Dish Network will name on Palo Alto Networks to assist with safety measures in constructing the primary cloud-native, OpenRAN-based 5G wi-fi community within the US.
Palo Alto Networks was chosen to help with container safety, community slicing, real-time menace correlation and dynamic safety enforcement. More particularly, Dish plans to make use of Palo Alto’s VM-series and CN-series Next-Generation Firewalls, together with Prisma Cloud.
Dish is engaged on a greenfield 5G construct utilizing open radio entry community (open RAN) structure, with the intention of an preliminary market launch this 12 months.
The US authorities has proven curiosity in OpenRAN for bolstering provider variety and as alternate options to Huawei and ZTE, which have each been designated as nationwide safety dangers by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). However, some are involved OpenRAN could carry new safety dangers.
“As part of our efforts to revolutionise wireless connectivity, it’s imperative that we integrate security into our 5G network from the ground up. As a result, we are incorporating innovative, next-generation vendors to provide our network with 5G-native security solutions from day one of deployment,” stated Marc Rouanne, Dish chief community officer.
“5G promises much more than increased browsing speeds on mobile devices. When built as a secure network, 5G can bring massive business transformation and enable smart supply chains, autonomous transportation, smart manufacturing, mass adoption of the Internet of Things and much more,” stated Lee Klarich, chief product officer at Palo Alto Networks. “This is why we are delighted to help DISH achieve its vision to build a first-of-its-kind, open, secure 5G network.”
The information of a partnership comes as Dish’s relationship with T-Mobile diminishes. Dish filed an ex parte discover with the FCC towards the rival agency on 1 April, criticising T-Mobile for its ‘anti-competitive’ determination to close down the Sprint CDMA community by January 2022.
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