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$5 Billion. Dish has reportedly agreed to a deal to buy assets from T-Mobile and Sprint. Bloomberg (link below) say that Dish will pay $5 billion, consisting of $1.5 billion for prepaid businesses and $3.5 billion for spectrum. Dish is also getting a seven-year wholesale agreement that allows it to sell service using T-Mobile’s network, and T-Mobile Read more…

We told you so – kind of. Back on our latest webinar, both NWIDA and WiBoc offered Google as a potential player in the Boost buy. Now, the NY Post (link below) is reporting that Google and Dish are talking. But, according to Google, in the same article, the answer is “No.” The Post article clearly states: Google Read more…

Updating our earlier report, CNBC is reporting that while Dish and T-Mobile are near a deal, there are hurdles to overcome. The DOJ is pushing Deutsche Telekom to give Dish a sweeter deal to ensure they can be an effective fourth player in the wireless industry. The DOJ wants Deutsche Telekom to give Dish unlimited access to Read more…

T-Mobile has reportedly reached a deal with Dish Network that could push the merger with Sprint over the top — but approval from the Department of Justice is still needed, according to published reports. CNBC reported that anonymous sources had said that a deal has been reached between T-Mo and Dish on a purchase of assets, but Read more…

We wanted to know about the Dish plans for the Boost Dealers, should the be the “winner” in the “spin-off sweepstakes.” So NWIDA reached out to Dish, and their CEO W. Erik Carlson, last week to talk about their “interest” in Boost Mobile, and more importantly, their plans for the dealers, should they be successful. Today, we Read more…

Who will buy Boost Mobile? Glad you asked. In fact, I’ve been asked this many times.  So many times in fact, that I’ve decided to write a (rare) opinion post about it. Yesterday, the FCC basically approved the Sprint / T-Mobile merger. Presuming the DoJ does the same (and there’s no guarantee there), and the merger goes Read more…

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