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Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated Reports Third Quarter 2012 Results

MCLEAN, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/07/12 -- Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated ("PTGi") (NYSE: PTGI)

  • Q3 Revenue of $63.9MM; Adjusted EBITDA of $10.1MM; Normalized Adjusted EBITDA of $11.1MM
  • Data Center Revenue of $8.5MM, up 10.2%; Adjusted EBITDA of $3.3MM
    • Data Center Business Rebranded BLACKIRON Data with Opening of Toronto DC3
  • North America Telecom Revenue of $55.4MM, Normalized Adjusted EBITDA of $10.5MM, Steady with Prior Run Rate
    • First PTGi Fiber Ring Completed in Ottawa
  • Repurchased Majority of 10% Notes
    • Q3-End Cash Balance of $66.0MM, Net Debt of $52.7MM

Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated ("PTGi") (NYSE: PTGI), a global facilities-based integrated provider of advanced telecommunications products and services, announced results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012.

Peter D. Aquino, Chairman and Chief Executive officer, stated, "Our third quarter results demonstrated continued consistency and operational execution in our two primary segments: 'pure play' data centers, now branded 'BLACKIRON Data,' and North America Telecom. Overall Adjusted EBITDA improved significantly as we are now able to reduce corporate overhead after the sale of Primus Australia in the second quarter. We expect our positive free cash flow profile to continue as we make progress on additional overhead reductions and move more towards success-based capital spends, especially now that our new certified Tier III data center in Toronto opened for business this past August. Our deleveraging effort this past quarter reduced total debt by more than half, cutting interest payments once again from approximately $24 million to $12 million annually. This puts PTGi in a net debt position of only $53 million, a tremendous outcome given where we were just two years ago."

Consolidated Results
Continuing PTGi operations, including Canada and U.S. Retail, are presented below. Results from the Australian operations, as well as from PTGi's International Carrier Services segment are classified as discontinued for all periods presented.

Net revenue was $63.9 million, a decrease of 14.0% from $74.3 million in the third quarter of 2011. The impact of foreign currency was a decrease of $1.0 million. On a constant currency basis, net revenue decreased 12.6%. The primary driver of the decrease in revenue is a decline in local and long distance services.

Net revenue less cost of revenue was $32.4 million, or 50.7% of net revenue, compared to $37.5 million, or 50.5% of net revenue, in the third quarter of 2011. The impact of foreign currency translation was a decrease of $0.5 million. On a constant currency basis, net revenue less cost of revenue decreased primarily due to the decrease in net revenue.

Selling, general and administrative ("SG&A") expense was $23.3 million, or 36.4% of net revenue, compared to $27.2 million, or 36.7% of net revenue in the third quarter of 2011. Excluding $1.0 million of severance and other non-recurring costs, SG&A was $22.3 million, or 34.8% of revenue. The leveraging of SG&A is primarily due to management's focus on reducing overhead to an optimum level to support continuing PTGi operations.

Income from operations was $1.5 million, or 2.3% of revenue, compared to $1.6 million, or 2.1% of revenue in the third quarter of 2011.

Adjusted EBITDA was $10.1 million, or 15.8% of net revenue, compared to $11.0 million, or 14.8% of net revenue, in the third quarter of 2011. Excluding severance and other non-recurring costs, Normalized Adjusted EBITDA was $11.1 million, or 17.4% of net revenue, compared to $10.3 million, or 13.8% of net revenue in the third quarter of 2011. The year-over-year impact of foreign exchange translation was a decrease of $0.2 million. On a constant currency basis, the increase in Normalized Adjusted EBITDA was primarily attributable to decreases in SG&A expenses and greater contribution from growth service offerings.

Net loss was $25.0 million, or $(1.81) per basic and diluted common share, compared to $10.0 million, or $(0.73) per basic and diluted common share, in the third quarter 2011. Third quarter 2012 and 2011 results included losses from the early extinguishment or restructuring of debt of $21.1 million and $6.9 million, respectively. The number of shares outstanding used to calculate basic and diluted earnings per common share in the third quarter of 2012 was 13.9 million, compared to 13.7 million for basic and diluted earnings per common share in the third quarter of 2011.

