Dish Networks to Build Virtualized 5G Network From Scratch

SUE MAREK | August 6, 2018

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Satellite TV provider Dish Networks is planning to build a 5G network from the ground up that will provide both IoTconnectivity and low-latency broadband service. And its network will incorporate the latest technologies like virtualization and network slicing.Speaking to investors last Friday, Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen said the company is building a nationwide 5G network. The first phase of that network will deliver narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) services and will be finished in 2020. The second phase will be a 5G network based upon the not-yet-released 3GPP Release 16 standard. That standard, often referred to as “standalone 5G,” is intended to allow operators to launch a 5G network without requiring an underlying 4G network. Ergen said Dish’s advantage is that it doesn’t have legacy 3G and 4G networks to contend with unlike traditional wireless operators like AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint. Instead it can build the network from scratch using state-of-the-art technologies like virtualization and network slicing.

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