DISH inks backhaul, fronthaul deals with four fibre providers

2 Dec 2020

US satellite TV giant-turned-5G operator DISH Network has announced that it has signed agreements with four fibre vendors – Everstream, Segra, Uniti and Zayo – giving it fronthaul and backhaul support to connect its 5G network to sites covering approximately 60 million Americans. With these agreements, DISH says it gains access to coast-to-coast fibre networks, providing it with the coverage, speed and bandwidth it needs to connect its planned markets to its Open RAN-based 5G network.

United States, DISH Network, Everstream, SEGRA (formerly Lumos Networks), Uniti Group, Zayo Group