The U.S. Postal Service has selected Lumen Technologies to modernize its network services, under a new USPS multi-vendor, indefinite-quantity, indefinite-delivery contract, the telecom company announced today.
The agreement calls for Lumen to provide USPS with secure, dependable broadband, software-defined networking, wireless access and managed network services. The technologies are expected to enhance connections between more than 32,000 post offices and mail processing sites across the U.S.
“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, in a prepared statement. “Lumen is helping the U.S. Postal Service accomplish its mission by bringing innovative solutions to optimize its network availability, performance and cost-efficiency while providing real-time network monitoring and analytics.”
Lumen has a long history of working with government agencies before.
In July, Lumen and T-Mobile expanded their relationship to help government agencies leverage T-Mobile’s 5G mobile network, combined with the Lumen edge computing platform, to rapidly deploy fixed wireless access service at field locations throughout the U.S.
In addition to federal agencies, the telecom provider is also working with various state governments. Earlier this year, Lumen was named an approved technology provider for both the Georgia Technology Authority (GTA) Direct and the California Network and Telecommunications (CALNET) programs. This means state and local government agencies and educational institutions in Georgia and California can now access Lumen’s technology services and platform through each state’s respective contract vehicle.