Verizon Business, a provider of communication services, will help the US Army to modernize its communications infrastructure and systems at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, to support increased bandwidth and converged communications while improving vital communications for military operations now and in the future.
The Army awarded Verizon Business the Fort Huachuca task order, estimated at up to $20 million and covering two and a half years. The task order was issued under the $4 billion infrastructure modernization (IMOD) contract under which the Army is updating communications capabilities at major facilities. The IMOD contract was awarded in 2006 to 10 prime contractors including Verizon Business, which then bid on individual task orders.
Verizon Business will upgrade Fort Huachuca’s outside and inside plant infrastructure, install pre-fabricated communications shelters to store and protect critical communications assets, and modernize the facility’s data network to support increased bandwidth and converged communications requirements for current and future military requirements. The upgrade will enable the post to introduce new IP-based services with the next generation of internet protocol – known as IPv6 – while providing future capabilities to integrate voice, data and video systems into a unified Army network infrastructure.