Lumen wins CBP network services contract

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently selected Lumen Technologies to provide the mission-critical communications, internet connectivity and network services that support the law enforcement agency’s systems and facilities across the nation and abroad, Monroe, LA-based Lumen announced July 26.

Lumen will provide CBP with a mix of secure, resilient communications services that enable the agency to carry out its essential mission at ports of entry, airports, borders and other facilities in the U.S. and around the world.

The company is serving as a trusted provider of modern network services to the hundreds of CBP locations that support thousands of CBP workers across the globe via Lumen’s edge compute platform. Lumen will support CBP’s mission readiness by enhancing the design, engineering, provisioning, management, transition, maintenance and evolution of the agency’s communications services.

The company will also help CBP with IT modernization efforts by working with the agency to adopt a software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) solution.

“Customs and Border Protection’s 24/7 mission to protect the American people, safeguard borders and enhance the nation’s economic prosperity means they need a proven network provider that can deliver fast, secure and steadfast connectivity,” said Zain Ahmed, senior vice president, Lumen public sector. “CBP put its trust in Lumen to enable next-gen applications and data-driven operations in a world where the reliability and availability of the agency’s network and IT infrastructure must be always on.”

Source: Lumen

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