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Dependence on landline-phone services put Primus in creditor protection: CEO

telecom | 01/21/2016 4:02 pm EST

Too much reliance on landline-phone-service revenue, combined with a heavy debt load, has resulted in Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc. being placed in creditor protection and awaiting court approval of a sale to a U.S.-based service provider, according to its CEO. On Tuesday, Primus applied for and was granted protection by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act.  Its court-filed application record indicates it has liabilities...

Primus to lobby against Bell’s FTTH access appeal

telecom | 10/28/2015 4:37 pm EDT

Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc. was set to make its case against BCE Inc.’s appeal of the CRTC’s wholesale wireline decision to officials with Industry Canada on Thursday. Michael Nowlan, CEO of the independent phone and Internet service provider, said in a phone interview that “the entire competitive industry has to be looking into saying, ‘we have to respond,’ so we do need to get our points of view across within Ottawa.” “Having a pathway to access to this fibre-to-the-home is absolutely integral to the future viability of the competitive...

Small ISPs tell CRTC they want to invest in ‘middle mile’

telecom | 11/25/2014 10:17 pm EST

GATINEAU, Que. — Representatives from Canada’s small Internet service providers on Tuesday asked the CRTC to open up more of the incumbents’ broadband networks, mandating wholesale...

Primus Canada names new slate of VPs

telecom | 07/03/2014 4:39 pm EDT

Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc. on Thursday named four new vice-presidents that it said will help lead "the transformation of Canada's largest alternative telecommunications service provider." It said in a...

Primus Canada names Michael Nowlan CEO

telecom | 01/09/2014 7:53 pm EST

Primus Telecommunications Canada Inc. said Thursday that Michael Nowlan is its new chief executive officer. In a release, the provider of phone and Internet services said Nowlan spent 12 years as CEO of Marketwire L.P., where he “transformed the company from a traditional newswire service in a slow-growth industry to a high-growth social media...