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DISH names Las Vegas as first 5G market

22 Apr 2021

DISH Network has announced that Las Vegas will be the first live city in nationwide 5G network deployment. The location was disclosed in a press release confirming that DISH has selected Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its preferred cloud provider. DISH will leverage AWS’s infrastructure to deploy a cloud-native 5G network that incorporates cloud-based 5G Open Radio Access Network (O-RAN).

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, DISH plans to deploy a 5G network covering 20% of the population by June 2022, rising to 70% by June 2023. Beta testing is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2021.

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