Following the growth from DISH Wireless is providing the wireless industry with milestones and excitement with every twist and turn. Now, Nokia is deploying a 5G standalone (SA) core for DISH Wireless on Amazon Web Services (AWS). This is the first time the world has seen 5G deployed in a public cloud.
“DISH’s cloud-native 5G network serves as a prime example of how new carriers can revolutionize wireless connectivity in the 5G era. DISH is continuing to put innovation first with an eye on customer experience via this standalone core deployment on AWS with Nokia,” said Dave Brown, VP, Amazon EC2, AWS.
Innovation is what DISH Wireless is all about as the satellite television provider is entering the wireless industry and looking to instantly disrupt the status quo. Deploying the 5G SA core on a public cloud is historic and fits with the company’s actions as the core will support DISH’s cloud-native, Open RAN 5G network. Working together, these efforts will improve the 5G network’s security, scalability, and performance.
“Running the Nokia 5G SA core on AWS will optimize our network operations to launch new software and services rapidly and efficiently, enabling the integration of countless innovative use cases for customers. This collaboration is an important step forward on our mission to deploy the United States’ first cloud-native, Open RAN-based 5G network,” said DISH’s Chief Network Officer, Marc Rouanne.
By deploying Nokia’s 5G SA core on AWS, one of the main features of its network will come to life for DISH Wireless: automation. Since the needs of customers continue to grow like never before, DISH Wireless is creating a 5G network that can handle the demand of customers today and tomorrow by evolving as industries grow. Automation makes this possible and will empower DISH with the capability of supporting both consumer and enterprise 5G uses in a quick, secure manner on multiple cloud stacks.
Automation is a huge deal and will also help DISH Wireless enable additional features such as network slicing to elevate its 5G offerings for companies and consumers alike. It will also allow for more innovative services while supporting ongoing operations for clients. Nokia is also providing its cloud packet core, device management, NetGuard network security, subscriber data management, and voice core for DISH Wireless. The Finnish-based vendor is also providing professional end-to-end security services for the 5G network, all of which will allow DISH Wireless to provide better 5G solutions for clients. It will also help DISH do all of this while managing the 5G network with almost zero-touch automation and adhere to Service Level Agreements compliant to DISH’s Service-Based Architecture (SBA).
“We are pleased to break new ground in the telecom industry with AWS and DISH leveraging our cloud-native core to bring innovative 5G capabilities to enterprises and consumers,” said Nokia’s President of Cloud and Network Service, Raghav Sahgal. “This collaboration places AWS and DISH at the forefront of the industry, delivering key 5G benefits such as agility and scalability to their customers over Nokia’s proven distributed core architecture,” he continued.
The history launch is another great step in the right direction for DISH Wireless and yet another positive sign that connecting to its 5G network is closer than ever. A recent mysterious website known as Project Gene5is also launched allowing prospective subscribers to sign up for notifications detailing when DISH Wireless would be available in their area.