Avaya Awarded Contract in $4 Billion Global U.S. Army Base Communications Upgrade Project
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Avaya has been named one of 10 companies selected to participate in a $4 billion U.S. Army project that will overhaul voice and data communications infrastructures of U.S. Army bases worldwide. Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV) is a leading global provider of business communications applications, systems and services.
The Infrastructure Modernization (IMOD) contract will support the Army’s Installation Information Infrastructure Modernization Program (I3MP) with a single integrated communications system to seamlessly integrate voice, data, inside/outside cable plant and transmission products and services.
Under the indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract for the IMOD project, each contractor will be awarded a minimum guarantee delivery order, with ordering under all ten (10) contracts, collectively, subject to a total of $4 billion.
“Infrastructure Modernization is one of my top priorities. IMOD will enhance communications and networking capabilities at posts, camps and stations worldwide,” said Lt. Gen. Steven W. Boutelle, the Chief Information Officer/G-6 of the Army. “This will enable better, faster flows of information transmitted through voice and data and will be a good thing for warfighters everywhere.”
“Avaya has worked strategically with the Army and other departments of the armed services for many years, developing communications solutions that deliver the specific requirements these specialized organizations require,” said Lou D’Ambrosio, senior vice president and president, Sales and Marketing, Avaya. “The IMOD contract is important because it will give the Army an effective and convenient way to solicit their infrastructure requirements among systems integrators and bring solutions quickly to support the warfighter. We look forward to and are proud to be working with the Army to successfully drive the IMOD initiatives.”
Avaya’s Internet protocol (IP) telephony solutions were the first to be government-certified in key categories for U.S. military command and control applications worldwide, including the more rigorous “Small End Office” (SMEO) category. These government classifications refer to specific military and security functions required by most U.S. military sites. Avaya continues to be the only vendor certified in the SMEO category for IP telephony, which requires 99.999 percent reliability, duplicated processors and no single point of failure in order to support critical command and control missions.
Avaya Inc. designs, builds and manages communications networks for more than 1 million businesses worldwide, including over 90 percent of the FORTUNE 500®. Focused on businesses large to small, Avaya is a world leader in secure and reliable Internet protocol (IP) telephony systems and communications software applications and services.
Driving the convergence of voice and data communications with business applications - and distinguished by comprehensive worldwide services - Avaya helps customers leverage existing and new networks to achieve superior business results. For more information visit the Avaya website: www.avaya.com.
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