AT&T signs US Navy contract for cloud-based call-routing technology
The US Navy has awarded a contract to AT&T Government Solutions (AGS) for the delivery of cloud-based VoIP enterprise 911 routing and call-handling technology to its facilities on a national scale.
Under the $10m agreement, the AT&T unit serving a wide range of federal agencies has deployed a network for the US Navy, which is supported by four geographically varied AT&T data centres (ADCs).
The ADCs reportedly offer a flexible and reliable network backbone, as well as complete operational redundancy.
AT&T Government Solutions president Kay Kapoor said: "The AT&T 911 platform enables seamless site integration within [the] 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."
In addition, about 61 call-taker workstations have already been positioned at five regional dispatch centres (RDCs) and three 'hybrid' local dispatch centres to receive 911 calls.
Furthermore, the company claims that the technology will support future migration to improved 911 or next-generation 911 services.
Offering an National Emergency Number Association (NENA) standards-based open architecture to support the evolving 911 network, AT&T currently provides about 2,500 US public safety answering points (PSAPs) with call-handling technologies.
US Navy Awards AT&T Government Solutions $10.4 Million Contract For Nationwide Cloud-Based VoIP 911 Call Routing Solution
02 June 2014
AT&T Government Solutions (AGS), a division of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T), and the unit within AT&T that serves a wide range of federal agencies, today announced it has been awarded a $10.4M contract by the U.S. Navy to continue to provide AT&T's cloud-based VoIP enterprise 911 routing and call handling solutions to Navy facilities nationwide.
The network AT&T has deployed for the Navy is underpinned by four geographically diverse AT&T Data Centers (ADCs) providing a resilient, reliable network backbone and full operational redundancy. In total, 61 call taker workstations have been deployed at five Regional Dispatch Centers (RDCs) and three "hybrid" Local Dispatch Centers to receive 911 calls. In addition, AT&T's solution supports future migration to enhanced 911 or Next Generation 911 services.
"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."