Sprint in Talks to Power Dish Wireless Network

by Todd Haselton | December 7, 2012December 7, 2012 3:00 pm PDT


Dish Network wants to launch its own wireless service, that much has been made clear in recent weeks. In fact, the FCC chairman has already suggested approving the deal. However, it’s not certain who Dish will work with in order to offer wireless services. Today, Bloomberg offered a closer look at the situation. Apparently Sprint is in talks with Dish Network to help power a possible nationwide network.

Dish won’t confirm the report, of course. The CEO Joe Clayton told Bloomberg Friday that the company speaks with everyone and that nothing is final. Sprint, for its part, is trying to build its network to compete with Verizon Wireless and AT&T. It already announced a deal to acquire spectrum from U.S. Cellular for $480 million and Softbank has announced  intentions to acquire 70 percent of Sprint for $20.1 billion.

[via Bloomberg]


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Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...