GSA awards AT&T Government Solutions $18 million telepresence contract

AT&T Government Solutions continues to make inroads in the public sector's migration to the Networx contract with an estimated $18 million task order to provide its telepresence products for the General Service Administration (GSA).

Leveraging Cisco's Telepresence products, AT&T (NYSE: T) will initially deploy telepresence rooms at 15 of GSA's U.S. locations to create a Managed Network Service (MNS) Telepresence. Each of the telepresence rooms will be installed at the 11 GSA regional headquarters (Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, Kansas City, Mo., Fort Worth, Denver, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C.) and four additional D.C. locations, and will be available for use by the GSA and other federal agencies.

Although the GSA will be the first agency to be able to use the centers because they are located in their buildings, other agencies will be able to purchase remaining time on a pay-as-you-go model.

Awarded under the GSA Networx Enterprise vehicle, the task order has a performance period through the expiration of AT&T's Networx Enterprise contract at the end of May 2017.

AT&T will provide a host of solutions, including design, planning, deployment, concierge, maintenance and on-going support; network connectivity and transport; room-system hardware; and network-based inter-company bridging at 15 GSA locations. GSA users will also be able to access AT&T Business Exchange, a meet-me business-to-business collaboration technology that allows multiple companies or agencies in various locations to connect with one another.

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