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How is DISH approaching 5G monetization?

Competitors are focused on FWA and MEC as routes to 5G monetization With operators spending billions to deploy, package and sell connectivity-backed solutions, 5G monetization has moved front-and-center in operator's messaging. Verizon, for instance, recently laid out its three-year service revenue outlook and sees fixed...

DISH Chairman says 5G deployment is six months behind schedule

In building a cloud-native Open RAN network, "We found that we had to become a system integrator" While DISH said this week on an earnings call it is behind schedule on its 5G deployment, the new facilities-based wireless carrier said it will light up service...

The Sunday Brief: The John Malone CNBC interview—explained and deciphered

Holiday greetings from the Midwest (pictured is our Thanksgiving view of Table Rock Lake from our Branson family rental) and South Central US.  We hope everyone had a restful Thanksgiving week and look forward to seeing those of you attending CES early next month.  Speaking...

Dish selects Equinix as connectivity infrastructure provider for 5G network

Equinix will provide digital infrastructure services to support Dish’s cloud-native, Open RAN-based 5G network. As a result, Dish will have access to the infrastructure company’s International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers across the U.S. “Dish is taking the lead in delivering on the promise of...

DISH ‘seeing significant traction’ around private enterprise 5G networks

DISH planning Q4 beta test of 5G network in Las Vegas; construction to be largely complete by end of Q3 In its ongoing effort to shield customers from coming 3G network shutdowns while working on resell arrangements with both AT&T and T-Mobile US, DISH is...

Kagan: Wireless deal good for DISH, AT&T, but not for T-Mobile US

Congratulations to both Dish and AT&T on this new deal. And sorry to T-Mobile. Earlier this week there was a major announcement. Dish will be an MVNO reseller of the AT&T Mobility network. That’s great news for Dish and their investors because they can...

Dish selects Oracle to enable SBA for its 5G core

Dish has selected Oracle to enable a Service-Based Architecture (SBA) for its 5G core, the former said in a release. SBA, part of the 3GPP 5G standard, enables network services to be rapidly incorporated into new applications by Dish or Dish customers through automated, intelligent...

ATC invests in different areas to be ready for continued 5G rollouts: CEO

American Tower Corporation (ATC) has been investing in more efficient and scalable power solutions at many of the company’s sites to be ready for the requirements of U.S. carriers extending their 5G networks nationwide, the company’s President and CEO, Tom Bartlett, said during a...

VMware paves the way for virtualized RAN with new platform

VMware has announced the launch of its VMware Telco Cloud Platform RAN, a platform that enables Communication service providers (CSPs) to virtualize radio access network (RAN) functions and implement an open RAN architecture. “A modern, open, and disaggregated RAN offers CSPs the single best opportunity...

Dish vendor updates: Towers, transport and 5G security

American Tower, Netcracker, Palo Alto Networks latest vendors tapped for Dish 5G build Dish executives are looking toward some sort of commercial 5G service this year and, in pursuit of that, continue to onboard vendors to help them become the fourth facilities-based carrier in the...

Dish taps four fiber providers for 5G transport

Latest Dish 5G vendors are Everstream, Segra, Uniti and Zayo As part of its ongoing vendor selection process associated with a nationwide standalone 5G network build, Dish this week announced it is working with fiber providers Everstream, Segra, Uniti and Zayo for it's Open RAN...

Samsung’s 5G vRAN adoption could be a key turning point for the industry

The virtualization of cellular networks has been ongoing for some time. But virtualizing the Radio Access Network (RAN) has always been an enigma and was the final frontier for the trend. The rising star of 5G infrastructure business—Samsung—jumped on to the virtualized RAN (vRAN)...

Dish embracing O-RAN; selects Altiostar and Fujitsu

The decision is being seen by some as an attempt to better align itself with Japanese firm Rakuten Dish Network will use Altiostar’s cloud-native O-RAN compliant solution for its 5G network buildout, providing the carrier with openness, modularity, agility and scalability. The Altiostar solution leverages...

Sharing spectrum licenses to boost network capacity in the greatest time of need (Reader Forum)

We measured spectrum usage in two markets and were able to verify that T-Mobile and AT&T are using spectrum licenses on loan from others to improve their wireless services.    National U.S. operators T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T were loaned spectrum licenses that were not being used...

The Sunday Brief: The economizing effects of the essential economy

Greetings from Lake Norman and Charlotte, North Carolina where temperatures are above average and sunrises are magnificent.  Social distancing with a lake breeze – one of the many advantages of being a Tar Heel state resident.  This has been a tough week in the markets...

Crown Castle to deploy 10,000 small cell nodes this year: CEO

  Crown Castle expects to deploy approximately 10,000 small cell nodes in 2020, the company's CEO Jay Brown said during a conference call with investors. “2019 was a terrific year, as we've successfully deployed approximately 10,000 small cell nodes,  making it the highest year of production...

Dish dreams big, hopes to deliver 5G internet to 70% of Americans by 2023

Dish is building a 5G network 'from the ground up' Dish Network said that it plans to soon release a request for information/request for proposal on telecom transport services, and revealed its intention to provide standalone 5G broadband coverage to 70% of Americans by June...

Kagan: Will Dish help T-Mobile win Sprint merger?

Dish Network is in-play in the T-Mobile, Sprint merger trial. Dish said they will become the number four wireless competitor, so the deal should be approved. While I love their commitment, spunk and confidence, they have absolutely zero wireless history and experience. So how...

Must MVNOs be more than that to turn out large and successful? (Analyst Angle)

While mobile virtual network operators may appear to be back in fashion, none of them are significant players among US wireless carriers.  The largest of what are commonly—but incorrectly—called MVNOs, including Boost and Metro in the US, have long since ceased to be MVNOs,...

The Sunday Brief: The case against the T-Mobile/Sprint merger

Greetings from Davidson, North Carolina, and Virginia Beach, Virginia (sunrise pictured), where we are enjoying several days of R&R prior to two weeks of travel.  This week’s TSB will contain an update on and a detailed analysis of the state attorneys general case against...

FCC Chairman circulating draft order to approve Sprint/T-Mobile US merger

Sprint and T-Mobile US reportedly exploring settlement of state-level lawsuits The Department of Justice recently gave Sprint and T-Mobile US approval for a long-pending $26 billion merger with extensive concessions. And now Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, has circulated a draft order...

Kagan: How John Legere and Charlie Ergen plan to reinvent wireless

When the smoke clears and the T-Mobile, Sprint merger is complete, we may be hearing quite a bit more from both John Legere and Charlie Ergen. The merged company will be run by Legere, current head of T-Mobile. It also looks like Ergen of...

American Tower sees long-term opportunities with T-Mo-Sprint merger

American Tower expects to see long-term benefits from the merger between T-Mobile U.S. and Sprint, the company’s CEO James Taiclet said during a conference call with investors. “American Tower continue to expect that these developments will likely result in net positive impacts on our U.S....

As it preps to enter wireless market, DISH reports subscriber, revenue losses

Divestiture of Sprint/T-Mobile US assets gives DISH market entrée The U.S. Department of Justice last week removed a major barrier to finalization of Sprint and T-Mobile US' plan for a $26 billion merger. Including in the consent decree are conditions that require Sprint to get...

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