In the past two months, Nokia struck a deal with wireless providers. Recently, it added U.S. Cellular to its portfolio. But today’s announcement reveals that Dish chose the Finnish company to build its 5G network.
As revealed by Nokia, they will not be working on the network infrastructure. Instead, they will be providing their cloud-native, 5G standalone Core software to the wireless carrier. In turn, this software will be used to build the 5G network of Dish with efficiency and performance.
Nokia also revealed that they will be providing additional cloud-native products. These products will offer 4G, 5G standalone, and voice over Wi-Fi access to its core network functions. Basically, all of the services that Nokia will provide in this deal is fully automated. This will allow Dish to deliver a series of network slices with low latency and provide on-demand service level agreement.
This is just Dish’s first move in offering an open, virtualized 5G network in the country. With the US trade ban on Huawei, Nokia was able to close several 5G-related deals throughout the country. While there is no doubt Nokia’s products are of quality, they tend to be more expensive than what is offered by Huawei. So hopefully, this will not affect customers.
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