Segment Results
As a reminder, PTGi is now reporting results from continuing operations in two segments: Data Center, a 'pure-play' data center business highlighting results from the company's 8 state-of-the-art facilities throughout Canada, offering colocation, managed services, and cloud platforms to medium and large enterprises; and North America Telecom, highlighting Primus Canada's competitive telecom suite of voice and data services for consumers and small and medium businesses as well US Retail operations.

Andrew Day, CEO of Primus Canada, stated, "During the third quarter, we continued to execute our strategic plan to invest in and grow our facilities-based data center and fiber revenue streams while maximizing margins from off-net and legacy services. Toronto DC3 opened during the quarter; customers began moving in during Q3 and we have closed additional deals in the fourth quarter. BLACKIRON Data now encompasses 8 data centers and an enhanced cloud platform and is the foundation of our future growth. In North America Telecom, we continue to improve operations and are focused on capturing on-net growth opportunities in consumer and SMB. We completed construction on our Ottawa fiber ring and have provisioned our first customer. We remain focused for the remainder of the year on these strategic priorities."

Data Center

  • Net revenue was $8.5 million, an increase of 10.2% from $7.7 million in the third quarter of 2011. On a constant currency basis, net revenue increased 12.0%. Contributing to the net revenue increase was continued growth in colocation, network connectivity and managed/cloud services.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $3.3 million, an increase of 4.9% from $3.1 million in the third quarter of 2011. On a constant currency basis and excluding operating expenses for Toronto DC3, Adjusted EBITDA growth was in line with the increase in revenue.
  • Capital expenditures were $4.0 million, compared to $2.5 million in the third quarter of 2011, reflecting the construction capital required for the Toronto DC3 facility, as well as other capacity expansion.

North America Telecom

  • Net revenue was $55.4 million, a decrease of 16.5% from $66.4 million in the third quarter of 2011. On a constant currency basis, net revenue decreased 15.2%. The decrease in net revenue is due primarily to declines in local and long distance services.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $9.9 million, a decrease of 9.2% from $10.9 million in the third quarter 2011. Excluding severance and other non-recurring costs, Normalized Adjusted EBITDA was $10.5 million, a 3.4% increase from third quarter 2011 Normalized Adjusted EBITDA of $10.2 million. The increase is primarily attributable to a decrease in SG&A expense resulting from focused cost saving efforts.
  • Capital expenditures were $1.8 million in the third quarter of 2012, compared to $2.0 million in the third quarter of 2011. The expenditures are mainly for expansion of growth services capabilities, customer premise equipment and infrastructure maintenance.

Balance Sheet, Liquidity and Capital Resources
PTGi ended the third quarter 2012 with $66.0 million in cash and cash equivalents, down from $209.7 million at June 30, 2012. Cash was generated during the third quarter in the following amounts: $10.1 million of Adjusted EBITDA and $1.3 million of working capital offset by the usage of $119.0 million for the repurchase of 10% Senior Secured Notes, $10.9 million for the premiums and costs associated with the repurchase of the notes, $5.0 million in interest payments associated with the repurchase of the notes, $13.8 million in dividends paid to stockholders and $6.4 million for capital expenditures. PTGi's long-term debt, including current obligations, as of September 30, 2012 was $118.7 million, down from $249.3 million as of December 31, 2011 due to the repurchase of 10% Senior Secured Notes and the elimination of capital leases for the sold Australia segment.

Capital expenditures were $6.4 million in the third quarter of 2012 compared to $8.9 million in the third quarter of 2011. Excluding discontinued operations, capital expenditures were $5.9 million and $4.6 million in the third quarter of 2012 and 2011, respectively. The increase is primarily due to the construction of Toronto DC3.

