DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) reported that it has selected VMware (NYSE: VMW) for the cloud platform to deploy 5G within the United States. The 5G network will combine the efficiency of the telco cloud, public cloud and private cloud environments and deliver consistent low-latency computing. The VMware Telco Cloud will allow DISH to use software from leading vendors to accelerate its 5G network deployment.
“VMware software will serve as a powerful foundation for our cloud-native, software-defined 5G network,” said Marc Rouanne, executive vice president and chief network officer, DISH. “By bringing together innovations such as the distributed cloud, edge computing and network slicing, this software will help us provide our customers with customizable, secure solutions that will be more cost-effective than legacy, vertically-integrated, hardware-reliant alternatives.”
“We’re excited to work with DISH to architect and build a state-of-the-art, nationwide cloud-first 5G mobile network platform,” said Shekar Ayyar, executive vice president and general manager, Telco and Edge Cloud Business Unit, VMware. “This software-led approach will enable DISH to innovate and deliver new services to all types of customers – enterprise, small business, and consumer – across the U.S.”