Monday, March 9, 2009

Verizon Business Wins DoD Contract Valued at Up to $2.5 Billion

Verizon Business announced a contract valued at up to $2.5 billion over ten years to provide network and data services at U.S. Department of Defense installations around the world.


Under the Defense Information System Network Transmission Services - Pacific II (DTS-P II) contract, Verizon Business will provide telecommunications services at military installations and other government sites located in the Asia-Pacific region, Canada, the Caribbean, Central America and South America, the Middle East and the United States. The contract term is 10 years, if all options are exercised, and has a maximum value of $2.5 billion.


The network services Verizon Business will provide under the agreement range from individual circuits to fully managed transmission services, for bandwidth ranging from 64 Kbps (kilobits per second) to 10G wavelength over fiber or satellite, or both. Verizon Business will also provide managed data services including Internet protocol, Ethernet and Internet services.


The DTS-P II network, part of the Defense Information System Network (DISN), is managed by Verizon Business round-the-clock, 365 days a year. It supports many aspects of the military operations around the globe and other authorized Defense Department requirements.


"As a long-time communications provider for defense agencies, we have seen the government's demands for advanced, network-centric communications evolve, and we look forward to helping military installations remain on the cutting edge of the latest technology," said Marlin Forbes, regional vice president, Verizon Federal, a sales organization within Verizon Business dedicated to serving federal government customers. "As the leading provider of communications to the federal government, we have unmatched experience helping the U.S. military meet its missions around the globe."
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