Free Cash Flow in the third quarter of 2012 was $1.3 million compared to $2.1 million in the third quarter 2011. Net cash used in operating activities was $7.7 million in the third quarter of 2012 compared to $11.0 million in the third quarter of 2011. The primary contributors to the decrease in free cash flow over the prior year quarter were a $0.9 million decrease in Adjusted EBITDA and a $2.7 million increase in interest paid, partially offset by a $2.5 million decrease in capital expenditures and a $0.3 million increase in working capital over the prior year quarter. PTGi defines Free Cash Flow as net cash provided by operating activities less cash used in the purchase of property and equipment.

Jim Keeley, Chief Financial Officer, stated, "PTGi ended the quarter with $66.0 million in cash, having paid down $119 million of 10% Notes to de-lever our balance sheet and reduce interest expense to approximately $12 million on an annual run rate basis. We now expect our capital program for continuing operations to finish the year slightly below our previous outlook of $26 million, and remain focused on investment in high ROI data center and metro fiber projects in Canada."

Conference Call
The Company will hold a conference call on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 8:30 AM ET. To access the call, please dial 866-305-6438 (toll free) or 706-679-7161 approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the conference call. The conference call will also be broadcast live over the Internet with an accompanying slide presentation, which can be accessed via the Investor Relations section of PTGi's web site at www.ptgi.com. The webcast and slide presentation will be available for replay for 90 days at www.ptgi.com.

A telephonic replay of this conference call will also be available by dialing 855-859-2056 (toll free) or 404-537-3406 (access code: 53849357) from 11:30 AM ET on November 8, 2012 until midnight ET on November 15, 2012.

About PTGi
PTGi (Primus Telecommunications Group, Incorporated) is a leading provider of advanced communication solutions, including, traditional and IP voice, data, mobile services, broadband Internet, colocation, hosting, and outsourced managed services to business and residential customers in the United States and Canada. PTGi is also one of the leading international wholesale service providers to fixed and mobile network operators worldwide. 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 centers located in Canada. Founded in 1994, PTGi is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This release includes certain non-GAAP financial measures as defined under SEC regulations, which include Adjusted EBITDA, Normalized Adjusted EBITDA and Free Cash Flow. As such, they should not be considered as substitutes for the most directly comparable GAAP measures and should not be used in isolation, but in conjunction with these GAAP measures. Definitions and reconciliations between non-GAAP measures and relevant GAAP measures are set forth in the tables at the end of this press release and will be on PTGi's website at investors.ptgi.com simultaneous with the conference call. Additional information regarding the purpose and use for these non-GAAP financial measures is set forth in our Form 8-K disclosing this press release.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains or incorporates a number of "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such statements are based on current expectations, and are not strictly historical statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as "if," "may," "should," "believe," "anticipate," "future," "forward," "potential," "estimate," "opportunity," "goal," "objective," "growth," "outcome," "could," "expect," "intend," "plan," "strategy," "provide," "commitment," "result," "seek," "pursue," "ongoing," "include" or in the negative of such terms or comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements inherently involve certain risks and uncertainties and are not guarantees of performance, results, or the creation of shareholder value, although they are based on our current plans or assessments which we believe to be reasonable as of the date hereof. Factors or risks that could cause our actual results to differ materially from the results we anticipate include, but are not limited to: (i) continuing uncertain global economic conditions; (ii) significant changes in the competitive environment, including as a result of industry consolidation, and the effect of competition in our markets, including our pricing policies; (iii) uncertainties from our announcement of our exploration and evaluation of strategic alternatives that may enhance shareholder value or our ability to complete any transactions arising out of that evaluation, including the pursuit of a divestiture of the International Carrier Services business unit; (iv) our possible inability to generate sufficient liquidity, margins, earnings per share, cash flow and working capital; (v) our ability to attract and retain customers; (vi) our expectations regarding increased competition, pricing pressures and declining usage patterns in our traditional products; (vii) the effectiveness and profitability of our growth products and bundled service offerings, the pace and cost of customer migration onto our networks, and the successful network platform migration to reduce costs and increase efficiencies; (viii) volatility in the volume and mix of trading activity on the Arbinet Exchange; (ix) strengthening of the U.S. dollar against foreign currencies, which may reduce the amount of U.S. dollars generated from foreign operating subsidiaries and adversely affect our ability to service our significant debt obligations and pay corporate expenses; (x) our compliance with complex laws and regulations in the U.S. and internationally; (xi) further changes in the telecommunications industry or the Internet industry, including rapid technological, regulatory and pricing changes in our principal markets; (xii) our liquidity and possible inability to service our substantial indebtedness; (xiii) an occurrence of a default or event of default under our indentures, including PTGi's ability to successfully defend against, and satisfy any liabilities arising out of, the alleged default under the 10% Notes Indenture; (xiv) our expectations regarding the timing, extent and effectiveness of our cost reduction initiatives and management's ability to moderate or control discretionary spending; (xv) management's plans, goals, forecasts, expectations, guidance, objectives, strategies, and timing for future operations, acquisitions, synergies, asset dispositions, fixed asset and goodwill impairment charges, tax and withholding expense, selling, general and administrative expenses, product plans, performance and results; (xvi) management's assessment of market factors and competitive developments, including pricing actions and regulatory rulings; (xvii) our possible inability to raise additional capital when needed, on attractive terms, or at all; and (xviii) our possible inability to hire and retain qualified executive management, sales, technical and other personnel. Many of these factors and risks are more fully described in our annual report, quarterly reports or other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available through our website at www.ptgi.com. Other unknown or unpredictable factors could also affect our business, financial condition and results. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that any of the estimated or projected results will be realized. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which apply only as of the date hereof. Subsequent events and developments may cause our views to change. While we may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, we specifically disclaim any obligation to do so.



