Dish Network signed a سالہ 5 billion deal with 10-year-old AT&T
Dish Network has a new network operator partner for its MVNO brands: AT&T. The companies have signed a Network Services Agreement (NSA) that will see DishPay AT&T spend at least 5 5 billion over the next ten years as Dish brings its 5G network online. ۔
The deal goes into effect immediately and comes at a time when relations between Dish and T-Mobile – now a major partner in the network – are particularly strained. It’s an uncertain deal, and Dish says some of its users will likely continue to connect to T-Mobile’s network. The arrangement also gives AT&T the right to request access to some of Dish’s wireless spectrum.
Dish has Boost Mobile, Ting, and Republic Wireless MVNOs, which operate on other carrier networks. Dish acquired Boost Mobile in a T-Mobile / Spirit acquisition agreement as part of a plan to establish the company as the fourth wireless carrier in the United States. Dish’s Ting and Republic Wireless acquisitions also gave the company back-end infrastructure and customer access in anticipation of its launch as a full-fledged mobile carrier.
Things have not gone smoothly. The T-Mobile CDMA coming here is closed. In which many Boost users still rely. Dish says it’s happening sooner than expected (T-Mobile’s response to the issue has strongly “stopped killing itself”). Dish is also losing hundreds of thousands of wireless subscribers in recent financial years.
The AT&T CDMA network does not work, so this new agreement is not intended to address this issue. This includes at least a two-year transfer period when the contract expires, during which time AT&T will have to cooperate to help continue its services, so Dish hopes to avoid additional potential glitches. To survive