Texas A&M, the College Station, Texas based university, will transition their current TDM telecommunications infrastructure to an all IP network over the next three years. The transition will be managed by Verizon Business under a new $20 million three year master services agreement. The new network will provide a single converged voice and data IP network, eliminating the need for two separate voice and data networks. “Our traditional copper infrastructure was more than 50 years old in some areas, and we needed a long-term solution,” said Dr. Walt Magnussen, director for telecommunications at Texas A&M University in a Verizon Business press release. “By deploying state-of-the-art voice-over-IP technology, we can meet the long-term needs of students and faculty at the university for years to come.’’ Texas A&M has a 5,000 acre campus, 48,000+ students, and 2,800+ faculty. Both Verizon and Texas A&M hope to have 3,000 lines converted this year.
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