WorldCom Wins With Feds

US Department of State awards WorldCom a 10-year deal, valued at up to $360M, for global services under the SPECTRUM contract

December 23, 2002

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CLINTON, Miss. -- WorldCom (WCOEQ), the leading global business data and Internet communications provider, today announced that the U. S. Department of State has selected WorldCom to provide advanced communications services to State Department facilities under the SPECTRUM contract. Awarded at the conclusion of an extensive competitive bidding process, the 10-year agreement is valued at up to $360 million. The SPECTRUM program will deliver telecommunication services including, international private lines, satellite, Internet Protocols and ATM protocols, to Department of State agencies around the world. The contract emphasizes regional approaches, strong network management, vendor accountability, managed satellite services and support and maintenance. In addition, under terms of the contract, WorldCom will be a preferred provider for new Department of State communication programs. "It is a privilege for WorldCom to provide its highly secure and reliable data communications services to U.S. Department of State agencies through the SPECTRUM program," said Jerry Edgerton, senior vice president of WorldCom Government Markets. "This extension of WorldCom's relationship with the Department of State takes full advantage of WorldCom's unmatched global network reach and international expertise to meet the needs of State Department agencies with feature-rich communications solutions well into the next decade." The SPECTRUM agreement with the Department of State is the latest in a series of all-new federal contract signings and extensions recently disclosed by WorldCom. Serving more than 75 U.S. government agencies, WorldCom is one of the largest telecommunications providers to the federal government. WorldCom Inc.

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