AT&T snags $75M DOD contract for long-haul, private network services

AT&T (NYSE: T) has won a contract with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) that's worth up to $74.6 million over a five-year period, further strengthening its bond with the U.S. defense agency.

Under the terms of the agreement, AT&T will provider telecom services that support U.S. senior leadership communications between select Department of Defense aircraft and ground stations across the continental U.S. and worldwide locations.

Specifically, AT&T will provide long-haul telecommunications and related transmission circuits.

Each of these circuits will support the government's restricted-use, ultra-high frequency communications platform.  What's different about these services is that they are resilient to keep continuous communications under duress.

AT&T has continued to find new business with the Department of Defense. Joining CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL), Level 3, Verizon Business (NYSE: VZ) and a host of other service providers, AT&T won a ticket to compete for business on DISA's $4.3 billion service contract in December 2015.

As a primary contractor on the GSA's Networx Enterprise and Networx Universal contract vehicles, AT&T is now preparing for GSA's Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract, the follow-on to the multi-billion dollar Networx telecom contract.

For more:
- see the release

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