               PRIMUS TELECOMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INCORPORATED
              CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
                  (in thousands, except per share amounts)
                                (unaudited)

                                Three       Three       Nine        Nine
                               Months      Months      Months      Months
                                Ended       Ended       Ended       Ended
                              September   September   September   September
                                 30,         30,         30,         30,
                                2012        2011        2012        2011
                             ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------

NET REVENUE                  $   63,911  $   74,308  $  197,301  $  221,500

OPERATING EXPENSES
  Cost of revenue (exclusive
   of depreciation included
   below)                        31,511      36,808      97,306     109,671
  Selling, general and
   administrative                23,260      27,242      78,415      84,094
  Depreciation and
   amortization                   7,517       8,630      22,944      26,904
  (Gain) loss on sale or
   disposal of assets               131          53         174          51
  Goodwill impairment                 -           -           -           -
                             ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------

    Total operating expenses     62,419      72,733     198,839     220,720
                             ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------

INCOME (LOSS) FROM
 OPERATIONS                       1,492       1,575      (1,538)        780

INTEREST EXPENSE                 (6,325)     (7,576)    (20,098)    (24,054)
ACCRETION (AMORTIZATION) ON
 DEBT PREMIUM/DISCOUNT, net         (55)        (55)       (170)       (158)
GAIN (LOSS) ON EARLY
 EXTINGUISHMENT OR
 RESTRUCTURING OF DEBT          (21,083)     (6,853)    (21,083)     (6,853)
GAIN (LOSS) FROM CONTINGENT
 VALUE RIGHTS VALUATION             235      11,367      (4,916)      7,079
INTEREST AND OTHER INCOME
 (EXPENSE), net                     (26)      2,203         120       1,797
FOREIGN CURRENCY TRANSACTION
 GAIN (LOSS)                      2,834      (5,366)      3,233      (2,794)
                             ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------

INCOME (LOSS) FROM
 CONTINUING OPERATIONS
 BEFORE REORGANIZATION ITEMS
 AND INCOME TAXES               (22,928)     (4,705)    (44,452)    (24,203)

REORGANIZATION ITEMS, net             -           -           -           -
                             ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------

INCOME (LOSS) FROM
 CONTINUING OPERATIONS
 BEFORE INCOME TAXES            (22,928)     (4,705)    (44,452)    (24,203)
INCOME TAX BENEFIT (EXPENSE)         43          34         741         625
                             ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------

