CenturyLink wins $11.4M UCaaS contract with the Senate

The Senate side of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.
The Senate side of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.

CenturyLink has won a multiyear contract worth nearly $11.4 million to provide the U.S. Senate state offices with a unified communications-as-a-service platform for hosted voice-over-internet-protocol (VoIP) service.

What’s significant about this contract with the Senate is that it illustrated how CenturyLink is helping public sector customers migrate to a cloud-based network infrastructure.

The Senate contract is wide reaching. Set to serve over 450 Senate offices in all 50 states, CenturyLink will perform installation, maintenance, operation and management of CenturyLink-supplied hardware, software, training and help desk support functions.

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The three-year contract, which is worth approximately $3.8 million a year, has four one-year options and a total value of roughly $26 million.

The agreement, while not CenturyLink’s largest with the public sector, is another good proof point of the telco’s public sector capabilities. Earlier this year, CenturyLink secured an extension of its Networx Universal contract through the end of March 2020. Likewise, CenturyLink’s Networx Enterprise contract has been extended through the end of May 2020.

These extensions will give federal agencies more time to transition their services to the upcoming Enterprise Infrastructure Services (EIS) program, which is currently an active procurement.