Dish's 5G Network is Still Rapidly Growing

Amid T-Mobile’s long-concluded buyout of Sprint, Boost Mobile had to be sold to another company, with the lucky buyer being Dish Network. Dish was required to build out its 5G network and having it reach 70% of the US population by mid-2023, or else risk government fines. It’s been some time since we talked about Dish’s network, but the good news is that it’s still expanding, and it’s now adding yet another major city to its constantly growing list.

The Boost Wireless Network, also known as Project Genesis or Dish’s network, is now officially live in Denver, Colorado. The network, which will be able to be used by Boost Mobile and Boost Infinite customers, is rolling out to key areas such as Aurora, Denver, Fort Collins, Lakewood, and more. The network has already been live in dozens of other major areas, including Albuquerque, NM, Atlanta, GA, Austin, TX, and Orlando, FL.

Boost Infinite and Boost Mobile subscribers in Denver can now experience high-speed connectivity, benefiting from the latest 5G technology for faster downloads, streaming, and gaming. Dish’s network is already reaching 73% of the U.S. population, which means the carrier has already fulfilled the FCC’s requirement of bringing it to at least 70% of the country by this year. This rollout in Denver is just yet another stepping stone towards reaching nationwide coverage—this is not quite nationwide just yet, but it’s definitely going in that direction.

One of the main bragging points with Dish’s network is Voice over New Radio (VoNR) or 5G voice, which allows the carrier to place calls using the 5G network, enhancing call quality and clarity. VoNR is not very widespread as of the time of writing in the US, although it’s something major carriers are working on. Unlike the traditional, big-name carriers and networks, Dish’s network is 5G only and has no fallback 4G network, so it wants to use its 5G network for everything, and that includes calls.

Dish will likely keep pushing to build its network even further, and over time, it might even become a reliable alternative to T-Mobile, Verizon, or AT&T. We’ll have to wait and see how things pan out over the years, but considering we had service only in Las Vegas in 2022, it’s certainly going in the right direction.

Source: Dish Wireless


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