Rethinking the Role of Hyperscalers in the Telecom Industry

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2Q 2021 | IN-6180


Dish Network and AWS Announcement


Dish recently announced a major collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to build its cloud-native nationwide 5G network. Unlike Rakuten’s cloud-native network architecture, Dish will be using the hyperscaler’s cloud computing infrastructure to host its 5G core and Radio Access Network (RAN) for network capacity and coverage. Leveraged by the public cloud resources in AWS Regions, AWS Local Zones, and AWS Outposts, the company will use the infrastructure to accelerate the pace of its network deployment and offer end-users more flexible and agile network services. Beyond this, the company also expects to tap into the software developer ecosystem of AWS to create new service opportunities for efficient network management and cost reduction.  

Apart from the AWS partnership, Dish also works with other software vendors to bring multi-vendor interoperable solutions to improve its network sustainability and drive innovations. These companies include Allot, Nokia, and Palo Alto Networks for security management, Mavenir and Altiostar for virtualized RAN functionality, …

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