Spotlight: A look at Telecoms participating in Networx

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The General Service Administration's massive Networx telecom contract offers considerably more services than FTS 2001, the current telecom contract offering which expires in June 2011. But while Networx might not immediately lead to a revolution in federal telecom, it has caused significant changes in the telecom industry. 

"Under Networx Universal, participating service providers AT&T (NYSE: T), Qwest (NYSE: Q) and Verizon (NYSE: VZ) have to provide both legacy TDM and next-gen IP services that are currently on the FTS 2001 and Crossover contracts, while Networx Enterprise, which includes Level 3 (NASDAQ: LVLT), Sprint (NYSE: S), AT&T, Qwest and Verizon, is primarily focused on next-gen IP services," explains a recent special report from sister-publication, FierceTelecom. Read FierceTelecom's rising government communications stars