GSA taps AT&T, Level 3, MCI, Qwest and Sprint for Networx Enterprise

The General Services Administration today awarded the second of its two multi-year, multibillion-dollar Networx telecommunications services contracts, dividing the Networx Enterprise portion among AT&T, Level 3 Communications, MCI Communications Services (doing business as Verizon Business Services), Qwest Government Services and Sprint Solutions.

The government-wide Networx contracts cover a mix of about 50 services available to 135 agencies worldwide, including voice, IP, wireless, satellite and IP-based services such as voice-over-IP using Internet Protocol version 6. The Networx Enterprise portion is worth up to $20 billion.

In April, GSA awarded Networx Universal, with a potential value of $48.1 billion, to AT&T, Qwest Government Services and MCI Communications Services.

The Networx Enterprise deal had fewer service requirements and asked for a smaller global footprint than required by Networx Universal, resulting in a smaller contract. While smaller in scope, Networx Enterprise may offer agencies better pricing than Network Universal, according to GSA officials.

inside gcn

  • health data

    Improving the VA patient journey with data transparency

Reader Comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

More from 1105 Public Sector Media Group