Press Release from Plano, Texas and Englewood, Colo., November 6, 2018
• Ericsson and DISH validate nation’s first long-range NB-IoT connection
DISH Network (NASDAQ: DISH) selected Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) to deliver a radio
access and core network for DISH’s Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network
slated for completion in March 2020.
Ericsson leveraged its global wireless radio expertise to complete the initial RF design
for DISH’s nationwide NB-IoT network in 2018.
“DISH is in the unique position of building a greenfield network, starting with NB-IoT,
with a clear path to 5G,” said Niklas Heuveldop, President and Head of Ericsson North
America. “We are excited that DISH has decided to partner with Ericsson to address the
IoT opportunity. We believe that NB-IoT holds great potential for both consumers and
businesses across the U.S.”
Ericsson and DISH Network have validated NB-IoT data transmissions based on the 3GPP
standards, including, for the first time in the United States, extended range connections
up to 100km from a base station.