TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Army Signs New Deal With Verizon

Army Signs New Deal With Verizon

United Press International News Wire (
Fri, 11 Aug 2006 01:24:37 -0500

Verizon to upgrade U.S. Army telecom

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Verizon has received a contract to help
modernize and improve the U.S. Army's telecommunications

Verizon Business -- through its federal network system -- was among 10
contractors chosen by the Army to participate in bidding for its $4
billion Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity Infrastructure
Modernization program.

The 10 successful contractors are all guaranteed a minimum amount of
the final program. The infrastructure modernization program replaces
the Digital Switch Systems Modernization Program, which expires in
June 2007.

Verizon Business announced Wednesday that Paul Bates, Verizon Business
vice president for global professional services and enterprise
solutions, said: "We are supporting Army communications from the
installation level all the way up to the front lines. This effort is
intended to increase network capabilities and boost bandwidth around
the world.

"As the Army moves everything over to Internet protocol, Verizon
Business will provide the latest technology to help the government
increase networking capabilities while maintaining affordability," the
company said.

Copyright 2006 United Press International, Inc.

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