AT&T wins $182 mn tech contract from USAID

AT&T has won a $182 million technology contract from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to support its domestic and international wireless and wireline connectivity needs.
AT&T Store SnellvilleAT&T will to provide wireline voice and data services to USAID domestic locations while significantly expanding the scope of services. AT&T will consolidate USAID’s disparate networks onto the AT&T global IP voice network and provide mission critical connectivity in support of an additional 90 USAID international locations.

AT&T said it expects to transform connectivity in USAID data centers, integrate satellite connectivity to support communications across the globe, and provide mobile data solutions that will allow USAID personnel to establish mobile hot spots in locations where connectivity is scarce.

Work is underway to transition USAID to global IP network. The transition is expected to be completed in early 2023.