Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) has chosen Nokia (NYSE: NOK) 5G standalone Core software to build United States 5G network with performance, scale and efficiency. The company announced that Dish Network has chosen Nokia’s cloud-native core software products to aid in building the most advanced and fully-automated 5G network in the United States.
The agreement includes subscriber data management, packet core, device management, voice and data core, including integration services. Nokia will deliver additional cloud products that will provide 4G and 5G standalone and Voice over Wi-Fi access to core network functions.
Marc Rouanne, DISH Chief Network Officer, said: “This is an important step in bringing to life DISH’s plans to deliver the first open, agile, virtualized 5G network in the U.S. Nokia’s new release is cloud-native, standalone and ready for full automation, providing DISH the software capabilities required to deliver thousands of network slices with low latency and SLA on demand.”
Bhaskar Gorti, President of Nokia Software and Nokia Chief Digital Officer, said: “The benefits of Nokia’s industry-leading, cloud-native standalone 5G Core products built on our proven Common Software Foundation — near-zero-touch automation capabilities, high-level operational efficiencies, scale and performance – continue to set us apart from the competition. DISH has great ambition and we are both excited and laser-focused on helping them deliver on that.”