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DISH Wireless chooses Samsung Electronics to deploy 5G open radio in the US

Megan Robinson
May 3, 2022

Samsung’s 5G solutions will support DISH Wireless’ advance of America’s First Smart Network

DISH Wireless has announced the selection of Samsung Electronics for the deployment of 5G open radio access network solutions across its SMART 5G network.

The multi-year agreement means the companies will collaborate to establish Samsung’s 5G virtualised O-RAN-compliant solutions in markets across the US while supporting DISH’s 5G commercial services.

DISH Wireless president and chief operating officer John Swieringa said: “Samsung’s 5G solutions will play an integral role in our network expansion, giving us the flexibility to deploy our cloud-native network with software-based solutions that support advanced services and operational scalability.” 

Samsung Electronics America executive VP and head of the networks business Mark Louison said: “Samsung is excited to join this 5G journey with DISH, a pioneer in bringing new experiences to households and businesses around the country, leveraging openness and virtualization that sit at the heart of network evolution.” 

“Our advanced 5G vRAN and radio solutions bring telco-grade quality and cloud-based agility together, building on these benefits to enable more customers to experience the full value of commercial 5G Open RAN.”

Extension of collaboration

The partnership will also extend to retail wireless customers to provide them with 5G devices and connect customers to DISH’s SMART 5G network.

DISH is now testing its 5G network using the Samsung Galaxy S22, with plans to continue using Samsung devices throughout the deployment process as a reference platform.

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