U.S. satellite TV firm Dish ties up with Cisco to sell 5G to businesses

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STOCKHOLM, Nov 16 (Businesshala) – US satellite TV provider Dish (DISH.O), which is racing to build a 5G network in the United States, has partnered with Cisco (CSCO.O) to sell cloud-powered 5G services. is added. businesses, the companies said on Tuesday.

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Dish said that building a new network instead of re-engineering an existing 3G or 4G network helped keep costs down and enabled it to roll out new services such as network slicing, which builds on 5G capability. Depends on the capacity of the network to run. Single, shared infrastructure.

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Dish will use Cisco’s equipment to build its network and will jointly invest in building an infrastructure to deliver private 5G services to businesses.

Cisco Chief Executive Chuck Robbins said in a statement that the partnership will support the hybrid work model and expansion into new markets, such as the so-called Internet-of-Things,

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Dish said that Amazon (AMZN.O), Qualcomm (QCOM.O) and other major companies are helping Dish build its 5G network to cover at least 70% of the US population by June 2023.

Dish has started a trial service in Las Vegas but has yet to launch a commercial network.

The commercial network is expected to launch in Las Vegas sometime in the first quarter of 2022.

Reporting by Supanth Mukherjee, a European technology and telecommunications correspondent based in Stockholm

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