Lumen has been picked by the U.S. Postal Service to modernize the network that services more than 32,000 post offices and mail processing facilities.
The work is being contracted as a task order under the Telecommunications Integrated Postal Network – Enhancement vehicle. TIPN-E has an $800 million ceiling shared across multiple vendors.
Lumen officials estimated the value of this task order at under$100 million.
The company will provide the postal service with secure broadband, wireless access, software-defined networking, and managed network services. The services will help the postal service improve how locations connect, collaborate and interact with 900-some IT applications, the company said.
“The U.S. Postal Service has an essential mission to provide the nation with reliable, affordable and universal mail service, and they chose Lumen to deliver secure, best-in-class network services to thousands of locations,” said Zain Ahmed, senior vice president of Lumen public sector.
Lumen will provide solutions that will optimize its network availability, performance and cost efficiency as well as provide real-time network monitoring and analytics.
Posted by Nick Wakeman on Sep 28, 2021 at 2:33 PM
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