Verizon wins prime contractor role in $186M USPS telecom network upgrade

Verizon Federal (NYSE: VZ) has become one of the prime contractors on the United States Postal Service's (USPS) Telecommunications Integrated Postal Services (TIPN) contract.  

While the telco has served USPS for a number of years, the new six-year, $186 million contract calls for Verizon to plan, design, install and manage a private, converged IP-based communications network on MPLS supports the agency today with room to respond to new needs as they emerge.

USPS will use the network for a number of tasks: deliver mail more efficiently, inform and manage its 550,000+ employee base, store and distribute data and documents, conduct point of sale operations, keep internal developments current, and augment its customer service efforts at 31,000 locations.

In 1997, Verizon began providing one of the largest private networks for the USPS under the Managed Network Services (MNS) contract. Going forward, Verizon will continue to manage the network from its network operations center in Cary, N.C. It will also continue to provide with an array of other services, including satellite services and telepresence high-definition videoconferencing for video meetings.

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