Smartphones can now communicate on 90 percent of the Earth not covered by traditional wireless networks. The Iridium AxcessPoint Mail and Web App provides email and Internet connections and features a built-in firewall to block extraneous Internet traffic.
AT&T Mobility Limited Liability Corporation, Hanover, Maryland; Sprint-Nextel, Reston, Virginia; T-Mobile USA Incorporated, Bellevue, Washington; and Verizon Wireless, Laurel, Maryland, are each being awarded a multiple award task order contract to provide wireless service and devices to the Navy. The maximum dollar value, including the base period and one six-month option period, for all four contracts combined is $96 million. These four contractors may compete for task orders under the terms and conditions of the awarded contract.