AT&T lands contract with US Army National Guard

US carrier AT&T has signed a contract to modernize the US Army National Guard’s command and control network, a deal that could yield up to $15 million over 11 years if all requirements are met.

The GuardNet command and control network spans 11 time zones and more than 124,000 users. It provides telecommunications services to 54 joint forces across the United States and its territories.

AT&T is responsible for providing virtual private network (VPN) services for Army National Guard remote training.

The Army National Guard has requested wired VPNs based on an MPLS architecture, said Lance Spencer, executive vice president of AT&T Public Sector and FirstNet customer for defense. Mobile world live.

“This contract enables future modernization and allows the Army National Guard to utilize existing and future AT&T 5G VPN services while transforming its networking capabilities.”

AT&T will also provide the US Department of Defense with cloud connectivity using its NetBond system, which provides a private connection with VPNs.

The contract was awarded under the US Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) program, a $50 billion program to help government agencies update IT and telecommunications infrastructure.

Verizon, Lumen Technologies, Comcast and MetTel are among the other companies to have won contracts under the program.

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