DISH Wireless said it’s offering 5G broadband service to 240 million Americans or over 70 percent of the U.S. population.
DISH, which built 5G network in three years, has also satisfied all other June 14, 2023 FCC commitments, including launching over 15,000 5G sites.
“Our teams have worked tirelessly for years, and this achievement is a testament to their dedication and commitment as we grow the world’s first and only 5G cloud-native Open RAN network,” said Dave Mayo, executive vice president, Network Development, DISH Wireless.
DISH is the first wireless service provider to launch 5G voice service – called voice over new radio (VoNR) – in the U.S. Since going live in Las Vegas last year, DISH increased VoNR functionality to additional markets. VoNR service now covers more than 70 million people across the U.S. through both Boost Mobile and Boost Infinite. DISH plans to roll out VoNR service as the network is further optimized for this next-generation voice technology.
“As a leader in Open RAN technology, DISH is playing a major role in the transformation of America’s wireless infrastructure and the way the world communicates,” said John Swieringa, president and chief operating officer, DISH Wireless.
“We have made significant progress on our network buildout, and can now focus on monetizing the network through retail and enterprise growth. With more markets across the country offering the DISH 5G network for voice, text and data services, our business can start realizing the benefits of owner economics.”
Customers can access the DISH 5G broadband network through Project Genesis within the 70 percent coverage area.
The DISH 5G network is also available to Boost Mobile and Boost Infinite subscribers in over 50 markets nationwide.