On March 10 Verizon Business announced it will provide network and data services at U.S. Department of Defense installations around the world under a new contract awarded by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).
According to the contract terms, 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.
If all contract options are exercised, the duration of the deal is expected to be 10 years with 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.
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.