DISH Wireless: The Future of 5G is Coming!
Here’s Everything You Need to Know
Get excited, DISH Wireless is on its way! As we wait for details about the highly-anticipated 5G wireless network launch from DISH, we’ve tracked down all the latest information on everything we know so far.
About DISH Wireless
DISH’s 5G Network
DISH Wireless is the nation’s only greenfield 5G network with a mission to connect people and things on a whole new level, unlike anything we’ve experienced before. This network is the latest innovation brought to you by DISH Network with the goal to change the way we communicate. As the new fourth wireless carrier, DISH is going to bring its customers exceptionally fast speeds through 5G wireless technology and the best customer-facing value.
It’s more than just making a phone call, DISH Wireless is going to revolutionize how we think about telecommunications and amp up the way we interact with the world around us every day.
December 2019: the merger between T-Mobile and Spring became final, bringing DISH Wireless into the spotlight as the newest wireless carrier.
July 2020: It was announced on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, that DISH Network completed the purchase of Boost Mobile, Sprint’s prepaid service for $1.4 billion.
August 2020: DISH acquired Ting Mobile through an exciting new partnership with Tucows. In addition to DISH’s impressive partnerships with Altiostar, Fujitsu, and Mavenir, they have announced another vendor to work with in VMWare.
September 2020: DISH dominated the CBRS Auction acquiring the most mid-band 3.5 GHz licenses of any other bidder, with over $912.9 million in bids. DISH Network also added two new industry titans to their team, Craig Sparks and Steve Becker. The Colorado-based company also chose Nokia as its latest vendor for the up and coming DISH Wireless network.
October 2020: DISH Wireless started the month with no shortage of ambition by announcing a partnership with Blue Planet to help with automation for its wireless division. The company also updated its prepaid business, Boost Mobile, with a new plan that starts at $10/month. For a full list of Boost Mobile’s plans, click here. DISH ended the month by adding Intel to its list of growing partners as it looks to build out its 5G network by 2025.
November 2020: Towards the end of the year DISH Wireless added yet another set of impressive vendors to their lineup: Hansen Technologies and Intel to help tackle the company’s virtualization and cloud-based application endeavors. DISH Network also joined the O-RAN Alliance, that includes several top brands including AT&T and Deutsche Telekom, just to name a few. DISH finished the month by inking fiber deals that would support coast-to-coast coverage for 60 million people with Everstream, Segra, Uniti, and Zayo.
December 2020: DISH Wireless ended a successful 2020 by testing a fully-virtualized standalone 5G core network in Wyoming using the industry’s first O-RAN compliant FDD radio developed by MTI. The company also announced an infrastructure deal with Crown Castle.
There have been no official announcements for 5G plans, pricing or phones, but check back here or join our email list to stay up-to-date on DISH Wireless.
As of July 1st, DISH Network acquired Boost Mobile and subscribers can now purchase plans under the faster and more reliable prepaid service.
Customers can sign up for either of the plans with their existing compatible device or by purchasing a new Boost Mobile device. For a current list of offers, take a look at our breakdown of every plan and perk from Boost Mobile!
Why You Should Care About DISH Wireless’ 5G Network
- Reason #1: 5G is the fifth generation in wireless technology and is twenty times faster than 4G and will make your phone and home faster.
- Reason #2: 5G will power the Internet of Things (IoT). This is important because it will enable smart homes, cities, and factories to bring new possibilities to your world. Think autonomous cars, better VR & AR experiences, home appliances that talk to each other – it’s a big deal. DISH Wireless is at the forefront of connecting people and things.
- Reason #3: Rural America will finally get fast Internet speeds. DISH will deliver faster speeds to underserved parts of the country that still run on slow 4G and 3G networks.
- Reason #4: DISH Wireless will be built with their customer in mind, so you can expect quality 5G speeds and performance at a low price.