Dish Network, an American television provider and the owner of the direct-broadcast satellite provider (DISH), announced Monday it has signed a $5 billion deal with AT&T to become the main network services partner for its wireless services.

Mobile companies owned by Dish, also called ( MVNOs ), include Boost Mobile, Ting, and Republic Wireless. They will be provided voice, data, data roaming services, and messaging services by AT&T under the 10-year partnership. MVNOs do not own networks by AT&T or others but they can rent from established operators to sell that service to their users.

The move will affect Dish’s 8.89 million wireless subscribers. Dish has seen a steady rise in revenue the past year, and it was reported “revenue totaling $4.50 billion for the quarter ending March 31, 2021, compared to $3.22 billion for the corresponding period in 2020,” according to its last earnings report in April.

Dish customers will add to the 186 million wireless mobile users that currently use AT&T's service, while being valued at around $202.35 billion as of July, “making it the most valuable telecommunications brand in the world," according to the statement.

Moving into a world of 5G takeover for all mobile services is putting pressure on how companies can offer the best 5G service.

A report on AT&T statistics by states, “AT&T is well-positioned to provide a 5G service to customers, with the second-largest 5g network in terms of physical coverage as of 2021. In tests conducted during 2020, AT&T also achieved the second fastest 5G download speeds, but the fastest overall mobile downloads.”