Dish is partnering with Amazon Web Services to deliver 5G, starting in Las Vegas later this year.

This will be the world’s first wireless network to run in a public cloud rather than private data centers. According to Dish, Cloud 5G (buzzword bingo) allows developers to easily check network attributes such as latency, bit rate and device location, thereby creating more responsive 5G services.

  • Dish’s shortlist of ideas: AR game experiences, contextual advertising, and controlling the movements of a robot at a disaster site.

Less robot conversations, more context

When they tied the magenta knot, T-Mobile and Sprint Dish paved the way into the US wireless market. The merging carriers had to sell some spectrum to Dish and piggyback it on their network for a while.

This gave Dish the leeway to fulfill its commitment to building a nationwide 5G network by mid-2023. Dead easy. Really the only problem there is that Dish has to build a nationwide 5G …

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