Dish Introduces 5G VoNR in Denver Using Innovative Technology and Wide Coverage

Dish Introduces 5G VoNR in Denver Using Innovative Technology and Wide Coverage

In its home city of Denver, Dish Network formally unveiled its 5G network, which includes 5G voice—which utilizes Voice over New Radio, or VoNR—for users with compatible devices through Boost Infinite or Boost Mobile.

When the business said in June that its 5G internet network serves more than 70% of the US population, the Denver market was not one of those served. 73% of Americans may now access broadband over Dish’s 5G network.

Dish sent a press statement on Tuesday announcing the Denver market, and last week, it was posted on LinkedIn. It’s interesting to note that the announcement goes much beyond the boundaries of Denver, listing over 20 cities that are included in the Denver market, including Cheyenne, Fort Collins, and Parker.

5G VoNR growth
With more than 89 markets across the country, Dish boasts the largest commercial deployment of 5G VoNR in the globe. Considering that the incumbent operators are taking their time implementing VoNR, that is no small accomplishment. VoNR migration has been comparatively slow, despite the legacy operators’ frequent claims that they want it to function as well as or better than LTE. Unlike Dish, the incumbents can rely on their LTE networks.

When the 5G network that Dish owns is unavailable, consumers can connect through MVNO arrangements that Dish has with AT&T and T-Mobile.

Open, cloud-native RAN
Even while Dish finds it difficult to compete with AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon, it never misses an opportunity to brag about its open, cloud-native 5G Radio Access Network (RAN).

“We’re investing in our network, actively bringing new markets online across the country and we’re proud to officially launch the Boost Wireless Network in Denver,” said John Swieringa, president of technology and COO at Dish Wireless, in a statement. “The continued rollout of additional markets every month allows us to compete at scale as the nation’s 4th wireless carrier, driving innovation and value.”

While Boost Mobile’s prepaid plans start at $15 per month, Boost Infinite plans begin at $25 per month.

Dish notes that there are more than 40 Boost Mobile locations in the Denver market, despite criticism from analysts regarding how it markets its services and claims it is not helping itself by restricting the number of physical retail locations for the postpaid brand. There have been reports of certain Boost Mobile locations pushing Boost Infinite.

Customers in Denver have an assortment of options from Dish, which includes the newest iPhone 15, Samsung A23 5G, Motorola Razr 2023, its own Boost-only Celero 5G+, and more.

According to Dish, more markets are scheduled to launch each month until the first half of 2024.


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