AT&T Renews $10.4M Contract with Navy for VoIP Services
June 05, 2014
By Monica Gleberman
Big things happening over at AT&T (News - Alert) after the mobile service received a $10.4 million contract to begin working with the U.S. Navy by providing them with a cloud-based VoIP 911 call routing solution.
This renewed contract will allow for AT&T’s cloud-based voice-over Internet protocol (VoIP) to continue working on and offering the Navy four geographically diverse AT&T data centers. These centers allow those working in remote areas to have open communication when necessary and have a reliable network to get jobs done.
"The AT&T 911 platform enables seamless site integration within current Navy infrastructure and places the Navy in a pre-eminent place in addressing the 911 enhancements specified in the ‘Ft. Hood After Action’ report,” said Kay Kapoor, president, AT&T Government Solutions.
With the previous contract, AT&T was able to setup 61 call taker worker stations that were deployed in five regional dispatch centers and three hybrid local dispatch centers. All of them are capable of communicating with one another, making 911 calls, and all are compatible with next-generation technology making them one of the most advance communication tools on the market for the Navy.
"AT&T Government Solutions is proud to serve the U.S. Navy," said Kay Kapoor, President, AT&T Government Solutions. "The AT&T 911 platform enables seamless site integration within current Navy infrastructure and places the Navy in a pre-eminent place in addressing the 911 enhancements specified in the Ft. Hood After Action report."
The signing of this contract means not only has AT&T lived up to his first deal with the Navy, but has plans on expanding the worker stations, along with implementing new next-generation tools to keep our armed forced at the highest level of communication possible. Having access to these 911 calls and/or new technology coming down the pike will only enhance those who are sacrificing their lives to help keep the United States safe.
The 911 emergency line runs through the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) standards-based on open architecture to support the evolving 911 networks. Don’t think it’s just the Navy who gets the benefits. Currently, AT&T provides about 2,500 U.S. public safety answering points using a call handing solution. This contract just further points out the importance of communication and AT&T’s technology.
Edited by Alisen Downey
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