HOUSTON, Texas, and LITTLETON, Colorado—WCI Technologies announced a partnership with DISH Wireless to market 5G services to enterprises. This collaboration expands upon a business relationship between WCI and DISH.
WCI will sell, market, and deliver systems integration services to enterprise customers while DISH provides access to its portfolio of licensed spectrum, RF design capabilities, and 5G deployment expertise. The venture will target enterprise customers across oil and gas, health care, mining, and other industries.
The combined offering with WCI will initially focus on private wireless solutions supported by DISH’s portfolio of licensed spectrum. Customers with business functions requiring wireless connectivity will be able to maintain control over the management of their networks without the risk of uncertain performance that is inherent in shared spectrum options. Once DISH launches its 5G network, the partnership with WCI will expand to include support for handsets and data devices that require nationwide coverage.
“We are committed to providing an open-source platform for management, communication, collaboration, and automation of private wireless networks and edge computing applications,” said Robert Grosz, executive vice president and chief commercial officer, WCI. “By partnering with DISH Wireless, we can improve reach and performance in different types of environments across industries.”
“We’re building a smart 5G network that will disrupt the industry with advanced capabilities including customization, automation, security, and agility,” said Stephen Bye, chief commercial officer, DISH Wireless. “Expanding our longstanding partnership with WCI into wireless will propel our growth in serving the enterprise market, and we are confident that they have the expertise and contacts to connect our innovative solutions to many key industries.”
WCI has worked with DISH for over 25 years, providing sales and marketing focusing on the hospitality industry.