DISH Network trades on the Nasdaq under the ticker DISH. The company is led by Charlie Ergen and is harnessing 5G by building a “real”, greenfield 5G wireless network, assembling all of its digital infrastructure needs from third parties. Specifically, DISH’s strategy involves building the first open, standalone, and virtualized 5G network in the United States.
The company currently expects to invest $10 billion for its 5G network deployment. Furthermore, DISH has recently been making several wireless vendor announcements, as it relates to its 5G network build-out. Specifically, the company has announced partnerships with Fujitsu for 5G radio units, Mavenir and Altiostar for virtualized RAN software, VMware for its cloud-native 5G network, and Nokia for its 5G standalone core network.