Qwest Communications International Inc. (NYSE: Q) today launched the leading-edge voice, data, IP and video services, including managed and secure advanced data networks, it is offering on the GSA Networx Enterprise contract. The company also opened its newly expanded state-of-the-art network operations center (NOC) in Arlington, Va., to serve federal customers under the Networx program.
“Networx Enterprise underscores Qwest’s ability to deliver innovative technology,” said Diana Gowen, senior vice president and general manager of Qwest government services. “Qwest is committed to helping government customers transform their agencies’ communications under Networx. We want to ensure the agencies get what they need today, and most importantly, what they will need tomorrow.”
The Networx Enterprise contract is part of Networx, the government-wide program to serve the communications needs of federal agencies for the next 10 years. Combined with the larger Networx Universal, the contracts have a total value of up to $68 billion. Qwest is one of only three companies in the nation to have won both the Networx Universal and Networx Enterprise contracts.
Currently, Qwest provides service to more than 50 federal government agencies, including the Department of Energy, Department of Defense, Department of Justice and the Department of Treasury. The Networx Enterprise award enables Qwest to aggressively compete for billions of dollars of incremental federal government communication business at dozens of additional federal agencies.