Verizon, SAIC team for converged business

A new fiber-to-the-desktop solution delivered by Verizon Business and Science Applications International Corp. aims to enable agencies to converge voice, video and data network services, while also providing increased bandwidth speed and reductions in IT-related power consumption.

The new converged solution combines Verizon's single fiber passive optical network technology with SAIC's system and technical service integration capabilities.

"This solution can operate on both a broadband passive optical network and a gigabit passive optical network, which provides room for future growth in the Gigabit and Terabit ranges on the desktop," said Jeff McGaughey, SAIC IT modernization division manager.

"No active electronics, repeaters or other equipment are needed to boost the signal for seven miles," McGaughey said.

SAIC of San Diego ranks No. 5 on Washington Technology's 2007 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.

Verizon Communications Inc. of New York City ranks No. 19 on the list.

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Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Washington Technology.

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