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Avaya To Update Army Communications

MANHASSET, N.Y. — Communications network company Avaya Inc. has been selected as one of 10 companies to participate in a $4 billion U.S. Army project that will overhaul voice and data communications infrastructures of U.S. Army bases worldwide.

Avaya Inc. (Basking Ridge, N.J.) will participate in The Infrastructure Modernization (IMOD) contract supporting the Army's Installation Information Infrastructure Modernization Program (I3MP), that will set up a single integrated communications system combining voice, data, inside/outside cable plant and transmission products and services.

Under the indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract for the IMOD project, each contractor will be awarded a minimum guarantee delivery order, with ordering under all ten contracts, collectively totaling $4 billion.

"Infrastructure Modernization is one of my top priorities. IMOD will enhance communications and networking capabilities at posts, camps and stations worldwide," said Lt. Gen. Steven Boutelle, a chief information officer of the Army. "This will enable better, faster flows of information transmitted through voice and data and will be a good thing for warfighters everywhere."

"The IMOD contract is important because it will give the Army an effective and convenient way to solicit their infrastructure requirements among systems integrators and bring solutions quickly to support the warfighter," said Lou D' Ambrosio, senior vice president and president, sales and marketing, Avaya, in a statement.