Tag Archives: Dish Network

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 merger trial begins today

Today’s a big day for T-Mobile and Sprint’s proposed merger. The trial between T-Mobile and Sprint and the state attorneys general who oppose their merger got underway today. As noted by the Wall Street Journal, U.S. District Jude Victor Marrero seems to be pushing for a quick trial, skipping opening statements and asking both sides to shorten their lists of witnesses so that they don’t beat him “over the head” with testimonies. One notable person that … [read full article]

Colorado leaves T-Mobile-Sprint merger lawsuit after reaching agreements with Dish and T-Mo

Following Mississippi’s recent decision to come out in support of T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger after originally being included in the lawsuit against it, another state has now flipped sides. Colorado has dropped out of the multi-state lawsuit seeking to block the T-Mobile-Sprint merger after coming to new agreements with Dish Network and T-Mobile. If Dish and T-Mo fail to meet the agreements, they’ll have to pay up to a total of $100 million. Under the … [read full article]

Group of economists come out against DOJ’s T-Mobile-Sprint merger agreement

When the Department of Justice announced its approval of T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger earlier this year, it actually filed a complaint to block the deal and at the same time filed a settlement with the agreements it made with T-Mobile and Dish for the merger approval. That settlement must be approved by a federal court which must determine if it’s in the public interest, and a group of economists are submitting a filing in which they … [read full article]

Justice Department requiring T-Mobile and Dish to support eSIM as part of merger approval

T-Mobile launched eSIM support at the end of last year, but so far support has been limited to the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR on prepaid service. The T-Mobile-Sprint merger could help to greatly expand T-Mo’s support of eSIM, though. The Department of Justice is requiring T-Mobile and Dish to support eSIM as part of its approval of T-Mo and Sprint’s merger. This will make it easier for Dish to attract new customers, the … [read full article]

Justice Department officially approves T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger

There’s been a lot of back and forth lately about whether the Justice Department would approve the T-Mobile and Sprint merger, but today we finally got a decision. Today the Justice Department officially announced that it is approving T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger following an agreement between T-Mo, Sprint, and Dish Network. This agreement is meant to position Dish as the fourth competitive U.S. carrier, taking Sprint’s place. As part of the agreement, Dish will purchase all … [read full article]

Dish will reportedly pay $5 billion for assets from T-Mobile and Sprint

Reports in recent days have suggested that the Justice Department is close to giving its approval to T-Mobile and Sprint’s merger, and now another rumor has surfaced that suggests that the merger continues to progress. Dish Network has reportedly agreed to a deal to buy assets from T-Mobile and Sprint. Sources speaking to Bloomberg say that Dish will pay $5 billion, consisting of $1.5 billion for prepaid businesses and $3.5 billion for spectrum. Dish is also … [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]

T-Mobile and Sprint’s deal with Dish Network is reportedly ‘imminent’

One day after a report said that the Justice Department will sue to block the T-Mobile-Sprint merger if an agreement with Dish Network doesn’t happen next week, it’s sounding like a deal will get done. T-Mobile and Sprint’s deal with Dish is reportedly “imminent”. That’s according to sources speaking to the New York Post, who say that T-Mobile and parent company Deutsche Telekom have agreed to drop their demand that Dish would not sell more than … [read full article]