DISH Network Corporation selected Ciena’s Blue Planet automation software to accelerate 5G services on the United States’ first cloud-native, OpenRAN-based 5G network. This partnership  is a testament to Blue Planet’s software innovation and efficient, reliable and scalable service automation.

To ensure the successful buildout of DISH’s 5G network, Marc Rouanne, DISH chief network officer, knew the company would need open and programmable software to drive operational efficiency and support end-to-end automation of new, network slice-based services. Blue Planet’s software is seamlessly integrated into DISH’s operations, providing real-time inventory and service order management, and enabling on-demand provisioning to support the rollout of network slices with speed and agility. These capabilities will allow DISH to extend its 5G network to support use cases like autonomous cars and smart cities.

“Blue Planet is a key component within our 5G platform, allowing us to dynamically manage all of our network inventory and service orders in real-time,” said Rouanne. “With Blue Planet’s open, agile and programmable approach, DISH can rapidly deploy services and allocate resources to wholesale and enterprise customers, allowing them to provision network slices based on SLAs.”

Learn more about how DISH is leveraging Blue Planet in their 5G network rollout here.