Lumen Offer Government 5G Services
July 20, 2021
and Lumen Technologies have 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.
The wireless access service from T-Mobile and Lumen is now part of the
extensive Lumen product portfolio available to federal agencies via the
General Services Administration's (GSA) 15-year, $50 billion Enterprise
Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) program. Lumen is one of nine vendors
that were awarded a coveted spot on EIS, a multiple-award contract
vehicle for federal government agencies to purchase IT and telecom
infrastructure services that meet strict government security standards.
"Government agencies need scalable, secure networks with edge cloud
computing services located where essential data is acquired, analyzed
and acted upon for quick and easy access," said David Young, senior vice
president of the Lumen public sector and global hyperscaler business.
"That's why we're offering a wireless access service designed to meet
government agencies' mission needs out in the field, thanks to hundreds
of thousands of Lumen fiber miles connected to various edge and cloud
computing hubs and paired with T-Mobile's industry leading 5G network."
This service helps government agencies allocate bandwidth from one
centralized location to multiple hubs and field sites, including pop-up
locations, as part of smart government initiatives involving the
internet of things (IoT). It can also be used to support mission
critical applications, data access and storage, system backups,
continuity of operations, emergency response and disaster recovery
efforts at either permanent or temporary sites like field hospitals or
pairing America's largest, fastest, and most reliable 5G network with
the Lumen edge computing platform, we can deliver wireless access
services to government agencies looking to optimize their mission
critical networks and applications across cloud, data center and edge
computing locations," said David Bezzant, vice president, T-Mobile for
Government and Public Sector.
This joint wireless access solution addresses the pressing need of
government agencies to transform their networks to meet IT modernization
goals and tackle the data-intensive challenges facing them across a
variety of use cases. It builds on the April announcement where the
Lumen fiber network and edge computing assets are increasingly
positioned alongside T-Mobile's industry-leading wireless network to
serve customers in both the public and private sectors.