Verizon Business awarded DoD contract

MARCH 11, 2009 -- Verizon Business will provide network and data services at global U.S. Department of Defense installations under a new contract awarded by the Defense Information Systems Agency.

MARCH 11, 2009 -- Verizon Business (search Lightwave for Verizon Business) today announced that it will provide network and data services at global U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) installations under a new contract awarded by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).

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 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 to 10G wavelength over fiber or satellite, or both. The company 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 around the clock, 365 days a year. It supports many aspects of the military operations around the globe and other authorized DoD 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," says Marlin Forbes, regional vice president, Verizon Federal, a sales organization within Verizon Business dedicated to serving federal government customers.

Verizon Business previously had provided the network services under the predecessor contract, the Defense Information System Network Transmission Services - Pacific (DTS-P).


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