Samsung has signed a multi-year deal to sell equipment to Dish for its upcoming 5G network in the United States.
Samsung had won a $6.6 billion deal with Verizon, setting it up as a challenger to top telecoms equipment suppliers Nokia and Ericsson in the United States.
The contract with Dish further cements its position.
Dish already suppies 5G radios to has Taiwan’s Microelectronics Technology Inc and Japan’s Fujitsu.
Dish is building a 5G network using technologies that promises to lower costs and bring in new services.
Dish has partnered companies ranging from Amazon and Intel to smaller ones such as Altiostar and Mavenir.
While Dish has not launched a commercial network yet, it has committed to regulators to cover 20% of the U.S. population by June, and at least 70% of the population by mid-2023.
Dish is also testing its 5G network using Samsung Galaxy S22 phones and plans to continue using the phones throughout the network deployment process.