Lumen Technologies has secured a contract to deliver crucial network transport and communication services in the US Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) area of responsibility (AOR).

Valued at approximately $1.5bn, the contract has been awarded by the US Defense Information Systems Agency (DiSa ).

The performance period of this indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract is between August 2022 to August 2032.

As part of this ten-year award, the company will provide high capacity, end-to-end communications services and capabilities, including internet, ethernet and wavelengths, to the Defense Information Systems Network (DISN).

All these crucial services will support the country’s interests across various strategically complex regions, including Alaska.

Furthermore, the effort will allow the US Department of Defense (Dod ) to attain the national security objectives across 36 countries in the Asia Pacific region.

Lumen public sector senior vice-president Zain Ahmed said: “Lumen is extremely proud to serve the USINDOPACOM with essential mission services that help protect and defend US territory, our people and the country’s national interests.

“We are delivering the always-on network infrastructure so the US DoD can focus on its mission to enhance the stability of the Asia Pacific region, promote security cooperation with our allies and partners, respond to emerging situations, deter aggression and if necessary, fight to win.”

Under the other terms of this contract, Lumen Technologies will work as a trusted provider for resilient and secure network services. It will facilitate secure transmission of data, imagery, video and voice traffic.

The associated work will establish a network infrastructure backbone for the USINDOPACOM, which is responsible for bringing the US Navy, Army, Air Force and Marine Corps forces together within one region.