DISH taps Ericsson for NB-IoT network

DISH Network has selected Ericsson to deliver a radio access and core network for DISH’s Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network.
Ericsson earnings Q1 2018Ericsson, a leading wireless radio supplier based in Sweden, will complete the initial radio frequency (RF) design for DISH’s nationwide NB-IoT network that will be completed in March 2020.

“DISH is in the unique position of building a greenfield network, starting with NB-IoT, with a clear path to 5G,” said Niklas Heuveldop, president and head of Ericsson North America.

Ericsson and DISH Network have validated NB-IoT data transmissions based on the 3GPP standards, including, for the first time in the United States, extended range connections up to 100km from a base station.

DISH’s network will include Ericsson Radio System NR-capable radios. DISH has installed, commissioned and successfully completed interoperability testing of the Ericsson Cloud Core network.

Tom Cullen, executive vice president of Corporate Development at DISH, said: “In addition to planning and deployment, Ericsson will be a key partner in certifying compliance with DISH’s coverage specifications.”