Amazon And DISH: Disrupting The Telecommunications And 5G Deployment

Jun. 18, 2021 3:11 AM, Inc. (AMZN), DISH46 Comments
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Keyanoush Razavidinani


  • DISH is a greenfield 5G networking operator, using a completely new approach to build its network and make use of 5G capabilities.
  • I explain what Open-RAN and Cloud-RAN mean and what the role of Network Function Virtualization is in this context.
  • Analysts are worried about DISH's network expansion costs, but we'll see that the costs could be lower than many anticipate.
  • DISH + Amazon could become the largest 5G IoT-cloud play in the industry as they build something unprecedented.

Old way or new way (in yellow) roadmarking
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On my quest through the 5G and cloud industry, a friend shared DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH) with me. DISH is partnering up with Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) to build the first fully native cloud-based open-RAN 5G infrastructure.


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Engineer turned value investor and researcher. Worked as an engineer in the semiconductor industry in the field of design and characterization. Fell in love with business analysis and stock analysis in 2016 and became an eternal student.  I focus on long-term and income-generating investments. Occasionally, I use options to hedge or start positions.

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