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Test and Measurement: ‘Opportunities for improvement’ in Rakuten Mobile’s 5G Open RAN, SRG finds

Rakuten Mobile's Open RAN 5G network leaves something to be desired in terms of both spectral efficiency and performance, according to new testing from Signals Research Group. SRG conducted the tests over three days in late April, looking at both Rakuten's 5G and LTE networks....

Dish’s 5G service goes live in Las Vegas

Dish launched its new greenfield 5G service in Las Vegas. Customers will need a Motorola Edge Plus until other phones are qualified.

Samsung ‘joins the Dish Network 5G journey’ as Open RAN provider

Dish Network also said that it is currently testing its 5G network using the Samsung Galaxy S22 Dish Network has selected Samsung to provide its 5G Open RAN-compliant virtualized RAN (vRAN) solutions and radio units across its U.S. markets. The Samsung radios — some of...

Dish picks Ceragon for 5G transport

Ceragon Networks said this week that DISH Wireless has picked its IP-50 platform to provide 5G transport services.

DISH Wireless building a 5G ‘network of networks’ for enterprise transformation

DISH partnered with Dell Technologies for IT and enterprise expertise DISH Wireless is in the midst of building out a brand new, nationwide 5G network architected using cloud-native and Open RAN principles, with Kubernetes-based management at its heart. Beyond consumer mobile broadband services, DISH Wireless...

Hughes secures contract to deploy private 5G Standalone network for DoD

The private 5G Standalone network will utilize spectrum from DISH Wireless Hughes Network Systems announced the award of an $18 million contract from the Department of Defense (DoD) to deploy a Standalone 5G network at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Washington state. The deal was...

Kagan: Dish has unique, one-time opportunity entering 5G wireless

A couple years ago T-Mobile US acquired Sprint with the help of Dish Network who wanted to get into wireless themselves. Word was, Dish was going to become the fourth largest wireless provider. We expected to see them rapidly building 5G throughout the country,...

How will Dish Network monetize 5G in the enterprise?

Dish has previously claimed that its private enterprise 5G capabilities are “unique” compared to other Tier 1 providers Amidst its greenfield 5G network buildout in the United States, Dish Network has also emphasized the importance of serving the enterprise space, focusing particularly on providing network...

Dish and FreedomFi pilot neutral-host CBRS 5G hot spot network

FreedomFi co-founder: 'Dish is working with us to enable the use of GAA CBRS spectrum to pioneer an entirely new way to connect people and things' Dish is piloting the world’s first community-driven, neutral-host CBRS hotspot network in collaboration with FreedomFi, an open 5G networking...

Talent Retention in a Hot Market with DISH Wireless’ Nichole Thomas and Katie Flynn

Talent retention can be a difficult matter for many businesses. One company, however, seems to have found a formula for success. In this episode, Carrie Charles is joined by the Head of Wireless Talent Acquisition for DISH Network, Katie Flynn, and the Regional VP...

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...

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