Tag Archives: Charlie Ergen

Department of Justice and FCC voice support for T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger in new court filing

In the midst of the T-Mobile-Sprint merger trial, both the Department of Justice and the Federal Communications Commission have reiterated their support for the deal. Both the DOJ and FCC have filed court papers saying that the states’ lawsuit to block the merger would undo consumer benefits that were gained by the government during its review of T-Mobile and Sprint’s deal. One example given by the agencies is improved service in rural parts of the country. … [read full article]

Dish talks with ‘very exciting’ partners teased during T-Mobile-Sprint merger trial

Dish Network co-founder Charlie Ergen testified in the T-Mobile-Sprint merger trial this week, and an interesting tidbit of info came up that could play a role in the trial’s outcome. During the trial, lawyers were arguing whether certain parts of Ergen’s testimony should be conducted in open court. As noted by Fierce Wireless and New Street Research analyst Blair Levin, there were questions about Dish’s viability as a major fourth U.S. carrier and the attorney for … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Dish nearly merged in 2015, reveals John Legere

Dish Network is a major part of T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger, with Dish slated to become the fourth major U.S. carrier if T-Mo and Sprint’s deal is completed. According to T-Mobile CEO John Legere, though, T-Mobile almost merged with Dish a few years ago. While being questioned during the T-Mobile-Sprint merger trial, Legere confirmed that he recommended a merger with Sprint to T-Mobile’s board back in 2015. CNET says that Legere wanted to give Dish’s … [read full article]

T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger could get DOJ approval on Wednesday or Thursday, says report

Following a report late last week that said that T-Mobile and Sprint’s deal with Dish Network was imminent, we’ve now got more info on how the deal is progressing. Regulators have indicated to T-Mobile and Sprint that it could make a “settlement announcement” on Wednesday or Thursday of this week, or possibly even sooner, according to a report from Fox Business. This announcement would set the merger terms that the DOJ could agree with. In its … [read full article]

Google reportedly in talks with Dish Network about creating fourth U.S. carrier

Many of the recent reports surrounding the T-Mobile-Sprint merger have suggested that Dish Network will buy assets from the two carriers and help to create a fourth competitive U.S. carrier, satisfying the Department of Justice so that it will approve the merger. But now another major company may be getting involved in the deal. Google is reportedly in talks with Dish to create a fourth carrier in the U.S. That’s according to the [read full article]

Dish said to appeal to Deutsche Telekom for T-Mobile-Sprint deal as negotiations continue

T-Mobile and Sprint haven’t been talking publicly about their merger much lately, but the rumor mill is working to keep up in the loop with leaks and other info. Dish Network chairman Charlie Ergen is reportedly in talks with U.S. regulators and T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom about a deal that would see Dish become a competitive fourth U.S. carrier, satisfying the Department of Justice and helping T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger get approval. According to [read full article]

Dish reportedly wants FCC spectrum use deadline waived in exchange for buying T-Mobile-Sprint assets

Much of the focus on T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger lately has been on Dish Network and its Chairman Charlie Ergen. Ergen was rumored to be ready to spend $6 billion on assets from T-Mo and Sprint in a move that’d help the merger’s odds of gaining approval from the Department of Justice, but now some say that he’s not close to striking such a deal. Now another report with more info on Ergen’s intentions has … [read full article]

Dish CEO Charlie Ergen Talks Challenges To Potential T-Mobile Merger

The sign in the lobby of the corporate headquarters of Dish Network is seen in the Denver suburb of Englewood

Rumors of a Dish Network, T-Mobile tie-up never seem to go away but a new sound bite from Dish CEO Charlie Ergen might quell some of those rumors.¬†As Dish Network posted their second-quarter financial results, there’s plenty of lingering conversation about how Dish will break into the wireless space. When the topic finally turned to a potential T-Mobile tie-up, Ergen stated that any deal with T-Mobile “may be a … [read full article]