When it comes down to it, building a 5G network capable of anything is a costly endeavor. Becoming one of the major carriers in America with a reach that extends nationwide is even more expensive. DISH Wireless continues its plans to do all of this and more with its budget of $10 billion in mind and a helpful method to ensure these goals are met will be through 5G network virtualization.
Virtualization takes things that are traditionally hardware and puts them within the virtual landscape of whatever you are developing. For our use, this would mean a cloud-native standalone (SA) 5G network. DISH Wireless is taking things the virtual route for many reasons but some of the leading reasons include its cost-effectiveness, scalability, ease of use when collaborating, and increased security features.
There are plenty of reasons DISH Wireless is moving forward with a 5G network so heavily reliant upon software-based operations and an increase in virtualization. Working together with vendors such as VMware, a software company that is an industry leader in virtualization, DISH Wireless will bring a secure 5G network that performs better and reduces costs across the board.
What 5G Network Virtualization Brings to the Table
The use of virtualization will boost three main areas of DISH Wireless: performance, security, and the cost of building its network. It’s easy to overlook these concepts for the casual consumer looking for the best network to connect with friends, send memes, text, enjoy YouTube, and so on. Not only do these aspects affect how you enjoy your favorite wireless devices, but they also affect wireless communication differently. DISH Wireless is looking at the opportunities within fixed wireless with gusto and companies will be capable of taking advantage of network solutions that will power an insane amount of industries to do incredible things. The 5G network DISH Wireless is creating will transform the way we communicate with others and things around us in public spaces going forward. Take a closer look at how virtualization will help DISH Wireless, various industries, and of course, you:
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The Future of Virtualization, Edge Computing, and DISH Wireless
Powering such networks is going to be a collaborative effort among vendors within the wireless industry but it will also be a collaborative effort within companies and their approach to wireless. DISH Wireless continues to see the importance of 5G and how it will power other computing efforts such as edge computing and fixed wireless communications.
Edge computing and 5G when placed in a virtualized network can do more than increase performance speeds, it can also decrease latency. There are a ton of new possibilities that come into play when you combine low latency levels with incredible download speeds and to get the most out of 5G, DISH Wireless is working to provide this experience to its users.
5G Network Virtualization and Containerization: DISH Wireless is a Step Above
Virtualization is important but utilizing the right software that takes advantage of containerization is a necessary step for advancing this innovative approach. Partnering with Nokia, DISH Wireless intends to do just that. Nokia will work well with VMware and features a 5G SA core that features containers and will work seamlessly with DISH Wireless’ infrastructure. Containerization is somewhat new and refers to a virtualized operating system that runs its applications in individual containers that are separate from one another. Together, these two practices strengthen DISH Wireless at a less expensive rate and provide enhanced performance across its 5G network.