Level 3 wins seat on DISA's Global Network Services multi-year contract

Level 3 Communications has been invited to participate in the Defense Information Systems Agency's (DISA) multi-year Global Network Services (GNS) contract.

Along with other service providers such as AT&T (NYSE: T), CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL), and Verizon (NYSE: VZ), Level 3 can bid on task orders to provide services to support DISA's goal to have a single global network consisting of wireline and wireless technologies by 2020.

Under the terms of the contract, Level 3 can compete for business to support over 40 of the Defense Department's military services, combatant commands and intelligence and functional agencies via a suite of global network-based services.

GNS gives DISA a vehicle to procure leased telecom services in support of the Defense Information Systems Network (DISN) and DoD Information Network (DoDIN) worldwide.

It is a multiple-award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract, with a five-year base period and five one-year option periods.

Level 3 is authorized to bid on a number of services such as content delivery networks (CDNs), dark fiber, SDN implementations, SIP trunking and others.

For more:
- see the release

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