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DISH Wireless Receives $50M Grant for Open RAN Center for Integration & Deployment

DISH Wireless received $50 million grant from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce. This funding is allocated for establishing the Open RAN Center for Integration & Deployment (ORCID). ORCID’s primary role will be to facilitate testing and validation of various hardware and software solutions, including RU, DU, and CU, against DISH’s fully operational commercial-grade Open RAN network.

This grant is the largest ever awarded by NTIA under the Public Wireless Supply Chain Innovation Fund. ORCID will be situated within DISH’s secure campus in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and will collaborate with consortium partners such as Fujitsu, Mavenir, VMware by Broadcom, and technology partners including Analog Devices, ARM, Cisco, Dell Technologies, Intel, JMA Wireless, NVIDIA, Qualcomm, and Samsung.

ORCID will offer a platform for participants to test and evaluate individual or multiple network elements, ensuring Open RAN interoperability, performance, and security.

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For over 30 years, Marin Ivezic has been protecting critical infrastructure and financial services against cyber, financial crime and regulatory risks posed by complex and emerging technologies.

He held multiple interim CISO and technology leadership roles in Global 2000 companies.

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