Dish selects Nokia to build 5G core network

Nokia announced that Dish Network has selected Nokia’s standalone Core software products to build cloud-native 5G network in the U.S.
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The agreement includes subscriber data management, device management, packet core, voice and data core, as well as integration services. Nokia will deliver additional cloud-native products that will provide 4G, 5G standalone and Voice over Wi-Fi access to core network functions.

Dish will gain from the speed, agility, intelligence, and security to deliver 5G services, while cost-effectively managing its network with near zero-touch automation and adherence to Service Level Agreements.

Nokia said it leads the telecom market in core network deployments, with 25 of the top 40 communication service providers relying on Nokia Core network products.

Marc Rouanne, chief network officer of Dish, said: “This is an important step in bringing to life Dish’s plans to deliver the first open, agile, virtualized 5G network in the U.S.”