Lucent Technologies and ICS Telecom Awarded Communications Contract Valued at up to $50 Million with the U.S. Department Of Justice for Networking the Executive Offices of U.S. Attorneys
Major Government Agency Plans to Transform Telecommunications Capabilities with Secure VoIP Migration Program
JULY 25, 2006, MURRAY HILL, N.J. -- Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU) and ICS Telecom (ICS) announced today that they are one of two teams awarded a multiple award, multi-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract from the Executive Offices of the U.S. Attorney (EOUSA) in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). The 7-year contract is valued at up to $50 million and includes the planned migration to a secure Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) network, in addition to providing traditional telephony equipment and maintenance services.
The converged EOUSA communications network will support 260 offices throughout every state and U.S. territory. The VoIP migration will enable voice, data and application sharing across a common IP backbone. The multi-purpose network carries unclassified, sensitive and classified information and also extends to share critical information with both local and state law enforcement agencies.
Over the past 18-months, Lucent was a part of the EOUSA efforts to design and implement a pilot VoIP program. The pilot program included solution planning and design, system architecture, integration, testing and migration planning for 4 cities and up to 120 users.
“New technologies like VoIP will revolutionize the way the government will be able to securely and efficiently communicate,” said Dan Bigbie, vice president, Government Solutions, Lucent Technologies. “Lucent is proud to bring its unique set of capabilities including its experience integrating complex multi-vendor networks, past performance building and securing VoIP networks and ability to meet the rigorous standards and work with ICS Telecom to serve the DOJ.”
Lucent and ICS form a unique team for this project combining the resources of one of the largest telecommunications services and equipment providers in the world with the unique skills of a successful and highly responsive small telecommunications company.
“As a small business we have had a long-standing record of providing superior communications services to federal and state and local governments,” I.C. Shah, president, ICS Telecom, “We are confident that our team is well-prepared to meet the challenges the DOJ is facing today and well into the future.”
Lucent Technologies has been designing, engineering, integrating, and implementing high-quality, end-to-end communications and data networking solutions for the U.S. military and other government and commercial customers through a corporate evolution that has spanned over 130 years since its founding as Western Electric Company in 1872.
ICS Telecom (ICS) is a successful privately owned telecommunications company since 1976, with over 4,500 customers in the upstate New York area and many more across the country. ICS has evolved as a leader in offering a voice, data, and network services providing unmatched integration and customer implementation. ICS Telecom is a certified SDB- Small Disadvantaged Business. ICS Telecom was awarded its own GSA contract in 2003 for services. ICS is an authorized agent for the GSA schedules for Inter-Tel, Mitel, and Vodavi. ICS Telecom has been providing telecommunications to a major federal agency for over ten years.
About Lucent Technologies
Lucent Technologies designs and delivers the systems, services and software that drive next-generation communications networks. Backed by Bell Labs research and development, Lucent uses its strengths in mobility, optical, software, data and voice networking technologies, as well as services, to create new revenue-generating opportunities for its customers, while enabling them to quickly deploy and better manage their networks. Lucent’s customer base includes communications service providers, governments and enterprises worldwide. For more information on Lucent Technologies, which has headquarters in Murray Hill, N.J., USA, visit http://www.lucent.com.
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