Dish Network managed to hit its 5G launch deadline, with claiming to have launched services in more than 120 cities across the US. The telco had until the end of June 14 to make its service available to one-fifth of US citizens in order to meet the obligations of its Federal Communications Commission (FCC) licence. Until then, the only market where Dish’s 5G service was available to the public was Las Vegas. But late yesterday the company updated the website for Project Genesis and said the service was now available in more than 120 cities.
“This is a big moment for Dish as we connect customers across the country with America’s first and only cloud-native Open RAN network,” stated Dave Mayo, executive vice president of network development at Dish Wireless.
“This milestone was achieved through the collaboration, ingenuity and hard work of the Dish team and our numerous partners, including AWS, Cisco, CommScope, Dell, Fujitsu, Intel, JMA, Mavenir, Nokia, Oracle, Palo Alto, Qualcomm, Samsung and VMware. We’re the only major network in the world built primarily with American vendors,” added Mayo.