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Dish Buys Republic Wireless

Republic Wireless - NWIDAConsolidation continues to be “the word” in the MVNO space, as Dish has announced its purchase of Republic Wireless.

As seen on Mobile World Live (link below), the agreement is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close in Q2.  Republic Wireless currently uses T-Mobile as its host network and markets itself as a low cost “Wi-Fi first” provider. 

With the deal, Dish adds about 200,000 customer relationships alongside the brand and supporting assets.

COO John Swieringa stated:

“As we continue to grow our retail wireless business, Republic broadens our existing customer base and positions us to deliver even more value to the market, expanding our portfolio of mobile solutions to meet a variety of customer needs.”

Republic Wireless’ Relay brand, which provides communications systems in the hospitality, facilities management, manufacturing, healthcare and education sectors will continue to operate as a standalone company. It will become a wholesale customer on Dish Network’s forthcoming 5G network.

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