DISH selects Ciena division Blue Planet to automate 5G network

DISH Network has selected inventory and service order management software from Blue Planet, a division of Ciena, to intelligently automate its 5G wireless network.
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Blue Planet’s software will provide an automated solution to drive efficiency for building the first cloud-native, OpenRAN-based, virtualized 5G network in the United States.

“Blue Planet is a key component within our 5G platform, allowing us to dynamically manage all of our network inventory and service orders in real-time,” said Marc Rouanne, executive vice president and chief network officer, DISH.

Blue Planet integrates into DISH’s network slices, which reduces Opex and better ensures customer satisfaction.

“Delivering 5G requires a network that can adapt, which is why gaining control over the operations environment is critical,” said Rick Hamilton, senior vice president, Blue Planet. “With closed-loop automation from Blue Planet, DISH will execute its innovative network strategy and usher in the 5G era.”