange, now we can eliminate the need for a local loop, and provide connectivity not only from Telx’s 60 Hudson Street facility but their 111 8th Avenue and Clifton, NJ facilities as well, providing enhanced cost savings with an increased speed of deployment.”

PTGi delivers innovative voice and IP solutions that assist communications companies in creating efficient and valuable global interconnections. Through the Telx Ethernet Exchange, PTGi can distribute their product set while offering greater connectivity to customers in the New York Metro area that require secure, flexible and cost-effective Internet and Voice over IP services.

“The Telx Ethernet Exchange is a growing community of global and U.S.-based carriers, service providers and Enterprise data networks. Ethernet Exchange members like PTGi can leverage our technology to accelerate growth and distribute their advanced IP solutions quickly and cost effectively,” said Glenn Calafati, Vice President of Interconnection Center services for Telx. “The Telx Ethernet Exchange is the right choice in the seamless, strategic delivery of advanced IP services.”

About PTGi ICS

PTGi International Carrier Services is one of the leading international wholesale service providers to fixed and mobile network operators worldwide. In February 2011, PTGi acquired Arbinet Corporation, a leading provider of international voice and IP solutions to carriers and service providers globally.  With more than 1,100 carriers across the world connected to its network, PTGi ICS combines global scale with sophisticated platform intelligence, call routing and industry leading credit management and settlement capabilities.  Customers and suppliers include many leading fixed line, mobile, wholesale and VoIP carriers as well as calling card, ISPs and content providers around the world who buy and sell voice and IP telecommunications capacity and content. 

About PTGi

Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated (PTGi) 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, Canada, Australia, and Brazil.  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 centres located in Canada, Australia, and Brazil. Founded in 1994, PTGi is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

About the Telx Ethernet Exchange

Winner of the 2010 INTERNET TELEPHONY® Product of the Year and Unified Communications Magazine’s Product of the Year Awards, The Telx Ethernet Exchange provides a more efficient and simplified method of interconnecting service provider networks on a one-to-many basis. The Telx Ethernet Exchange is powered by the 6.4 TB/s capable Cisco ASR 9000 hardware platform and the modular Cisco IOS® XR software operating system, simplifying network operations for Ethernet wholesale service providers and Enterprise customers while enabling comprehensive system redundancy and network resiliency. To read more about how Telx helps carriers and services providers extend the reach of their networks, register to read this white paper on Ethernet Exchanges.

About Telx

Telx is a leading provider of interconnection and data center services in strategic, high demand North American markets.  With 15 premier facilities, Telx increases speed to market and reduces connectivity costs by providing direct connections to a community of the industry’s highest performance networks and access to 900+ customers, including leading telecommunications carriers, ISPs, cloud providers, content providers and enterprises. Telx is a privately held company headquartered in New York City with four facilities in the New York Metro area, two facilities in Chicago, two facilities in Dallas, three facilities in California, (Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Santa Clara) and facilities in Atlanta, Miami, Phoenix and Charlotte, N.C. For more information about Telx, visit To become a fan of Telx on Facebook, go to


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