NASA has made a $14.2 million contract award to Qwest Government Services, a subsidiary of Qwest Communications, to upgrade the federal agency’s corporate backbone circuits from 2.5Gbps to 10Gbps.

The NASA corporate backbone is the high-speed broadband network that provides corporate wide area network transport for e-mail, collaboration, and scientific, financial and business applications for the agency’s headquarters, field centers and partner locations. Qwest’s OWS (Optical Wave Services) approach can be adapted to almost any architecture (ring, mesh or linear).

The $14.2 million contract for eight years was made under Qwest’s U.S. General Services Administration’s Networx Universal contract.

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