(Adds AT&T contract)
NEW YORK May 14 Verizon Business, a unit of
No. 2 U.S. telephone service provider Verizon Communications
Inc (VZ.N), said on Wednesday it has won a contract with the
U.S. Department of Homeland Security worth around $678.5
million over 10 years.
Verizon Business said it will provide Internet protocol
(IP) and security services, as well as emergency communications
services to help the department respond quickly to disasters.
Verizon was the primary winner of the 10-year, $20 billion
contract to provide a full range of telecommunications and
related network services to the federal government.
Verizon said it will help the 22 agencies that are part of
the department combine their separate networks onto a common IP
AT&T Government Solutions, a business unit of AT&T Inc
(T.N), won a $292 million contract to serve as the secondary
network service provider in the Eastern and Western region.
(Reporting by Ritsuko Ando and Ilaina Jonas; Editing by
Richard Chang and Louise Heavens)