Dish Network CEO: We’re considering buying or partnering with Sprint or Clearwire

“Dish Network Corp., the second- largest U.S. satellite-TV provider, may consider partnering with or buying a wireless carrier such as Sprint Nextel Corp. or Clearwire Corp., Chief Executive Officer Joseph Clayton said,” Alex Sherman and Cliff Edwards report for Bloomberg.

“‘We’ll look at partnerships, acquisitions, all of the above,’ Clayton said today in an interview in San Francisco,” Sherman and Edwards report. “Asked whether that could include buying or partnering with Clearwire or Sprint, he said: ‘Could be.'”

Sherman and Edwards report, “Dish needs a wireless network to utilize the spectrum it has acquired in its deals for DBSD North America Inc. and Terrestar Networks Inc. announced this year.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dmitri” for the heads up.]


    1. Wait, wait !
      What may be needed is a way to circumvent the cell phone network. A long-range WiFi-like network would just do that. Given sufficient coverage, that is. No blank spots all over the country.

  1. It IS different because such a merger wouldn’t remove a player from either the satellite TV market nor the telecom market. It WOULD make Sprint or Clearwire big enough to stay competitive and survive as opposed to its shrinking service market share as it currently is.

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