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Dish selects Mavenir software for OpenRAN on 5G network

April 23, 2020

Now that the Sprint/T-Mobile merger has officially been finalized, Dish Network is on its way to being one of the big four U.S. mobile operators. As part of its plan to develop a software-defined 5G network, the company has entered in a multi-year agreement with network software provider Mavenir to deliver cloud-native OpenRAN software.

An OpenRAN architecture can provide a number of benefits, like cost savings and the elimination of vendor lock-in.

For Dish, specifically, Marc Rouanne, Dish’s chief network officer, said that an open and intelligent network architecture will provide the company with the critical opportunity to utilize “a diverse technology ecosystem.”

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