CenturyLink wins $20M GSA VoIP contract

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) on Wednesday added another item to its public sector agency win column by securing a $20 million task order from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA).

The five-year contract will provide VoIP services to GSA Region 8, the Rocky Mountain region that was previously served by Qwest Communications.

Under the terms of the agreement, CenturyLink will provide a mix of hosted and premises-based VoIP products to GSA Region 8 offices throughout Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming and Utah.

Like other government contract awards it won recently, the Region 8 task order was completed under the GSA Networx Enterprise contract.

While CenturyLink said it had been providing traditional Centrex and business voice services via the former Qwest for a number of decades, securing a new contract with GSA Region 8 illustrates that the service provider is transitioning well into its role as a provider to the public sector.

Besides Region 8, CenturyLink has also won other large contracts under the broader Networx Universal contract with the U.S. Army and the Social Security Administration under the Networx Universal contract.   

For more:
- see the release

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