Dish Network announced the 5G service to consumers in Las Vegas on Wednesday, despite several months of delays as the telecom company seeks to establish a nationwide network and reduce its dependence on T-Mobile.
The prepaid wireless service called "Project Genesis" was initially planned to be launched in the city in September, thereby reducing dependence on Dish''s T-Mobile network.
As part of the T-Mobile and Sprint merger, Dish acquired Boost, which won antitrust approval in 2020 after agreeing to divest some assets, including some wireless spectrum to create a new wireless competitor.
T-Mobile has since allowed Dish to use its network, but the relationship between the two businesses remained stable as T-Mobile announced intentions to shut down its older CDMA wireless network, a service that is still used by a large number of Boost customers.
Dish has had the intention to develop its own internet network, which it will be able to distribute on 120 occasions by June.
Customers paying $30 per month for the service, according to the company''s first smartphone, the Motorola Edge+, which has been loaded with the service for over $900 (roughly Rs. 68,600).
Dish has signed a multi-year deal with Samsung to purchase equipment for its next 5G network in the United States, which is one of the largest radio agreements for the South Korean company since its major Verizon contract in 2020.
Samsung stepped up as a challenger to top telecoms equipment suppliers Nokia and Ericsson in the United States after winning a $6.6 billion (roughly Rs. 50,490 crore) deal with Verizon. "We will be producing our first products to Dish later this year," said Alex Shah, vice president of Samsung.
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