As a global communications technology leader, Verizon is building next-generation broadband networks to provide customers ubiquitous broadband connectivity and mobility to meet their future needs. The appetite for new and innovative broadband services is insatiable, and with the promise of more advanced devices and applications, the company is gearing up to lead the way. For Paul Bates, Verizon Business’ vice president for global enterprise solution, taking the company to the next level means deploying the latest technology. Bates recently spoke to ExecutiveBiz up and coming wireline and wireless broadband services to watch within the federal space.
EB: What are the latest security solutions you are seeing in the federal space?
Paul Bates: I split security solutions into a two areas: cyber security solutions and information assurance, which includes managed security services. We are seeing more requirements where the government is looking for security partners so they can leverage commercial best practices and efficiencies in managed services. The work we are doing for DHS is a great example of the kind of partnership I see between government and industry going forward. There also is strong interest in “green“ services like our Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) solution, including our current Converged Fiber-to-the Desktop offering, that I think will be a big player in that world.