AT&T Inc. won a contract with the U.S. Army to unify and modernize communications capabilities for about 1 million users worldwide.
Under the contract, AT&T will provide services including voice, video, chat, instant messaging and screen-sharing to Army personnel, enabling connectivity, collaboration and information-sharing in support of the Army's daily operations throughout the world. The services will be available to Army personnel, both in the U.S. and abroad, on desktops, laptops and approved mobile devices. The Army will not need to purchase new equipment.
The U.S. Army's modernization efforts align with Department of Defense strategies to use commercial cloud services, according to an Oct. 9 press release.