Verizon Biz Wins Deals

Chosen by NSG Group to deploy and manage its global communications infrastructure; wins US Defense contract valued at $2.5B

March 11, 2009

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ASHBURN, Va. -- Verizon Business will provide network and data services at U.S. Department of Defense installations around the world under a new contract awarded by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).

Under the Defense Information System Network Transmission Services - Pacific II (DTS-P II) contract, Verizon Business will provide telecommunications services at military installations and other government sites located in the Asia-Pacific region, Canada, the Caribbean, Central America and South America, the Middle East and the United States. The contract term is 10 years, if all options are exercised, and has a maximum value of $2.5 billion.

The network services Verizon Business will provide under the agreement range from individual circuits to fully managed transmission services, for bandwidth ranging from 64 Kbps (kilobits per second) to 10G wavelength over fiber or satellite, or both. Verizon Business will also provide managed data services including Internet protocol, Ethernet and Internet services.

The DTS-P II network, part of the Defense Information System Network (DISN), is managed by Verizon Business round-the-clock, 365 days a year. It supports many aspects of the military operations around the globe and other authorized Defense Department requirements.

"As a long-time communications provider for defense agencies, we have seen the government's demands for advanced, network-centric communications evolve, and we look forward to helping military installations remain on the cutting edge of the latest technology," said Marlin Forbes, regional vice president, Verizon Federal, a sales organization within Verizon Business dedicated to serving federal government customers. "As the leading provider of communications to the federal government, we have unmatched experience helping the U.S. military meet its missions around the globe."

Verizon Business previously had provided the network services under the predecessor contract, the Defense Information System Network Transmission Services - Pacific (DTS-P).

In a separate release:

READING, U.K. -- The NSG Group, one of the world's largest manufacturers of glass and glazing products, has chosen Verizon Business to deploy and manage the company's global communications infrastructure. A fully managed Verizon Private IP solution will provide secure, scalable and flexible connectivity for more than 430 NSG Group sites in Europe, India, Japan, and North and South America, helping the company to streamline its global business operations, while also realizing cost and management efficiencies.

The NSG Group -- which acquired Pilkington, a U.K.-based glass manufacturer, in 2006 -- is a global leader in the flat glass industry, employing around 32,500 people worldwide. The company supplies glazing to the construction, automotive and specialty glass sectors, with manufacturing operations in 29 countries on four continents, and sales in more than 130 countries.

The NSG Group is currently centralizing its network infrastructure with a single supplier to support the efficient delivery and availability of key business applications, such as enterprise-resource planning. The company wanted to identify a partner that could develop a flexible, reliable, secure and scalable IP network infrastructure to maximize network performance and availability while reducing internal management requirements and achieving cost efficiencies.

Verizon Business was chosen for the job based on the company's proven experience in the design, deployment and management of networks for multinational companies; its global reach; and its simple yet comprehensive global billing and client-management systems. Verizon Business was also able to demonstrate a strong understanding of the NSG Group's business requirements, and quickly and proactively develop solutions to support its needs.

Verizon Private IP will serve as the NSG Group's core data communications network in 29 countries, with Verizon Secure Gateway providing cost-efficient DSL access and backup for sites in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, the U.K. and the U.S. Verizon's IMPACT management platform will provide a unified view of global network activity, enabling the Verizon Business team to swiftly identify any potential issues for rapid resolution, and maximizing network availability.

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