FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Herndon, VA, October 6, 2010 – Segovia, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Inmarsat plc, and a leading provider of secure global IP telecommunications, announced today that it is one of the first companies awarded a General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule 70 contract to provide Commercial Satellite Communications (COMSATCOM) products and services to the U.S. Government.
According to Michael Wheeler, Segovia President and CEO, “The GSA Schedule 70 award is proof positive of Segovia's commitment to offer flexible acquisition solutions for its federal, state and local government customers. We explicitly designed our Schedule 70 contract to meet Government’s needs for advanced telecommunications capabilities, while using leading-edge commercial solutions. We look forward to continuing our support to our existing customers, while providing our Government colleagues with responsive, efficient and cost-effective ways to acquire our capabilities.”
The Segovia award is one of the first for the joint GSA/Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Future COMSATCOM Services Acquisition (FCSA) initiative. First announced in August 2009, FCSA leverages the GSA Schedule 70 program to provide federal, state and local governments with direct access to the highest quality commercial telecommunications hardware, software and services. Using GSA Special Item Numbers (SINs) established specifically for satellite communications, Segovia can now offer satellite hardware, engineering services, technology services, transponded bandwidth, and managed subscription services as follows:
SIN 132-8 - Hardware (Inmarsat and Iridium Hardware & Accessories)
SIN 132-51 - Professional Services
SIN 132-54 - Transponded Bandwidth
SIN 132-55 - Subscription Services
As a trusted, value-added partner, Segovia currently provides end-to-end communication solutions for the Defense, Homeland Security, Emergency Response, and Federal Civilian communities. Segovia's full spectrum, multi-band satellite constellation, global teleport network, and private MPLS terrestrial infrastructure deliver redundant and reliable connectivity to deployed personnel, worldwide.
Segovia products and services are backed by ISO 9001:2008-registered Quality Management Systems and continuous Lifecycle Support. The U.S.-based Network Operations Security Center (NOSC) and Technical Assistance Center (TAC) provide global network management and helpdesk technical support, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Segovia’s solution provides a secure, reliable platform for all IP communications – and supports both classified and unclassified traffic.
For more information, please visit www.SegoviaIP.com.
Segovia, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Inmarsat plc, is a recognized leader in providing secure, global IP communication solutions to the public and private sectors. For nearly a decade, our existing global network infrastructure and innovative business approach – backed by the industry’s most skilled and experienced workforce – have yielded smarter solutions, delivered with greater speed, reliability and customer focus. A trusted partner of the defense, homeland security and emergency first-response communities, Segovia quickly deploys end-to-end, mission-critical communications to support strategic and tactical initiatives world-wide. Segovia is headquartered in Herndon, VA with network assets and operations around the globe. To learn more, visit www.segoviaIP.com or call 866.SEGOVIA.
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