With the All Wireless Expo in Las Vegas next week, I was really hoping to see (and use!) a demo of Dish’s new, built-from-scratch 5G network. Dish already announced their first live city would be Las Vegas, and I thought it would be a perfect time for industry insiders to see (and hear) the network first.
Well, not going to happen.
Dish has pushed the launch of its 5G service back to the fourth quarter.
Research analysts have suggested the new timeline may be to accommodate the new 10-year deal signed with AT&T.
In related news, Dish lost 201,000 net subscribers in Q2, according to a recent 10-Q filing, which cited operational changes, competitive pressures, ongoing optimizations to the existing business and wireless device shortages. Even so, Dish lost fewer subs than analysts’ expectations of almost 300,000, At the end of June, Dish’s had 8.895 wireless million subscribers.
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