Posts tagged as: Dish Networks

Dish Unhappy About FCC’s Position On Auction Discounts

Dish Networks has confirmed the FCC plans to deny it $3.3 billion in discounts on spectrum licenses. Dish used three small companies — called designated entities — to place bids on its behalf during the AWS-3 auction earlier this year. Small entities are generally given a discount of 25%, which would have reduced the combined […]

FCC Embraces New Auction Rules for Designated Entities

The FCC has formally adopted a Report and Order that makes changes to how small businesses participate in spectrum auctions. The changed rules are a response to Dish Networks‘ use of designated entities to place bids on its behalf in the AWS-3 auction earlier this year. Dish Networks won $13 billion worth of spectrum licenses, […]

Dish Seeking Cash for Possible T-Mobile Take Over

Dish Networks is discussing loans of $10 to $15 billion with banks, reports the Wall Street Journal which it would use to finance a merger with or acquisition of T-Mobile. Dish and T-Mobile are believed to be holding merger talks, though a deal is not imminent. Since T-Mobile is valued at just $3 billion less […]

T-Mobile and Dish In Possible Merger Talks

T-Mobile and Dish Networks are negotiating a potential merger between the two companies, reports the Wall Street Journal. The companies have agreed to some of the broad strokes of combining, but not the details. For example, the Journal’s sources say Dish CEO Charlie Ergen would become the combined company’s Chairman, while T-Mobile CEO John Legere […]

AT&T Proposes Caps for Designated Entities in Buying Spectrum

AT&T and a handful of other carriers today asked the FCC to consider a new way to define designated entities and small businesses in spectrum auctions moving forward. The proposal follows Dish Networks’ use of designated entities — or small companies — to bid for spectrum in the AWS-3 auction on its behalf. The small […]

Dish Networks CEO to Retire

Dish Networks CEO Joe Clayton plans to retire at the end of March. Clayton will be succeeded by Dish founder and Chairman Charlie Ergen. Ergen served as Dish’s CEO until 2011, when he handed daily operations of the company over to Clayton. Together Ergen and Clayton have pushed Dish towards becoming a wireless company, though […]

Dish Says It Will Bid On 600MHz Spectrum

Dish Networks has told the FCC it intends to “meaningfully participate” in the reverse auction for 600MHz airwaves scheduled for next year. “The incentive auction offers opportunities for competitive providers and new entrants to bid on and win much-needed lowband spectrum, which will facilitate the deployment of mobile broadband services,” said Dish Senior Vice President […]

FCC Officially Gives Dish Networks H Block Spectrum

The Federal Communications Commission has handed over 176 spectrum licenses to Dish Networks for the airwaves it won at auction earlier this year. Total bids for the auction reached $1.564 billion, which was the reserve price set by the FCC. At stake was the H Block of the PCS band, which covers a 10MHz channel: […]

Sprint and Dish to Trial LTE 4G Broadband to Homes

Sprint today announced that it is partnering with Dish Networks to offer LTE 4G-based broadband in Corpus Christi, Texas. Dish will be responsible for installing the satellite dish and in-home networking gear, and Sprint will deliver TDD-LTE via its 2.5GHz spectrum. Sprint expects the trial to be up and running by the middle of 2014. […]

Dish Wants LightSquared’s Spectrum

Dish Networks is looking to win control over bankrupt LightSquared’s spectrum assets in an auction scheduled for December. A judge will set initial terms for an auction of LightSquared’s assets on Monday. Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen has been acquiring LightSquared’s debt on the side, which gives him a say in how the auction of the […]

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