Dish chooses Dell for 5G network infrastructure

Dell Technologies and Dish have a strategic infrastructure agreement to support the latest 5G network based on OpenRAN in the United States.

As part of this partnership, Dell Technologies will provide Dish with a network and finite computing infrastructure.

“Working with Dell Technologies provides us with the hardware and software infrastructure we need to harness the power and potential of 5G. Dell’s open ecosystem approach is flexibility and speed. “Helps expand a consistent RAN infrastructure, opens up new business opportunities for both corporate and consumer customers, and completes cloud strategies,” said Mark Rouen, chief network officer at Dish.

Using Dell Technologies’ security software and global supply chain, Dish is deploying Dell’s open hardware and software infrastructure in 5G networks.

Through the deal, Dell and Dish said they were creating a private 5G wireless networking solution, a software-defined broadband network and a cloud platform with multi-access.

The two companies will also jointly develop technologies for Open RAN, SmartNIC, emerging micro-edge colocation, automation of operations and other areas of research and development. The two companies say the joint team will create a solution for multi-access computing technology (MEC) for business and small business opportunities.

As part of the agreement, Dish will deploy Dell EMC PowerEdge servers to cell tower and central RAN sites and will use robust Dell EMC PowerEdge XR11 servers to support private clouds and remote applications.

The two companies have also set up state-of-the-art technology collaboration teams to identify and develop future technologies and investment opportunities.

Dish Network soon count on With Amazon Web Services (AWS) as the basis for 5G cloud-based networks. Dish plans to deploy a cloud 5G network for open radio access in Las Vegas later this year, saying it “connects all hardware and network management resources” through AWS. Dish says it works exclusively with cloud technology providers to integrate them into AWS systems.

Last month cooking selected Oracle allows 5G Core Service-Based Architecture (SBA). SBA, which is part of the 3GPP 5G standard, allows Dish or Dish customers to quickly integrate network services into new applications through automated and intelligent configuration between network functions.

Dish has also signed numerous infrastructure access contracts. American Tower We strengthen our customer base by visiting up to 20,000 sites and acquiring subscribers of Republic Wireless, the first Wi-Fi MVNO operator.

Through the deal with American Tower, Dish will gain access to its portfolio of US telecommunications sites as it launches its new national 5G network.

The company recently signed new tower contracts with Harmoni Towers, Mobilite, Parallel Infrastructure, Phoenix Tower International (PTI), Tillman Infrastructure, Tower Ventures and Vogue Towers.

Earlier, Dish announced its intention to provide stand-alone 5G broadband coverage to 70% of Americans by June 2023.