INCOME (LOSS) FROM
 CONTINUING OPERATIONS          (22,885)     (4,671)    (43,711)    (23,578)

INCOME (LOSS) FROM
 DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS,
 net of tax                      (2,459)     (4,882)    (18,009)    (12,849)
GAIN (LOSS) FROM SALE OF
 DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS,
 net of tax                           -           -      98,666           -
                             ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------

NET INCOME (LOSS)               (25,344)     (9,553)     36,946     (36,427)
Less: Net (income) loss
 attributable to the
 noncontrolling interest            307        (457)         18         820
                             ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------

NET INCOME (LOSS)
 ATTRIBUTABLE TO PRIMUS
 TELECOMMUNICATIONS GROUP,
 INCORPORATED                $  (25,037) $  (10,010) $   36,964  $  (35,607)
                             ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========

BASIC INCOME (LOSS) PER
 COMMON SHARE:
  Income (loss) from
   continuing operations
   attributable to Primus
   Telecommunications Group,
   Incorporated              $    (1.63) $    (0.37) $    (3.16) $    (1.78)
  Income (loss) from
   discontinued operations        (0.18)      (0.36)      (1.30)      (1.01)
  Gain (loss) from sale of
   discontinued operations            -           -        7.14           -
                             ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
  Net income (loss)
   attributable to Primus
   Telecommunications Group,
   Incorporated              $    (1.81) $    (0.73) $     2.68  $    (2.79)
                             ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========

DILUTED LOSS PER COMMON
 SHARE:
  Income (loss) from
   continuing operations
   attributable to Primus
   Telecommunications Group,
   Incorporated              $    (1.63) $    (0.37) $    (3.16) $    (1.78)
  Income (loss) from
   discontinued operations        (0.18)      (0.36)      (1.30)      (1.01)
  Gain (loss) from sale of
   discontinued operations            -           -        7.14           -
                             ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
  Net income (loss)
   attributable to Primus
   Telecommunications Group,
   Incorporated              $    (1.81) $    (0.73) $     2.68  $    (2.79)
                             ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========

WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON
 SHARES OUTSTANDING:
  BASIC                          13,890      13,715      13,825      12,759
                             ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========
  DILUTED                        13,890      13,715      13,825      12,759
                             ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========
DIVIDENDS DECLARED PER BASIC
 WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON
 SHARES OUTSTANDING          $        -  $        -  $     1.02  $        -
                             ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========

AMOUNTS ATTRIBUTABLE TO
 COMMON SHAREHOLDERS OF
 PRIMUS TELECOMMUNICATIONS
 GROUP, INCORPORATED
  Income (loss) from
   continuing operations,
   net of tax                $  (22,578) $   (5,128) $  (43,693) $  (22,758)
  Income (loss) from
   discontinued operations       (2,459)     (4,882)    (18,009)    (12,849)
  Gain (loss) from sale of
   discontinued operations            -           -      98,666           -
                             ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
  Net income (loss)          $  (25,037) $  (10,010) $   36,964  $  (35,607)
                             ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========



                PRIMUS TELECOMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INCORPORATED
                    CONSOLIDATED CONDENSED BALANCE SHEET
                    (in thousands, except share amounts)
                                 (unaudited)

                                                               September 30,
                                                                   2012
                                                              --------------

Cash and cash equivalents                                     $       66,024
Accounts receivable, net                                              19,119
Other current assets                                                  14,349
Assets held for sale                                                  45,527
                                                              --------------

  TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS                                               145,019

Restricted cash                                                          859
Property and equipment, net                                           64,680
Goodwill                                                              65,081
Other intangible assets, net                                          75,787
Other assets                                                          16,689

                                                              --------------
  TOTAL ASSETS                                                $      368,115
                                                              ==============

Accounts payable                                              $       11,330
Accrued interconnection costs                                          2,726
Deferred revenue                                                       9,311
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities                        20,707
Accrued income taxes                                                   7,578
Accrued interest                                                       5,440
Current portion of long-term obligations                                 116
Liabilities held for sale                                             35,544

