Source: World Cinema Inc.
[HOUSTON, and LITTLETON, Colo., Jan. 18, 2022 –] WCI Technologies today announced a
partnership with DISH Wireless to market 5G services to enterprises. This collaboration
expands upon a longstanding business relationship between WCI and DISH.
WCI will sell, market and deliver systems integration services to enterprise customers while
DISH provides access to its deep 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 mission-critical business functions
requiring wireless connectivity will be able to maintain complete 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, EVP 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 expertise focusing
on the hospitality industry. Today, WCI is the largest commercial authorized DISH dealer,
having connected over 600,000 hotel rooms with DISH TV nationwide.
For more information on this advacement, please visit https://www.dishwireless.com/ or
About DISH Wireless
DISH Network Corporation is a connectivity company. Since 1980, it has served as a disruptive
force, driving innovation and value on behalf of consumers. Through its subsidiaries, the
company provides television entertainment and award-winning technology to millions of
customers with its satellite DISH TV and streaming SLING TV services. In 2020, the company
became a nationwide U.S. wireless carrier through the acquisition of Boost Mobile. DISH
continues to innovate in wireless, building the nation’s first cloud-native, Open RAN-based 5G
broadband network. DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ:DISH) is a Fortune 200 company.
Headquartered in Houston, WCI is a market leader innovating and delivering technology and
services to guest-centric properties. The company was the first technology service provider to
hotels nationwide, beginning in 1974. Today, WCI is building on that legacy as a stable and
trusted provider of video, data and connectivity services to some of the largest owners and
managers of hotel and multifamily brands in the world. The company serves over 4,300
properties nationwide with nearly 600,000 rooms under management and over 300 million guest
encounters per year. onewci.com