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Primus buys Magma

[Primus] has acquired Ottawa-based Magma Communications Ltd. (Magma), a premier provider of Internet solutions to corporate, government and residential clients in Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Magma's product offerings include Internet access, web development, website hosting, server co-location and managed services (system administration and security). Magma operates Internet Data Centres in Ottawa and Toronto. Canada NewsWire: PRIMUS Canada Acquires Magma, Ottawa's Premier Internet Services Company

With Primus' push into VoIP, they need more really solid data networks and data centers. Since Manitoba Telecom is buying AllStream (Primus's current network provider and CLEC), it may be that Primus is looking to own more of its infrastructure. Less reliance on a telco that may launch competitive services is probably a good thing.