For its Groundbreaking 5 G Buildout, DISH chooses Intel as a Technology Partner
prnewswire | November 02, 2020
Today, DISH and Intel reported an organization to incorporate Intel 5G framework innovation into DISH's buildout of the country's first virtualized, open Radio Access Network (O-RAN) 5G network arrangement. the Intel vRAN Dedicated Accelerator ACC100 and Intel's FlexRAN programming reference engineering for its arrangements.
With a greenfield 5G network that is being architected starting from the earliest stage, DISH is working with a few U.S.- based sellers to consolidate cloud and availability innovation to control cutting edge administrations and endeavor use cases. As the world's driving organization silicon supplier, Intel brings a full set-up of silicon, programming and apparatuses to change the organization with a product characterized, deft and versatile framework. Through close coordinated effort with Intel, DISH can solidify and upgrade numerous remaining tasks at hand at areas over its organization for expanded productivity.
"Intel has been a trusted advisor throughout the design of our O-RAN network, working in concert with our software vendors Mavenir, Altiostar, and many OEM hardware providers. We have tested several commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) designs from a large number of server vendors using Intel's O-RAN compliant FlexRAN architecture and are pleased by the maturity and power of the solutions, together with the cost benefits of COTS solutions," said Marc Rouanne, executive vice president and chief network officer, DISH. "We are using the power of the VMware abstraction solution and the ubiquity of Intel-based servers to load and mix different types of cloud-native workloads like distributed unit (DU), centralized unit (CU), virtual routers, mobile edge computing applications, and 5G Core containerized network functions."
"Fully-virtualized, cloud-native networks like the one DISH is building bring the same server economics that transformed the data center," said Dan Rodriguez, Intel corporate vice president and general manager of the Network Platforms Group. "We are excited to partner with DISH to lay the foundation for a truly agile network and have already begun working with our OEM partners who have designed FlexRAN-based servers to enable a variety of new innovative use cases and services."
DISH and Intel are cooperating on the completely virtualized RAN, including radio reference plans, fronthaul improvement, equipment based security, and outlines for workers. The two organizations are likewise working together to empower edge applications for ventures and driving O-RAN principles, and are participating in the territories of information streamlining and Machine Learning for future periods of the organization buildout.
DISH Network Corporation is a connectivity company. Since 1980, it has served as a disruptive force, driving innovation and value on behalf of consumers. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides television entertainment and award-winning technology to millions of customers with its satellite DISH TV and streaming SLING TV services. In 2020, the company became a nationwide U.S. wireless carrier through the acquisition of Boost Mobile. DISH continues to innovate in wireless, building the nation's first cloud-native, Open RAN-based 5G broadband network.
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