DISH Selects Altiostar O-RAN Solution as Company Leads U.S. in Nationwide, Standalone 5G Network Buildout

Tewksbury, MA: June 30, 2020: Altiostar has entered into a multi-year agreement with DISH to deliver its cloud-native O-RAN compliant solution for DISH’s nationwide 5G network buildout, the first of its kind in the U.S. The Altiostar solution will provide openness, modularity, agility and scalability to DISH, enabling faster deployment of new 5G services for consumers and businesses.

Altiostar, a US-based company, has developed a cloud-native microservice-based O-RAN solution that  enables the many use cases of 5G applications. This will allow DISH to dynamically scale its network depending on the type of applications and services being deployed. Leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, the O-RAN architecture brings end-to-end automation, zero-touch commissioning and faster network recovery. As the new nationwide mobile carrier in the U.S., DISH will benefit from a software-defined open platform to build a differentiated 5G network.

“By using an open architecture to build the first standalone 5G network in the U.S., we are able to work with the best vendors from across the supply chain to effectively serve multiple segments, including consumers, enterprises and emerging 5G vertical markets,” said Marc Rouanne, DISH Executive Vice President and Chief Network Officer. “Altiostar’s proven expertise in O-RAN will allow us to build an open mobile network with the automation, resilience and agility needed to deliver services that will differentiate us in the wireless market.”

As the leading Open vRAN solution provider, Altiostar will work with the OpenRAN ecosystem and industry partners to contribute to the success of DISH’s network deployment.

“Altiostar is excited to partner with DISH and execute on their vision to build the first cloud-native, O-RAN 5G network in the U.S.,” said Ashraf Dahod, CEO of Altiostar Networks. “As a U.S. company, we are proud to contribute our leading open vRAN technology innovation to DISH, and work with the fast growing O-RAN ecosystem to accelerate 5G leadership in the U.S.” 

Altiostar’s Open vRAN technology has already been deployed and proven at a large scale for Rakuten Mobile, the Japanese mobile operator that launched commercial service earlier this year.

About DISH:

DISH Network Corporation is a connectivity company. Since 1980, it has served as a disruptive force, driving innovation and value on behalf of consumers. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides television entertainment and award-winning technology to millions of customers with its satellite DISH TV and streaming Sling TV services. Through its strategic spectrum portfolio and other assets, DISH is poised to enter the wireless market as a facilities-based provider of wireless services with a nationwide consumer offering and development of the first standalone 5G broadband network in the U.S. DISH’s OnTech Smart Services brand offers in-home installation of connected home devices and entertainment solutions. DISH Media serves as the company’s advertising sales group delivering targeted advertising solutions. DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is a Fortune 250 company.

About Altiostar:

Altiostar provides a 4G and 5G open virtualized RAN software solution that supports open interfaces and disaggregates the hardware from the software to build a multi-vendor web-scale network. This solution supports indoor and outdoor massive MIMO, as well as macro and small cells, enabling interference management, carrier aggregation and dual connectivity to improve the efficiency of the network. It also enhances the Quality of Experience for the end user, while providing broadband speeds. Operators can add intelligence, quickly adapt the software for different services and automate operations to rapidly scale the network and reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). The Altiostar open vRAN solution has been deployed globally, including the world’s first cloud-native mobile network with Rakuten Mobile in Japan.