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If T-Mobile/Sprint merger goes through with conditions, who else stands to gain?

Dish pushing to pick-up Boost Mobile if regulators approve Sprint/T-Mobile deal Looking to get the go ahead from federal regulators to merge, Sprint and T-Mobile US have agreed that T-Mo will divest its prepaid MVNO Boost Mobile. Amazon is rumored to be a potential buyer,...

(Another) New group comes out against Sprint, T-Mobile US merger

A combined Sprint, T-Mobile US would lead to price hikes, 4Competition group says The latest group to come out against the proposed mega-merger of U.S. carriers Sprint and T-Mobile US, called 4Competition, is made up of some relatively heavy-hitters in the domestic telecoms space, including...

Dish CEO describes neutral host, standalone 5G network

Building out NB-IoT is first step toward 5G Earlier this week, Ericsson announced it had won RAN and core business from Dish and SBA noted on an earnings call it was seeing activity from the TV powerhouse as it builds out an NB-IoT network with longer-term ambitions...

Altice, Dish, RWA all oppose Sprint/T-Mobile US merger

Union says merger could cost 28,000 jobs The U.S. Federal Communications Commission's comment period regarding the proposed Sprint/T-Mobile US merger ended on Aug. 27, and as the clock ticked down opponents of the proposed $146 billion deal outlined their objections. Altice, Dish and the Rural...

Dish to drop $10 billion on a nationwide 5G network, chairman says

Charlie Ergen casually made 5G announcement at Connect X CHARLOTTE, North Carolina--During a keynote session at the Wireless Infrastructure Association's Connect X event, Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen put out the company's plan to invest a staggering $10 billion on a nationwide 5G network build. This builds...

T-Mobile, Dish bolster spectrum positions, while Sprint, AT&T remain flush

Spectrum positions coming out of the 600 MHz incentive auction show strong moves by T-Mobile and Dish, while Sprint and AT&T remain the market’s heavyweights. Aggressive bidding activity by T-Mobile US and Dish Network helped bolster each company’s respective spectrum positions, according to...

T-Mobile US, Dish, Comcast dominate 600 MHz incentive auction, Verizon a no-show

The FCC’s 600 MHz incentive auction drew high bids from T-Mobile US, Dish and Comcast, with Verizon failing to garner a single winning bid. T-Mobile US, Dish Network and Comcast walked away as the highest bidders in the Federal Communications Commission’s 600 MHz incentive...

Dish raises $1B as it looks to build NB-IoT network by 2020

Dish Network raised $1 billion through a debt offering just weeks after announcing plans to build a NB-IoT network with its spectrum stash. Dish Network is looking to generate $1 billion through a debt offering, which the satellite television provider and wireless...

FCC 600 MHz incentive auction now down to just forward bidding

Forward auction bidding hits key milestone in FCC 600 MHz incentive auction, leaving broadcasters with $10B in proceeds and telecom operators to maneuver. The Federal Communications Commission’s 600 MHz incentive auction passed a significant milestone towards completion following four rounds of back-and-forth bidding...

FreedomPop partners with Dish Mexico for MVNO launch

MVNO FreedomPop said it will handle operations while Dish Mexico will deal with distribution and invest in the joint venture Mobile virtual network operator FreedomPop continues to bolster its international presence with its latest move, a partnership with Dish Mexico. The joint venture is set to...

#TBT: Sprint lull continues; Dish targeting T-Mobile? … this week in 2013

Sprint continued to see operations impacted by ownership uncertainty, while Dish looked to be eyeing a T-Mobile acquisition … 3 years ago this week Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from...

Analyst Angle: The outlook for Sprint (Pt. 2) – the Ferrari spectrum problem

Does Sprint have a Ferrari in the garage? Iain Gillott looks at Sprint’s options in terms of its 2.5 GHz spectrum holdings For the second installment on the outlook for Sprint, let’s start with a little fantasizing. Imagine you own a Ferrari. A really nice,...

Dish Network launches smartphone repair program

While continuing to sit on dozens of megahertz of wireless spectrum, Dish Network launched a smartphone repair program targeting cracked screens, battery replacement Dish Network, which continues to have an arms-length relationship with the mobile telecom space despite owning dozens of megahertz in unused wireless...

#TBT: T-Mobile targets enterprise; TracFone taps Verizon 3G … this week in 2015

1 year ago this week, T-Mobile targeted the enterprise, while TracFone tapped into Verizon’s 3G network Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put...

Dish to cut 550 jobs in closing Texas customer service center

Dish said the job cuts are set for May as it struggles with customer defections Dish Network is set to cut about 550 jobs as part of the closing of a customer service center in Alvin, Texas. According to the Denver Post, the center is set...

Dish wireless plans back on the table?

Firm announces handful of leadership changes, gains 3GPP band plan in boost to Dish wireless plans Dish Network rearranged its leadership structure and garnered an important spectrum band plan that could lead to movement in terms of the company’s deep wireless spectrum position. Dish CEO and...

T-Mobile opposes Dish participation in AWS-3 re-auction

T-Mobile US claims Dish's abuse of bidding process deserves punishment You can officially count T-Mobile US as a fan of Dish Network not being allowed to participate in the planned re-auction of 1.7/2.1 GHz spectrum assets it returned to the Federal Communications Commission tied to bidding...

Verizon suitor for Dish spectrum?

Verizon cited as potential candidate for Dish spectrum at the right price With T-Mobile US rumored to be in the sights of a potential acquisition by any number of deep-pocketed cable providers, long-time suitor Dish Network could find Verizon Communications a possible partner for its...

Northstar disputes FCC decision to revoke bidding credits

Northstar claims move was politically based and goes against tenants of DE program The Federal Communications Commission’s decision this week to revoke a $3 billion bidding credit tied to Dish Network drew a strong rebuke from one of the designated entities that actually ended up...

Dish Network surveying spectrum options; T-Mobile US plans hang in balance

FCC plan to revoke $3B bidding credit has Dish Network looking at options Dish Network is leaving all options on the table in regard to its vast spectrum holdings in light of a recent move by the Federal Communications Commission to revoke a $3 billion...

Dish launches Sprint-powered fixed-broadband service

Sprint and Dish Network’s “interesting” relationship got a bit closer today as the two companies announced Dish would offer LTE-based wireless broadband services in Corpus Christi, Texas, using Sprint’s network and spectrum. Dish said the service will provide download speeds of 10 megabits per second,...

Report: Dish Network contacts Deutsche Telekom on T-Mobile US (RCR Mobile Minute)

Mobile Minute Dish Network's outspoken founder Charlie Ergen reportedly put in a call to Deutsche Telekom to discuss the purchase of T-Mobile US. Dish has been a rumored T-Mobile suitor for some time; the company is eager to acquire more spectrum in hopes of complementing...

Report: Dish pulls LightSquared bid

Dish Network (DISH) may have a new motivation to pursue a deal with a carrier – its bid to acquire spectrum by purchasing LightSquared appears to be dead. Today a lawyer involved in LightSquared's bankruptcy proceedings reportedly confirmed that Dish is out. Dish had...

Sprint, Dish to deploy fixed wireless broadband

Sprint and Dish Network will experiment with fixed wireless broadband in Texas starting in the middle of next year. Today the two companies said that they will develop and deploy the service in limited areas of Corpus Christi with plans to expand to other...

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