EDS wins US State Dept telecom contract

The US State Department is outsourcing the operation of its domestic telecommunications system to Electronic Data Systems.

The  company will take charge of the State Department's agency-wide telecommunications network, which provides voice, data and video conferencing services.

EDS, the world's second-largest provider of IT services, will also enhance the network, which links more than 40 locations across the US

The contract has a one-year base period with options that could extend to a total of seven and a half years. Its value was not disclosed.

EDS will lead a team of suppliers that include AT&T, Henkels & McCoy and TWD & Associates.

Juan Carlos Perez writes for IDG News Service


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