DISH Wireless is planning big things in the world of 5G. From offering consumers an innovative nationwide standalone (SA) 5G network to providing enterprises with customized network solutions, DISH Wireless is delivering a new kind of network experience all powered by the latest generation in wireless. One of the innovative features making this possible includes network slicing.
Network slicing works by allowing users to access a specific portion of a customized end-to-end network that is designed for a specific function. Continuing its trend of a collaborative approach, Nokia will be assisting DISH Wireless in providing security solutions and network slicing capabilities to the 5G network. Nokia’s NetGuard Security suite is being offered as slice-specific Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for subscribers. These slices will reach across the entire network including from a device through the radio, access, transport, and core networks to each application server all separated from other network functions.
Nokia is a logical choice by DISH Wireless because creating a SA 5G network requires a SA 5G core and Nokia is the supplier chosen by DISH to help run its network. Many carriers are relying on 4G LTE, in the beginning, to help bolster their 5G networks. DISH Wireless is using innovative technology and building its 5G network from scratch. This will allow the company to provide a true 5G experience from day one.
Automation is another component that DISH Wireless is proud to incorporate within its 5G network. A huge issue for millions of Americans whether it be at home or for work is connecting to high-speed, reliable Internet. 5G and fixed wireless are going to change this and automation is helping DISH Wireless deploy better security while covering more subscribers. Through automation, security threats among other issues can be handled in a much more cost-effective manner. The FCC has given DISH Wireless a guideline to cover 75% of the United States’ AWS-H block license areas by June 2025 or else the company will be forced to pay a fine costing over $2 billion.
To say DISH Wireless already has a lot on its plate would be an understatement. Balancing the commitment of Boost Mobile with its 5G nationwide buildout and providing innovative solutions to both consumer and enterprise sectors is a lot to consider. Still, being a disruptor in both consumer and enterprise markets is exactly what DISH is setting out to do.
Charlie Ergen, the Chairman of DISH Wireless, previously discussed the company’s intentions to provide both sectors with viable solutions saying, “I think a lot of analysts look at how many handsets you are going to have…but your question is well taken in the sense that a part of our business will be the enterprise business, that is a fairly nascent business today and we will be on the leading edge of that as it grows.”
The flexibility found in DISH Wireless’ 5G network is providing enterprises and consumers specific solutions, unlike previous wireless providers. Through network slicing, these solutions can be developed and delivered while also creating a new line of revenue for DISH Wireless. Marc Rouanne, an Executive at DISH stated that network slicing is “a key differentiator of DISH’s 5G network…as we deliver these capabilities to our customers, we will provide a new level of security for their services.”
Innovations such as network slicing are scattered throughout DISH Wireless’ 5G network. Whether it’s the Open RAN collaborative efforts, greenfield design, automation, or cloud-computing abilities, you’ll find plenty of intriguing innovations coming together to deliver a 5G network like no other. Working hand in hand with the network slicing made possible by Nokia is the dynamic pricing model DISH Wireless is using to distribute its spectrum. While network slices will provide innovative solutions, dynamic pricing will allow DISH to sell the spectrum according to real-time market pricing.
Source: Fierce Wireless