DISH inks deals with fiber vendors Everstream, Segra, Uniti and Zayo

DISH has signed agreements with four fiber vendors, Everstream, Segra, Uniti and Zayo, giving DISH fronthaul and backhaul support to connect its 5G network to sites covering approximately 60 million Americans.
Optical fiber investmentDISH gains access to fiber coast-to-coast, providing it the coverage, speed and bandwidth to connect its forthcoming markets to the nation’s first cloud-native, Open RAN-based 5G network.

“The fiber agreements are critical to helping DISH build 5G network more quickly and cost-effectively than legacy deployments,” said Jeff McSchooler, DISH executive vice president of wireless network operations.