Dish, Dell To Collaborate Over US 5G Network Building: Reuters

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  • DISH Network Corp DISH will collaborate with Dell Technologies Inc DELL for critical parts of the new 5G network building in the U.S., Reuters reports.
  • Dell will provide DISH with computer servers positioned at the cell tower bottom or nearby to crunch data to minimize centralization delays.
  • DISH has committed to cover 70% of the U.S. population with its network by mid-2023 and will launch its first 5G service in Las Vegas, Nevada, later in 2021.
  • DISH is building its network from scratch under Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN). O-RAN uses software to run network functions on standardized computing hardware instead of buying all the gear in the network from Nokia Oyj NOK or Huawei Technologies Co Ltd.
  • DISH can integrate hardware and services from different vendors.
  • DISH previously announced deals with Fujitsu Ltd FJTSF FJTSY for cell-tower gear and Amazon.com Inc's AMZN cloud computing services Amazon Web Services.
  • This week, Vodafone Group PLC VOD collaborated with Dell to build Europe's first O-RAN 5G network.
  • Price action: DISH shares closed higher by 2.66% at $41.23 on Wednesday.
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