AT&T bags communications contract from U.S. Army

AT&T data plansAT&T has bagged a contract from the U.S. Army to unify and modernize communications capabilities for nearly 1 million users globally.

“Our services will make it easier for Army personnel to connect, collaborate and share information in support of daily operations globally. They include voice, video, chat, instant messaging, presence and screen sharing,” said Kay Kapoor, president, AT&T Global Public Sector.

AT&T said Army mechanics overseas can share screens with experts at a home station to speed repairs. Commanders and their staffs can use live video links to collaborate across different locations or direct troop operations abroad.

Army personnel in the U.S. and abroad will have access to these services on demand from their desktops, laptops, and approved mobile devices.

The Army will not need to buy new equipment. AT&T will manage the Cloud-based services. AT&T will be delivering the Cloud-based services in classified and highly secure unclassified formats.

The U.S. Army’s modernization efforts align with Department of Defense strategies to maintain the military’s technological advantage by using commercial cloud services.