                                                              --------------
  TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES                                           92,752

Non-current portion of long-term obligations                         117,882
Deferred Tax Liability                                                15,614
Contingent Value Rights                                               21,112
Other liabilities                                                        894

                                                              --------------
  TOTAL LIABILITIES                                                  248,254

Total stockholders' equity                                           119,861
                                                              --------------

  TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY                  $      368,115
                                                              ==============



               PRIMUS TELECOMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INCORPORATED
         RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO PRIMUS
                   TELECOMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INCORPORATED
             TO ADJUSTED EBITDA AND NORMALIZED ADJUSTED EBITDA
                               (in thousands)
                                (unaudited)

                              Three Months    Three Months    Three Months
                                  Ended           Ended           Ended
                              September 30,     June 30,      September 30,
                                  2012            2012            2011
                             --------------  --------------  --------------
NET INCOME (LOSS)
 ATTRIBUTABLE TO PRIMUS
 TELECOMMUNICATIONS GROUP,
 INCORPORATED                $      (25,037) $       68,859  $      (10,010)
Share-based compensation
 expense                                962           2,355             740
Depreciation and
 amortization                         7,517           7,830           8,630
(Gain) loss on sale or
 disposal of assets                     131               -              53
Interest expense                      6,325           6,894           7,576
Accretion on debt (premium)
 discount, net                           55              58              55
(Gain) loss on early
 extinguishment or
 restructuring of debt               21,083               -           6,853
Interest and other (income)
 expense                                 26            (142)         (2,203)
(Gain) loss from Contingent
 Value Rights valuation                (235)         (2,039)        (11,367)
Foreign currency transaction
 (gain) loss                         (2,834)          1,552           5,366
Income tax (benefit) expense            (43)            408             (34)
Income (expense)
 attributable to the non-
 controlling interest                  (307)            183             457
(Income) loss from
 discontinued operations,
 net of tax                           2,459          20,162           4,882
(Gain) loss from sale of
 discontinued operations,
 net of tax                               -         (98,666)              -
                             --------------  --------------  --------------

ADJUSTED EBITDA              $       10,102  $        7,454  $       10,998
  Severance, integration and
   other non-recurring items          1,024           2,627            (748)

                             --------------  --------------  --------------
NORMALIZED ADJUSTED EBITDA   $       11,126  $       10,081  $       10,250
                             ==============  ==============  ==============



               PRIMUS TELECOMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INCORPORATED
   RECONCILIATION OF NET CASH PROVIDED BY (USED IN) OPERATING ACTIVITIES
                             TO FREE CASH FLOW
                               (in thousands)
                                (unaudited)

                              Three Months    Three Months    Three Months
                                  Ended           Ended           Ended
                              September 30,     June 30,      September 30,
                                  2012            2012            2011
                             --------------  --------------  --------------

NET CASH PROVIDED BY (USED
 IN) OPERATING ACTIVITIES    $        7,675  $       (1,849) $       11,006
Net cash used in purchase of
 property and equipment              (6,408)        (10,616)         (8,909)
                             --------------  --------------  --------------

FREE CASH FLOW               $        1,267  $      (12,465) $        2,097
                             ==============  ==============  ==============



               PRIMUS TELECOMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INCORPORATED
              RECONCILIATION OF INCOME (LOSS) FROM OPERATIONS
                             TO ADJUSTED EBITDA
                               (in thousands)
                                (unaudited)

                                              Three Months    Three Months
                                                  Ended           Ended
Data Center                                   September 30,   September 30,
                                                  2012            2011
                                             --------------  --------------

INCOME (LOSS) FROM OPERATIONS                $        2,829  $        3,257
Depreciation and amortization                           435            (145)
                                             --------------  --------------

ADJUSTED EBITDA                              $        3,264  $        3,112
  Severance, integration and other non-
   recurring items                                        -               -

                                             --------------  --------------
NORMALIZED ADJUSTED EBITDA                   $        3,264  $        3,112
                                             ==============  ==============



