Carriers mobilize for DoD windfall

Marsan, Carolyn Duffy
December 2007
Network World;12/10/2007, Vol. 24 Issue 48, p14
Trade Publication
The article announces the plan of the Department of Defense to award telecommunication contracts worth $24 billion in the U.S. The agency is working on six major telecommunication projects and four of these contracts are expected to be awarded in 2008. It notes that the country's biggest carriers are planning to bid on the said projects including AT&T, Qwest Communications, Sprint Nextel and Verizon Business. The first military telecommunication deal better known as Defense Information Systems Network Transmission Services Pacific II (DTS-P II) has an estimated value of $4 billion and it will provide data services to military bases in the Pacific including Hawaii and Guam. Also presented are the details of other military contracts.


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