The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded AT&T Government Solutions several task orders worth up to $48 million to provide satellite-based voice, video and Internet services to deployed military personnel overseas. The award is part of a 2009 MWR Business Operations Division indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract.
AT&T and its partners will design, deploy and maintain a satellite and IP-based mobile communications network to support the U.S. Marine Corp’s morale portable satellite communications program, which connects service members with friends and family.
“The U.S. military needed a global network that could handle large volumes of morale-type voice, video and data traffic that did not affect mission-critical networks, ” said AT&T Government VP John Klebonis. “AT&T’s solution provides the U.S. Marine Corps and other U.S. military services with access to commercially-available services, supported by around-the-clock maintenance and support.”