DISH Wireless says its 5G broadband covers 20% of US population

DISH Wireless said it is offering 5G broadband service to over 20 percent of the U.S. population as of June 14.
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This marks a major milestone in building the world’s most advanced cloud-native 5G Open RAN network, said Dave Mayo, executive vice president of network development, DISH Wireless, in a news statement.

Some of the main partners of DISH Wireless include AWS, Cisco, CommScope, Dell, Fujitsu, Intel, JMA, Mavenir, Nokia, Oracle, Palo Alto, Qualcomm, Samsung and VMware.

In May, DISH’s Smart 5G network commercially launched through Project Genesis, offering DISH wireless service in Las Vegas. Since then, DISH has expanded service to more than 120 cities across the country. Project Genesis is available to anyone in a qualifying location.

Both the Samsung Galaxy S22 and the NetGear 5G hotspot are offered to Project Genesis subscribers. DISH already offers the Motorola Edge+ for purchase in Las Vegas and will expand the sale of this device to more markets.

John Swieringa, president and chief operating officer, DISH Wireless, said: “We focus on building out more coverage and bringing innovative 5G services and solutions to our customers.”

DISH will expand VoNR functionality to additional markets as it optimizes the VoNR experience. DISH’s 5G broadband service is 3GPP Release 15 enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) compliant and runs through DISH’s 5G core. The 20 percent coverage utilizes DISH’s AWS-4, Lower 700 MHz E Block and AWS H Block spectrum.