Communications startup Segovia Inc. of Herndon, Va., has built a global network architecture that allows it to quickly deploy broadband services worldwide. From its network center in Virginia, Segovia offers a variety of voice and data services for a monthly fee using bandwidth from commercial satellites. The company serves the Defense, State and Homeland Security departments and has partnered with GTSI Corp. and Sprint Corp. to sell and deploy its services. It is available through a variety of contracting vehicles, including FTS2001, which is administered by the General Services Administration.
The Defense Department bought Segovia network services in Afghanistan and Iraq. Segovia provides broadband connections to 146 mobile welfare sites in Iraq, each site with up to 20 computers and 10 IP-based phones. Soldiers can use the Internet or make calls home.