Samsung signs $1 billion 5G deal with US network operator DISH

San Francisco, May 4 (IANS) US network operator Dish has selected Samsung to provide 5G network solutions under a multi-year deal worth over $1 billion.

Samsung will deploy 5G open radio access network solutions on the DISH Wireless SMART 5G network.

The companies will collaborate to deploy Samsung’s 5G solutions and radio units in markets across the United States, supporting DISH’s commercial 5G services.

“Samsung’s 5G solutions will play a critical role in expanding our network, giving us the flexibility to deploy our cloud-native network with software solutions that support advanced services and operational scalability,” said John Swieringa, President and COO, DISH. Wireless.

In 2020, Samsung struck a deal worth $6.6 billion with US carrier Verizon (NYSE:) to supply 4G and 5G networking equipment.

“Samsung is thrilled to join this 5G journey with DISH, a pioneer in bringing new experiences to households and businesses across the country, leveraging the openness and virtualization that are at the heart of the ‘evolution of the network,’ said Mark Louison, executive vice president and head of the Networks business, Samsung Electronics (KS:) America.

DISH is currently testing its 5G network using the Samsung Galaxy S22 and plans to continue using Samsung phones as the reference platform throughout the network rollout process.