DISH, AT&T Sign Strategic Network Services Agreement

DISH has signed what it labels “a transformative, long-term strategic network services agreement (NSA) with AT&T.” The agreement makes AT&T the primary network services partner for DISH MVNO customers.

Through this agreement, DISH will provide current and future customers of its retail wireless brands, including Boost Mobile, Ting Mobile and Republic Wireless, access to best-in-class coverage and connectivity on AT&T’s wireless network, in addition to the new DISH 5G network.

The agreement accelerates DISH’s expansion of retail wireless distribution to rural markets where DISH provides satellite TV services. AT&T also is providing transport and roaming services as part of the agreement, to support DISH’s 5G network.

DISH is committed to providing competition in the wireless market as the nation’s fourth facilities-based carrier. The company will continue to build out the nation’s first cloud-native, OpenRAN-based 5G network reaching more than 70 percent of the population by 2023.

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