DISH Wireless set off to build a nationwide 5G network, and it’s doing so with gusto. Though DISH first broke ground on Tower 1 in Colorado back in 2018, the year 2020 was a real turning point for the company. DISH has been able to solidify its mark as a wireless company with its intentions to become the fourth major wireless company in the United States and by acquiring Boost Mobile after Sprint merged with T-Mobile.
But in 2021, the company made shockwaves throughout the wireless world and the stock market once it announced its 5G network would be coming to Las Vegas, Nevada, thanks to its partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS). The companies are collaborating to create the first 5G network on the cloud and it should be released by the end of 2021. Since the news, the soon-to-be wireless giant has also posted on LinkedIn about activity in Orlando, Florida, and now, Washington D.C.
The nation’s capital offers plenty of interesting opportunities for DISH Wireless. Consumer use is an obvious application for any wireless network but DISH is looking well beyond because of the capabilities 5G is bringing to the table. Most notably is the ability of network slicing DISH wireless is looking to take full advantage of. The concept will allow DISH to provide privatized end-to-end networks to different entities for specific uses. This means that networks can be customized to the individual needs of the organization and deliver a better overall 5G experience, all without disrupting services to others. For example, the needs of a school will likely be different than the needs of a manufacturer, a bank, or a government building.
This is what makes D.C. so intriguing. The nation’s capital is rife with government agencies that rely on secure, fast networks to conduct their operations. We continue to see cyberattacks plague various industries throughout the United States with President Joe Biden looking to emphasize an increase in security for the nation’s networks. Filled with innovative features, DISH Wireless can provide government agencies with secure 5G connections built for their needs.
A key difference is that DISH Wireless is building its network from the ground up, which allows for it to deliver on a different type of 5G network. AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon all have established networks already. They are building their 5G networks while maintaining previous generations to sustain their customer bases and improve for the future. DISH does not. DISH Wireless is in the position to allow true 5G features from the start on a network that is crafted based on innovation, customization, and evolution to grow with its clients over time. Not only is DISH Wireless positioned to protect some of the most sensitive information in today’s climate, but it is building a 5G network that can handle the task in the future.
Washington D.C. is also one of the most populated areas in the United States ranking 20th by city. There are major sporting arenas, high-end restaurants, retail, tourist attractions, prestigious educational institutes, and much more. DISH Wireless is working on covering all of America and its latest moves within the country’s capital are some that everyone should take notice of.