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AT&T Government Solutions Awarded $22 Million by the United States Postal Service for Enterprise VPN Network Services


Vienna, Virginia.-AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) has announced that AT&T Government Solutions has been awarded up to $22 million under the Postal Advanced Telecommunications Network (PATN) contract. AT&T will upgrade 1,800 United States Postal Service (USPS) facilities with its Enhanced Virtual Private Network (EVPN) service.

The project will increase the total number of AT&T-managed EVPN sites to more than 5,500. The EVPN service provides seamless, integrated high speed connectivity to support next-generation applications across the USPS nationwide network. The period of performance is up to three years.

“AT&T is delighted in the U.S. Postal Service’s continued trust in our proven ability to deliver our industry-leading VPN services, which help the Postal Service meet its business objectives,” said Don Herring, senior vice president, AT&T Government Solutions. “With our proven track record for large implementations, AT&T has the expertise to help the U.S. Postal Service reduce costs and achieve better network efficiencies. In addition, our AT&T VPN platform also provides the U.S. Postal Service with the opportunity to leverage AT&T’s other core services, such as VoIP, security and disaster recovery.”

AT&T will provide Managed Services, which include engineering and design, on-site installation and proactive network management and reporting. AT&T’s global Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)-enabled network will serve as the platform for this VPN solution.

The USPS is one of many federal agencies facing increased traffic demands from the widespread deployment of next-generation application deployments across their organizations. EVPN solutions are a robust, scalable and cost-effective way to address federal agencies’ growing bandwidth demands while increasing overall network performance.

In 2006, AT&T upgraded more than 3,000 fully managed EVPN sites as part of a widespread USPS-Enterprise Site Upgrade initiative.


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