DISH selects Spirent to test 5G network core and validate performance

DISH Network Corporation announced the selection of Spirent Communications to autonomously test its 5G network core and validate its performance.
Spirent at MWC 2019Spirent’s 5G network testing and validation solutions will allow DISH to integrate functionality into its network and deliver solutions to both retail and enterprise customers.

DISH, which is partnering with AWS on cloud infrastructure, is set to become the world’s first telecom company to run its service on the public cloud. Spirent’s solutions will enable DISH to realize the superior agility of deploying an OpenRAN, cloud-native 5G network while ensuring enhanced customer experiences.

“DISH is transforming the industry as it prepares to deploy 5G in a public cloud network and pioneer Open Radio Access Network (Open RAN) technology,” said Doug Roberts, general manager of Spirent’s lifecycle service assurance business. “Spirent understands the challenges that come with building an open, secure network and supporting a new, delivery model.”

DISH will leverage Spirent’s 5G expertise, test methodologies and experience in global 5G ecosystems. Spirent ensures vendor-neutral validation so DISH can test and validate with confidence to assure 5G core readiness for live operation.

Marc Rouanne, chief network officer, DISH Wireless, said: “Spirent provides the testing functionality and experience we need to ensure positive customer experiences. As a leader in 5G testing and automation, Spirent offers us the security and confidence to introduce our state-of-the-art 5G network into the market.”