DISH Wireless Launches Virtual Open RAN 5G Network with Samsung – Samsung Global Newsroom

DISH Wireless Launches Virtual Open RAN 5G Network with Samsung – Samsung Global Newsroom

DISH Wireless Launches Virtual Open RAN 5G Network with Samsung – Samsung Global Newsroom

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Samsung delivers initial shipment of 24,000 5G radios, and first RAN-supported sites virtualized by Samsung go live on DISH Wireless Open RAN cloud-based 5G network

Samsung Electronics and DISH Network Corporation (NYSE: DISH) have launched Samsung-supported sites for the DISH Wireless 5G network, marking the beginning of Samsung’s role in the carrier’s nationwide rollout. With Samsung providing an initial shipment of 24,000 Open RAN-enabled radios1 and 5G virtualized RAN (vRAN) software solutions, the companies are accelerating the deployment of the DISH network across the United States, which is poised to provide reliable and fast nationwide coverage to DISH Wireless network users.


“Samsung is a key player in the DISH Wireless Open RAN ecosystem, created in collaboration with other Open RAN leaders such as Dell, VMware, AWS and others,” said Marc Rouanne, EVP and Chief Network Officer, DISH Wireless. “Samsung’s 5G vRAN solutions and our shared innovation process enable DISH Wireless to continue building an open, interoperable, multi-vendor DISH 5G network as we move towards reaching 70% of the US population. »

▲ Deployment and testing of Samsung supported sites for DISH 5G network is ongoing.

Since announcement of their multi-year agreement in May 2022, DISH Wireless and Samsung have advanced their collaboration moving from field testing to successfully activating the first live Samsung sites within the DISH Wireless 5G network. For this deployment, Samsung has provided its comprehensive portfolio of 5G solutions, including its Virtualized Distributed Unit (vDU), Virtualized Central Processing Unit (vCU), and Open RAN-enabled 5G radios, which support DISH spectrum bands. Samsung has also built new Open RAN compatible dual-band and tri-band radios specific to this deployment.

“DISH Wireless is an innovator in mobile technologies and we are excited to reach new heights of connectivity together, validating the immense potential that virtualization and openness can bring to the industry,” said Junehee Lee, vice -Executive Chairman, Head of Global Sales and Marketing. , Enterprise Networks, Samsung Electronics. “This milestone advances the large-scale deployment of Samsung’s vRAN in the United States and we look forward to continuing our work with DISH Wireless to accelerate the expansion of 5G and lead the delivery of next-generation connectivity across the country.”

DISH Wireless and Samsung will continue to innovate within the DISH Open RAN architecture to provide customers with fast and reliable service and set the stage for DISH Wireless to offer businesses a wide range of new services and enhanced capabilities.

About DISH Wireless

DISH Wireless, a subsidiary of DISH Network Corporation, is changing the way the world communicates with America’s First Smart Network™. In 2020, the company became a nationwide US mobile carrier through the acquisition of Boost Mobile. DISH continues to innovate in wireless, building the nation’s first O-RAN 5G virtualized broadband network, and includes Boost Infinite, Boost Mobile and Gen Mobile wireless brands. DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is a Fortune 200 company.

1 24,000 delivered as of 12/31/2022


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