Hughes Network Systems, LLC says in a written statement that its extensive portfolio of managed network services is now available to U.S. government agencies through its General Services Administration schedule and Networx partners.
Federal agencies can use Hughes’ nationwide broadband satellite service, as well as the company’s national managed broadband network encompassing any combination of voice, video and data solutions, says Hughes, which is headquartered in Germantown, Md. In addition, GSA Networx is the largest set of government contracts for civilian telecommunication companies.
“Federal agencies depend on their networks in order to meet their missions,” said Tony Bardo, Hughes’ assistant vice president for government solutions. “With this comprehensive managed services offering, Hughes is able to deliver what has—until now—been missing from the landscape of federal networking options: a national managed broadband service that leverages terrestrial, wireless, and satellite technologies to deliver the most cost-effective solutions tailored to an agency's specific requirements,” he said.
In addition, managed services are particularly valuable for small and medium-sized field offices that need to connect to the agency’s cloud or meet mandated requirements for telework, Bardo said. Backed by enterprise-grade service level agreements (SLAs), Hughes delivers end-to-end managed services with top performance, reliability, and assured security, providing the benefits to federal agencies, he said. Those benefits are:
- Fully managed services from a single provider—one vendor, one bill
- A tailored architecture designed for an agency's security and information technology requirements
- Access to a national managed broadband network
- Data, voice and video capabilities
- A multi-transport broadband network (e.g., DSL, cable, 3G, satellite)
- The highest wide area network (WAN) performance possible
- Turnkey implementation