GNS Authorizes Level 3 to Bid on Business Supporting Global Network for DISA
BROOMFIELD, Colo., Jan. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) today announced the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has awarded the company a multiple-year competitive contract known as Global Network Services (GNS). The contract allows Level 3 to bid on and provide communications services to support DISA's goal of providing a single global network including both wired and wireless technologies by 2020.
- GNS provides DISA with a vehicle to procure leased telecommunications services in support of the Defense Information Systems Network (DISN) and DoD Information Network (DoDIN) worldwide.
- GNS is a multiple-award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract, with a five-year base period and five one-year option periods.
- Level 3 will have the opportunity to support the Defense Department's more than 40 military services, combatant commands and intelligence and functional agencies via a suite of global network-based services.
Level 3 is Authorized to Bid on and Provide:
- Virtual Private Network (VPN) services
- Internet services
- SDN implementations
- Private line services
- Wavelength services
- Cloud connectivity services
- SIP trunking services
- Security services
- Managed services
- Colocation services
- Content Delivery Network (CDN) services
- Dark fiber
David Young, Regional Vice President, Level 3's Government Markets Group
"The importance of an agile, secure and reliable network among government agencies cannot be overstated – particularly within DISA. Level 3 has architected a global network that provides a broad array of essential communications services, making us a trusted provider to a number of state, local and federal government organizations. We look forward to supporting DISA with best-in-class enterprise solutions that can deliver mission-critical communications any time, across the world."
About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) is a Fortune 500 company that provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. Level 3's comprehensive portfolio of secure, managed solutions includes fiber and infrastructure solutions; IP-based voice and data communications; wide-area Ethernet services; video and content distribution; data center and cloud-based solutions. Level 3 serves customers in more than 500 markets in over 60 countries across a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. For more information, please visit www.level3.com or get to know us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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