CenturyLink wins military order
Monday, 19 December 2011 16:53
CenturyLink has announced it has been granted the order to set up military connections for the Department of Defense.
The company has been given the contract to supply the private line services which are used by the US military for the high-speed wireless connections utlised between installations.
Work with the Defense Information Systems Agency/Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization (DISA/DITCO) is scheduled to last for several years and will be worth around $250 million (£161 million).
"CenturyLink will deploy its optical network infrastructure to deliver highly reliable and capable private line services to support the critical and growing needs of our Defense customers," said Diana Gowen, senior vice president and general manager of CenturyLink Government.
The order will begin in 2012 and will provide services to the army, navy, air force and marines.
Recently, the idea of using smaller, low-profile antenna on military devices, rather than longer varieties which are currently needed for low frequencies, was suggested by the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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