DISH selects Aviat Networks for 5G microwave transport

DISH Network Corporation, which is building its 5G business, has selected Aviat Networks as a key supplier of 5G microwave transport.
Aviat NetworksDISH Network will deploy Aviat’s hardware and software solutions to enable a high-capacity 5G microwave wireless transport network and will procure these solutions from the Aviat Store ecommerce platform.

Austin, Texas- headquartered Aviat said its offers for DISH Network includes products like the industry’s only single box multi-band solution, highest system gain radios for optimum capacity, and radios with integrated software defined networking (SDN) capabilities.

Jeff McSchooler, executive vice president of Wireless Network Operations, said: “This microwave-based solution will help deliver the midhaul and backhaul connectivity we need, while excelling in affordability, reliability and resilience.”

The 5G wireless transport market is expected to grow exponentially to over $1B in 2023, and microwave will play a critical role in this growth. Despite common perception, it’s not just about fiber, said Jimmy Yu, vice president of Dell’Oro Group.

“We have the best microwave solutions on the market today,” said Pete Smith, president and CEO of Aviat Networks. “As 5G networks migrate to O-RAN, operators are able to choose the best-in-class backhaul vendor. As the leading specialist, the evolution to O-RAN creates exciting 5G opportunities for Aviat.”