               PRIMUS TELECOMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INCORPORATED
              RECONCILIATION OF INCOME (LOSS) FROM OPERATIONS
                             TO ADJUSTED EBITDA
                               (in thousands)
                                (unaudited)

                                              Three Months    Three Months
                                                  Ended           Ended
North America Telecom                         September 30,   September 30,
                                                  2012            2011
                                             --------------  --------------

INCOME (LOSS) FROM OPERATIONS                $        2,721  $        2,163
Depreciation and amortization                         7,081           8,773
(Gain) loss on sale or disposal of assets               131               -
                                             --------------  --------------

ADJUSTED EBITDA                              $        9,933  $       10,936
  Severance, integration and other non-
   recurring items                                      601            (748)

                                             --------------  --------------
NORMALIZED ADJUSTED EBITDA                   $       10,534  $       10,188
                                             ==============  ==============

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We are reaching the end of the beginning with WebRTC and real systems using this technology have begun to appear. One challenge that faces every WebRTC deployment (in some form or another) is identity management. For example, if you have an existing service – possibly built on a variety of different PaaS/SaaS offerings – and you want to add real-time communications you are faced with a challenge relating to user management, authentication, authorization, and validation. Service providers will want to use their existing identities, but these will have credentials already that are (hopefully) irreversibly encoded. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Peter Dunkley, Technical Director at Acision, will look at how this identity problem can be solved and discuss ways to use existing web identities for real-time communication.
Can call centers hang up the phones for good? Intuitive Solutions did. WebRTC enabled this contact center provider to eliminate antiquated telephony and desktop phone infrastructure with a pure web-based solution, allowing them to expand beyond brick-and-mortar confines to a home-based agent model. It also ensured scalability and better service for customers, including MUY! Companies, one of the country's largest franchise restaurant companies with 232 Pizza Hut locations. This is one example of WebRTC adoption today, but the potential is limitless when powered by IoT. Attendees will learn real-world benefits of WebRTC and explore future possibilities, as WebRTC and IoT intersect to improve customer service.
From telemedicine to smart cars, digital homes and industrial monitoring, the explosive growth of IoT has created exciting new business opportunities for real time calls and messaging. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Ivelin Ivanov, CEO and Co-Founder of Telestax, will share some of the new revenue sources that IoT created for Restcomm – the open source telephony platform from Telestax. Ivelin Ivanov is a technology entrepreneur who founded Mobicents, an Open Source VoIP Platform, to help create, deploy, and manage applications integrating voice, video and data. He is the co-founder of TeleStax, an Open Source Cloud Communications company that helps the shift from legacy IN/SS7 telco networks to IP-based cloud comms. An early investor in multiple start-ups, he still finds time to code for his companies and contribute to open source projects.
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to create new business models as significant as those that were inspired by the Internet and the smartphone 20 and 10 years ago. What business, social and practical implications will this phenomenon bring? That's the subject of "Monetizing the Internet of Things: Perspectives from the Front Lines," an e-book released today and available free of charge from Aria Systems, the leading innovator in recurring revenue management.
The Internet of Things will put IT to its ultimate test by creating infinite new opportunities to digitize products and services, generate and analyze new data to improve customer satisfaction, and discover new ways to gain a competitive advantage across nearly every industry. In order to help corporate business units to capitalize on the rapidly evolving IoT opportunities, IT must stand up to a new set of challenges.
There’s Big Data, then there’s really Big Data from the Internet of Things. IoT is evolving to include many data possibilities like new types of event, log and network data. The volumes are enormous, generating tens of billions of logs per day, which raise data challenges. Early IoT deployments are relying heavily on both the cloud and managed service providers to navigate these challenges. In her session at 6th Big Data Expo®, Hannah Smalltree, Director at Treasure Data, to discuss how IoT, Big Data and deployments are processing massive data volumes from wearables, utilities and other machines.
All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices – computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors – connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo in Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be!
