Dish Network will need a deep-pocketed partner like Google or Amazon to be ‘disruptive’

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Now that Dish Network and its outspoken chairman Charles Ergen have agreed to replace Sprint and become the “fourth nationwide facilities-based network competitor,” what are the so-called experts saying? After all, this is a huge undertaking for the company, which is spending a total of $5 billion to purchase Sprint’s prepaid assets and some of its 800MHz spectrum. While Dish will eventually use the latter along with its 600MHz and 700MHz spectrum to build out its own national 5G network, it has signed a seven-year MVNO agreement with T-Mobile that will allow it to offer consumers wireless …

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