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Dish chief network officer sees big opportunity in enterprise

Speaking at AWS re:Invent, Dish network chief Marc Rouanne says Dish is building a 5G "network of networks" for businesses and enterprise.

Dish taps Rakuten Symphony for network assurance, observability

Dish Network is adding Rakuten Symphony to its Operational Support Systems (OSS) vendor roster, turning to the company and its observability framework (OBF) to collect the telemetry data from all of Dish's network functions, which Dish says will enable the use of artificial intelligence...

Dish to utilize Helium’s blockchain-based incentive network model

In 2014, Dish became the largest company to begin accepting Bitcoin, indicating an early interest in blockchain Dish Network has signed up to be the first major carrier to utilize Helium Network’s blockchain-based incentive model The Helium Network, which is a decentralized open wireless network and...

‘Just a year ago, it sounded like science fiction’: How virtual testing and massive automation play into Dish’s network strategy

The ability to automatically, virtually and in parallel test new 5G Standalone services, slices and software updates in the cloud is key to Dish Network's network strategy and its differentiation, according to Marc Rouanne, Dish EVP and chief network officer for its wireless business....

Dish selects Spirent for core network monitoring

As Dish Network continues to add to its vendors ahead of a planned fourth-quarter 5G beta service launch in Las Vegas, it has selected testing company Spirent Communications for "autonomous" testing of the company's 5G core. Dish says it will be the first telecom...

Dish selects IBM’s automation and orchestration software for cloud-native 5G network

IBM's software will allow Dish to accelerate the creation and delivery of new services and will make 5G network slicing possible IBM is now involved in the United States’ first greenfield cloud-native 5G network, following a deal with Dish Network. IBM will provide its AI-powered...

Dish seeks permit to test 5G using 600MHz spectrum in Denver and Vegas

Dish Network is asking the Federal Communications Commission for a special temporary authorization to use 600 MHz band spectrum currently licensed to Bluewater Wireless for a three month period with the aim of carrying out 5G tests in Denver and Las Vegas using carrier...

Dish aims for 5G beta launch in Las Vegas during Q4: Chairman

Dish Network expects to launch 5G wireless services in Las Vegas in a beta phase during the fourth quarter of the year, the company’s Chairman Charlie Ergen said during a conference call with investors.   The executive said that the 5G network in Las Vegas...

T-Mo bumps up expectations, lands 1.3 million net additions in Q2

T-Mobile US added 627,000 net postpaid phones during the second quarter of 2021 T-Mobile US touted continued strength in customer gains during the second quarter and shrugged off the coming loss of Dish Network wholesale customers to AT&T, saying that the additional capacity on its...

Breaking down the AT&T/Dish network services deal

The $5 billion, 10-year deal involves an MVNO arrangement, AT&T providing 5G transport for Dish, and more Dish Network and AT&T recently struck a $5 billion deal to move Dish's wireless customer traffic — including customers of its Boost Mobile, Ting Mobile and Republic Wireless...

AT&T reports a strong quarter as it sells Vrio, strikes wholesale deal with Dish

Analysts ask: What's the deal with Dish? AT&T saw growth in all three of its areas of focus during the second quarter: Wireless, fiber and HBO Max, but it was the newly announced wholesale deal with Dish Network that drew analysts' attention during the company's...

#TBT: Racing to standardize IoT; FCC dips its toes into rural broadband; Dish eyes spectrum auctions … this week in 2014

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! IoT consortia jockey...

Dish, Nokia put ‘innovation first’ with 5G SA core network deployment on the public cloud

Dish and Nokia will deploy a 5G SA core on AWS public cloud A 5G standalone (SA) deal between Nokia and Dish Network marks the first deployment of 5G on the public cloud. The vendor intends to deploy its 5G SA Core for Dish on Amazon Web Services...

Dish selects Dell for 5G network infrastructure

Dell Technologies and Dish have formed a strategic infrastructure agreement to support the latter’s Open RAN-based 5G network in the U.S. Under this partnership, Dell Technologies will provide Dish with network and edge-compute infrastructure. “By collaborating with Dell Technologies, we will have the hardware and software...

RWA, others ask FCC to delay former Sprint CDMA network shutdown

As Dish Network works to delay T-Mobile US' plans to sunset the former Sprint CDMA network on which many of Dish's Boost Mobile customers still rely, the Rural Wireless Association has joined with seven other groups in sending a letter to the Federal Communications...

#TBT: SD-WAN gathers steam; Verizon signs One Fiber deal with Corning; Deciphering the 600 MHz results … this week in 2017

ditor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Deciphering the 600...

Dish to build its 5G network on AWS’ cloud

Dish Network will rely on Amazon Web Services as the foundation for its cloud-based 5G network, the two companies announced today. Dish and AWS have signed a strategic collaboration agreement, the latest in a string of announcements from Dish as it gears up for...

Dish, American Tower ink lease agreement for up to 20,000 sites

American Tower and Dish Network Corporation have signed a master lease agreement through which the latter company may lease space on up to 20,000 American Tower communications sites. Through the deal, Dish will secure access to American Tower’s U.S. portfolio of communications sites as it...

Dish to acquire Republic Wireless and its wireless customers

Dish will acquire Republic's 200,000 wireless customers Earlier this week, Dish Network revealed plans to acquire Wi-Fi-first mobile virtual network operator Republic Wireless, a move that will transfer about 200,000 wireless customers over to Dish’s care. While the financial terms of the deal have not yet...

Dish inks seven new tower deals to boost its nationwide 5G effort

Dish has signed seven new tower deals to boost its nationwide 5G network infrastructure, the operator said in a release. Dish, which is in the process of constructing a cloud-native, Open RAN-based 5G wireless network, secured new tower agreements with Harmoni Towers, Mobilite, Parallel Infrastructure,...

It’s All Systems Go for DISH Wireless with Dave Mayo

The challenges of building a virtualized, software-driven network from scratch are real. On today’s podcast, Carrie Charles is joined by Dave Mayo, the Executive Vice President of Network Deployment at DISH Network. Dave talks about some of the challenges they’re facing and how they...

Dish-backed firms lose $3.3 billion in bidding credits, FCC confirms

The ruling "will no doubt complicate our efforts, but it will not affect our resolve," says Ergen The Federal Communications Commission has affirmed an earlier decision which found that two companies essentially posed as independent small businesses in order to receive discounted spectrum prices on...

Dish inks infrastructure deal with Crown Castle

Dish Networks has signed its first public infrastructure deal for its future 5G network, putting in place a multi-year anchor tenant agreement with Crown Castle to lease space on up to 20,000 communications towers across the U.S. The agreement also covers fiber backhaul and...

Sell-side analyst to Dish: ‘Convince us that it’s all gonna be OK’

Dish 5G won’t be live in a major market until Q3 2021 David Barden, managing director and senior telecommunications equity research analyst at Bank of America-Merill Lynch, on a third quarter earnings call last week asked Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen what we’ve all been...

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