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Primus Achieves Platinum Level as Polycom Partner for the Third Year in a Row

Primus continues its expertise in implementing unified communications and collaboration solutions in complex customer environments

TORONTO, NOV 9, 2015 – Primus Telecommunications Canada (Primus), the largest national independent telecommunications provider in Canada, today announced it has been named a Platinum Level Polycom Partner by Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM). This is the third consecutive year that Primus has been a Polycom Platinum Partner. Organizations seeking to invest and implement world-class collaboration solutions can continue to turn to Primus for advanced capabilities that enable small and mid-sized businesses (SMB’s) to gain a competitive edge in Canada and on a global stage.

Polycom’s Global Partner Program emphasizes skills development, specialization, and other value added activities. The Platinum Level indicates that Primus has invested and enhanced its technical expertise and go-to-market offerings. In accordance with the program’s exacting standards, Primus has continued to demonstrate the expertise in assessing, developing, installing and delivering ongoing support in a variety of customer environments across numerous industries.

“Primus is committed to meeting the increasingly sophisticated telecommunications needs of our customers,” said Brad Fisher, Senior Vice President and Product Strategy Leader at Primus. “Being a long-term Platinum Polycom Partner is an important part of our efforts to be a trusted advisor to our customers. In addition to our ongoing investments as a Platinum Level Polycom Partner, we continue to strengthen our commitment to providing not only the most advanced products and technology, but a full suite of end-to-end telecommunications services that today's businesses have come to expect.”

“Polycom Global Partner Program gives customers the confidence that, by choosing Primus and Polycom, they’re selecting a world-class team that will address their total communication and collaboration needs, which is important given today’s increasingly competitive marketplace,” said Shawn Puddester, Vice President, North America Sales, Global Cloud & Service Provider Solutions.

About Polycom’s Global Partner Program
Polycom’s Global Partner Program emphasizes skills development, specialization, and other value added activities. Platinum partners have the required training and technical background to deploy the full breadth of Polycom solutions and implementation of the unified collaborative communications solution for your business. They have proven their knowledge and skills in Polycom products as well expertise in designing and implementing standard network infrastructure technologies to create a seamless conferencing environment. To achieve platinum status, Polycom partners must meet a rigorous set of requirements surrounding including converged voice, video and network solutions including enterprise networking environments, end-user training, customer satisfaction, and superior sales & service support.

About Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc.
Primus is the largest national independent telecommunications service provider in Canada. Primus offers a wide selection of consumer and business telecommunications services available nationwide including Home Phone, Internet, Long Distance, VoIP, Enterprise IP Voice Solutions, Hosted Phone Systems, (Hosted PBX), Dedicated Data Access and IP connectivity solutions. In the United States, Primus provides reliable and affordable digital home phone (VoIP) service under the Lingo brand. Primus was founded in 1997 and has over 600 employees located in offices across Canada including Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, London and Edmundston. For further information, visit primus.ca.

For further information please contact:
Denise Gagnon
Broad Reach Communications