U.S. Dept. of Defense awards Verizon nearly billion in new business [telecom]

Media contact(s) Geoffrey Basye (202) 748-1882 snipped-for-privacy@verizon.com

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has awarded Verizon Public Sector three Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) task order awards worth $966.5 million. Verizon will provide network modernization services and technical support services to the Pentagon, the DOD National Capital Region (NCR) and Fort Belvoir.

Under the Pentagon task order valued at $515.3 million, Verizon will partner with the DOD to transition the entire Pentagon military and civilian population from copper-based telephony to advanced internet protocol (IP)-based services, providing a converged-enterprise environment for the Pentagon's voice and data services. This includes converting more than 52,000 voice lines to an integrated IP environment with optimized voice and video services.

Verizon professional services will provide the DOD with a dedicated support team to help plan, design and implement network upgrades and new equipment at the Pentagon.

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