Three of the four national carriers have won wireless service contract with the U.S. Navy that is worth up to almost $1 billion over the next five years.
With Sprint notably absent, AT&T, T-Mobile US and Verizon were awardees of the contract, which will provide wireless service and devices to the Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Air Force, other Department of Defense agencies, and other federal agencies. The contract is set up for one base year of work at $198.7 million and four additional option years, for a total of up to $993.5 million.
Four offers were received for the contract, according to the DOD, which said that “work will be performed at various locations throughout the U.S.” starting next month, with the first year of the contract to be completed in November 2018; work under the contract will be completed by November 2022 if all of the optional years are exercised.
As reported by Washington Technology, Sprint has backed away from participating as a headlining federal supplier in recent years. Citing numbers from Deltek, Washington Technology said that “Verizon has been the biggest recipient of Spiral 2 task orders since its award with $135 million in obligations. AT&T is second at $114 million and Sprint is next at $47 million.”
This is the third iteration of the Spiral contract for wireless services, Washington Technology noted: all four national carriers were awarded in the first version, while Verizon, AT&T and Sprint won Spiral 2, and T-Mobile US has re-emerged as a participant in this latest award.
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