AT&T announced it has won a $20 million order from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency. The deal is part of the General Services Administration’s Networx Universal program, a 10-year, $20 billion program that allows federal agencies to upgrade telecom services from one of the telecom providers awarded a Networx contract.
Under the terms of the 4-year agreement, AT&T Government Solutions will build a voice network for the Customs and Border Protection agency’s 41,000 employees based throughout the country. The network will be scalable to allow for adoption of more advanced applications in the future. The contract also has three 2-year extension options.
AT&T provides voice and data services to a number of other Homeland Security agencies, including the U.S. Coast Guard, the U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement and the Transportation Security Administration.
In a separate announcement, AT&T said that the Asia-Pacific region is its fastest-growing region globally, with retail revenue growing 22% from 2006 to 2007. India specifically was home to the fastest growth, with revenue growing 85% year over year; China was second with 31% growth.