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Encyclopedia > Primus Telecom
Primus Telecommunications Group, Inc.
Type Public OTCBB (NASDAQPRTL)
Founded 1994
Headquarters McLean, Virginia, USA
Key people K. Paul Singh, Chairman & CEO
Thomas R. Kloster, CFO
Tracy Book Lawson, Principle Accounting Officer
Industry Telecommunications
Products Long Distance Telephony, Wireless, VoIP
Revenue $1.007 billion USD (2006)
Net income $238 million USD (2006)
Employees 2,800 (2006)
Website www.primustel.com

Primus Telecom is a telecommunications provider, founded in 1994 by ex-MCI executives. The company is listed on the OTCBB (Nasdaq: PRTL) with world headquarters in Fairfax County, and with subsidiaries in Australia, Canada, Japan, India, Brazil, UK and other countries making a substantial portion of its revenue. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The OTC Bulletin Board is a stock market for companies to list shares which either do not meet the capitalization, ownership, or other requirements of major stock exchanges, or for companies who do not choose to have their shares listed on such exchanges. ... NASDAQ in Times Square, New York City. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Boundaries of the McLean CDP as of 2003. ... Telecommunication involves the transmission of signals over a distance for the purpose of communication. ... For the use of the term in networking, see Wireless networking. ... IP Telephony, also called Internet telephony, is the technology that makes it possible to have a telephone conversation over the Internet or a dedicated Internet Protocol (IP) network instead of dedicated voice transmission lines. ... Look up revenue in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... “USD” redirects here. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Net income is equal to the income that a firm has after subtracting costs and expenses from the total revenue. ... Image File history File links Red_Arrow_Down. ... “USD” redirects here. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about work. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Telecommunication involves the transmission of signals over a distance for the purpose of communication. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... MCIs original corporate logo MCI Communications was an American telecommunications company that was instrumental in legal and regulatory changes that led to the breakup of the AT&T monopoly of American telephony. ... The OTC Bulletin Board is a stock market for companies to list shares which either do not meet the capitalization, ownership, or other requirements of major stock exchanges, or for companies who do not choose to have their shares listed on such exchanges. ... Fairfax County is a county in Northern Virginia, in the United States. ...


As of September 2007, the company's stock had dropped more than 98% from its peak in early 2000,[1] amid declining revenue and accelerating losses.[2],[3] According to the company's SEC filings, "Primus did not maintain effective internal control over financial reporting as of December 31, 2006, due to the material weakness in the Company’s internal control over accounting for income taxes...."[[4]] In 2007, Primus Telecom admitted paying more than $22 million to settle a lawsuit alleging illegal or fraudulent transfers of funds.[5] Primus Telecom has also been named as a defendant in additional federal litigation.[6]


In the United States, Primus Telecom markets its subsidiary Lingo, a Voice over IP product that competes with Vonage. Lingo has been the subject of consumer complaints and negative reviews reporting refusal to honor refunds and deteriorating quality.[7],[8],[9] Lingo is a VoIP (Voice over IP) provider in the United States. ... IP Telephony, also called Internet telephony, is the technology that makes it possible to have a telephone conversation over the Internet or a dedicated Internet Protocol (IP) network instead of dedicated voice transmission lines. ... Vonage Logo until 2006 Vonage (NYSE: VG) (pronounced ) is a publicly-held commercial voice over IP (VoIP) network and SIP company that provides telephone service via a broadband connection (the companys name is a play on their motto Voice-Over-Net-AGE). Vonage promotes itself as Vonage the Broadband...


Starting at the end of 2006, Primus introduced its Prepaid and Postpaid calling plan, called Globetalk. This plan provides low 7.7c/minute rates from the USA to India, and 3.9c/minute within the USA, without the customer having to change their current long distance provider.[10]


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