P2P RTC will impact the landscape of communications, shifting from traditional telephony style communications models to OTT (Over-The-Top) cloud assisted & PaaS (Platform as a Service) communication services. The P2P shift will impact many areas of our lives, from mobile communication, human interactive web services, RTC and telephony infrastructure, user federation, security and privacy implications, business costs, and scalability. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Erik Lagerway, Co-founder of Hookflash, will walk through the shifting landscape of traditional telephone and voice services to the modern P2P RTC era of OTT cloud assisted services.
While great strides have been made relative to the video aspects of remote collaboration, audio technology has basically stagnated. Typically all audio is mixed to a single monaural stream and emanates from a single point, such as a speakerphone or a speaker associated with a video monitor. This leads to confusion and lack of understanding among participants especially regarding who is actually speaking. Spatial teleconferencing introduces the concept of acoustic spatial separation between conference participants in three dimensional space. This has been shown to significantly improve comprehension and conference efficiency.
The Internet of Things is tied together with a thin strand that is known as time. Coincidentally, at the core of nearly all data analytics is a timestamp. When working with time series data there are a few core principles that everyone should consider, especially across datasets where time is the common boundary. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Jim Scott, Director of Enterprise Strategy & Architecture at MapR Technologies, will discuss single-value, geo-spatial, and log time series data. By focusing on enterprise applications and the data center, he will use OpenTSDB as an example to explain some of these concepts including when to use different storage models.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Gridstore™, the leader in software-defined storage (SDS) purpose-built for Windows Servers and Hyper-V, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Gridstore™ is the leader in software-defined storage purpose built for virtualization that is designed to accelerate applications in virtualized environments. Using its patented Server-Side Virtual Controller™ Technology (SVCT) to eliminate the I/O blender effect and accelerate applications Gridstore delivers vmOptimized™ Storage that self-optimizes to each application or VM across both virtual and physical environments. Leveraging a grid architecture, Gridstore delivers the first end-to-end storage QoS to ensure the most important App or VM performance is never compromised. The storage grid, that uses Gridstore’s performance optimized nodes or capacity optimized nodes, starts with as few a...
The Transparent Cloud-computing Consortium (abbreviation: T-Cloud Consortium) will conduct research activities into changes in the computing model as a result of collaboration between "device" and "cloud" and the creation of new value and markets through organic data processing High speed and high quality networks, and dramatic improvements in computer processing capabilities, have greatly changed the nature of applications and made the storing and processing of data on the network commonplace. These technological reforms have not only changed computers and smartphones, but are also changing the data processing model for all information devices. In particular, in the area known as M2M (Machine-To-Machine), there are great expectations that information with a new type of value can be produced using a variety of devices and sensors saving/sharing data via the network and through large-scale cloud-type data processing. This consortium believes that attaching a huge number of devic...
Innodisk is a service-driven provider of industrial embedded flash and DRAM storage products and technologies, with a focus on the enterprise, industrial, aerospace, and defense industries. Innodisk is dedicated to serving their customers and business partners. Quality is vitally important when it comes to industrial embedded flash and DRAM storage products. That’s why Innodisk manufactures all of their products in their own purpose-built memory production facility. In fact, they designed and built their production center to maximize manufacturing efficiency and guarantee the highest quality of our products.
All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades. Over the summer Gartner released its much anticipated annual Hype Cycle report and the big news is that Internet of Things has now replaced Big Data as the most hyped technology. Indeed, we're hearing more and more about this fascinating new technological paradigm. Every other IT news item seems to be about IoT and its implications on the future of digital business.
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With the iCloud scandal seemingly in its past, Apple announced new iPhones, updates to iPad and MacBook as well as news on OSX Yosemite. Although consumers will have to wait to get their hands on some of that new stuff, what they can get is the latest release of iOS 8 that Apple made available for most in-market iPhones and iPads. Originally announced at WWDC (Apple’s annual developers conference) in June, iOS 8 seems to spearhead Apple’s newfound focus upon greater integration of their products into everyday tasks, cross-platform mobility and self-monitoring. Before you update your device, here is a look at some of the new features and things you may want to consider from a mobile security perspective.