About a week and a half ago, Dish Wireless complied with the FCC’s requirement that Dish cover 20% of the US wireless market with its new 5G service. On June 14, Dish flipped the switch and turned on its 5G network, delivering faster data speeds in more than 120 US markets. The FCC gave Dish the job when it agreed that the satellite television content provider would rise to the challenge of becoming the country’s “fourth nationwide facilities-based network competitor”, replacing Sprint, which was bought by T- mobile.
Dish Wireless Meets FCC’s Demand to Provide 20% of the Country with its 5G Signals by June
The first phone on the Dish Wireless 5G network was the Motorola Edge+
Sure, that’s a good way to focus on getting things done without focusing on the actual things that need to be accomplished in order to make it to the finish line. Swieringa added: “What I’m most focused on is deploying the network in a way that allows us to quickly monetize our investments. This is the year we start to unleash that value. We’re moving from an MVNO to a major technology project into a fully integrated company.”
Swieringa was a little hesitant when asked about Dish Wireless’ exact plans to publicize its 5G service. “I prefer not to telegraph our strategy,” he said. And in a highly competitive business like this, you can’t blame him for keeping marketing and sales information on the back burner.
Boost launches its first postpaid service in the fourth quarter
Exciting times ahead for Dish Wireless. During the fourth quarter, which begins in October, the company will launch Boost Mobile’s first postpaid service, called Boost Infinite. Currently, Boost remains a prepaid provider as it has been from the beginning.
Anyone who doesn’t believe that Dish can become a force to be reckoned with should remember T-Mobile’s astonishing climb from the last wireless company to its current position of number two. It gradually became the most innovative wireless provider in the United States. If Dish wants to follow a template, there’s none better to study than T-Mobile’s. Of course, the last John Legere let the show run.