Level 3 has been awarded a nearly 300-site contract to provide network services for the federal judicial system via the General Services Administration (GSA) Networx Enterprise contract.
Under the terms of the agreement, the service provider will deliver direct connections to each of the designated sites, including the U.S. Courts of Appeals, U.S. District Courts, U.S. Bankruptcy Courts and U.S. Courts of Special Jurisdiction, via IP VPN, optical wavelength and Ethernet access services.
One of the key features of the expanded WAN architecture is that Level 3 says it will "maximize network routing options and redundancy for nationwide communications traffic between all U.S. Courts sites to ensure greater reliability, security and operating efficiencies."
In addition, Level 3 will provide complementary SIP trunking voice services, which it says will deliver enhanced service options and ensure greater continuity of operations and disaster recovery (COOP/DR) in the event of a natural disaster.
Winning this contract is important for Level 3 as it continues to ramp up its enterprise sales in the U.S. market.
During the first quarter, the service provider reported that Enterprise Core Network Services (CNS) revenue rose 11 percent year-over-year to $962 million.
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