The U.S. public sector is one of the biggest buyers of telecom services, and VoIP provider 8x8 thinks partnering with a larger wholesale carrier such as Level 3 will increase its sales chances in that arena. Yesterday, 8x8 signed a teaming agreement with Level 3 Communications where they commited to work jointly to respond to federal government telecom service solicitations.
Under the terms of the agreement, 8x8 and Level 3 will collaborate on targeting government proposals for telecom deployments that incorporate IP telephony services. Level 3 is not a bad partner to have in the public sector. The operator is certified to participate in the Enterprise portion of the General Administration Services (GSA) Networx contract program, a $56 billion, 10-year telecommunications services contract for the federal government.
- see the release here
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Waiting on the feds