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  • P
    word is Att to give up Direct TV to Dish for a combo
  • A
    We have been without ABC on from DISH for quite some time. I received my monthly bill with no reduction in the amount. After calling, I did receive a $5 reduction, but I should not have had to make the call. It should have been done by DISH. They are charging me for a service they are not providing. Hopefully everyone will call to request their $5 reduction.
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    Yahoo Finance Insights
    DISH Network is down 5.25% to 29.43
  • K
    dish doesn't need to but direct TV, direct TV is pretty much giving their customer to dish in large quantities.
  • A
    no volume; no traffic; no interest
  • M
    Anybody know if DISH is close to landing a contract with the NFL for the RedZone channel & the NFL Network?
  • P
    let's see how those 8 million boost subscribers fit in
  • F
    "Dish gets its day in the sun, becomes No. 4 US wireless carrier

    As a result of today’s ruling by Judge Victor Marrero in favor of a merger between Sprint and T-Mobile, Dish will enter the U.S. wireless market as the fourth major nationwide facilities-based wireless operator. The Denver-based satellite video provider has committed to deploy a 5G broadband network capable of serving 70% of the U.S. population by June 2023.

    But it will quickly get into the wireless business as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), running on New T-Mobile’s network, comprised of the combined networks of Sprint and T-Mobile.

    In his ruling (PDF), Judge Marrero said that "the Court is persuaded that the presence of Dish as a new entrant will constitute a substantial incentive to competition... Dish is undeniably well-equipped to enter the market by virtue of its large spectrum portfolio, which is worth roughly $22 billion and rivals Verizon's in size. This large spectrum position combines significant quantities of both low-and mid-band spectrum capable of supporting highly data-intensive consumer uses.”

    Marrero also mentioned the existence of “currently confidential and creative strategic partnerships that Dish is planning.” These mystery partners came up during the trial in Marrero’s court when Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen mentioned potentially partnering with others outside the wireless industry who may want to bundle wireless with their products.

    In his ruling, Marrero said these partnerships lead him to believe “that Dish would compete as a disruptive ‘maverick,’ offering low prices for innovative and high- quality services.”

    “We appreciate Judge Marrero’s thorough evaluation of this merger,” said Ergen in a statement today. “The ruling, in addition to the DoJ and FCC approvals, accelerates our ability to deploy the nation’s first virtualized, standalone 5G network and bring 5G to America."

    Dish has said it will look to cutting-edge networking technologies, such as those being deployed by Rakuten in Japan, to quickly build a network that is far more modern than its wireless competitors Verizon, AT&T and the New T-Mobile.

    Marrero noted Dish’s plan to construct a network built on virtualization principles, and said, “Dish plans to construct a ‘virtualized network’ that relies more heavily on software and cloud-hosting services provided by potential partners like Amazon. This measure promises to cut installation and maintenance costs, such that Dish currently projects network constructions costs of roughly $8-10 billion.”

    Eleven vendors have already indicated they could deliver to Dish a virtualized core network in the first quarter of 2020. Marrero was also impressed that Dish plans to operate an open radio access network. This is something that U.S. senators have championed because it means the wireless operator is not dependent on a particular vendor, such as Huawei, for the RAN equipment.

    Dish has been assembling a team of wireless executives in anticipation, and hope, that the T-Mobile/Sprint deal would get approved, paving its way to build a national 5G network. In November Dish announced the hires of two senior wireless industry leaders. Marc Rouanne, formerly with Nokia, is working at Dish as chief network officer. And Stephen Bye, who most recently served as CEO of Connectivity Wireless, and who had formerly been a CTO at Sprint, is leading the Dish wireless enterprise development team whose mission is to market commercial applications and to establish strategic enterprise partnerships.


    In today’s statement Ergen also said, “We are eager to begin serving Boost customers while aggressively growing the business as a new competitor, bringing lower prices, greater choice and more innovation to consumers. We look forward to the Boost employees and dealers joining the Dish family.”

    In his ruling, Marrero noted that Boost's distribution model is already quite similar to that of Dish and that Boost customers will have the benefit of the New T-Mobile network rather than “the decidedly poorer-quality Sprint network.”"
    In his ruling Judge Victor Marrero also mentioned the existence of “currently confidential and creative strategic partnerships that Dish is planning.”
    In his ruling Judge Victor Marrero also mentioned the existence of “currently confidential and creative strategic partnerships that Dish is planning.”
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    Yahoo Finance Insights
    DISH Network is up 7.81% to 36.98
  • A
    $NOK conversation
    Forget about low margin RAN contracts. $ERIC and Samsung are low balling bids in a fight over market share. Nokia has removed themselves from such situations. The real money is going to be made upgrading network core infrastructure and providing the software to access it. Virtualization of the RAN to move computation to the cloud will remove all that heat and power traditional RAN generate. RAN processing will occur in climate controlled data centers. Huawai and ERIC edge in RAN will be reduced because of this shift. If you have no idea what I am talking about then Google Rakuten and $DISH new mobile phone service. Core hardware and software have much better margins than RAN. Margin improvement is the #1 goal of $NOK right now.
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    $S conversation
    Latest from Charles

    Will update @LJMoynihan's scoop on Charlie Ergen vowing to launch a competitive wireless carrier on "Day 1" if the @TMobile - @sprint deal survives the federal court challenge to the merger by state AGs now @TeamCavuto @FoxBusiness $TMUS $DISH $S
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    TEAMrep YourDeal
    DISH is reported to be preparing for a fresh round of RFPs/RFIs, this time targeted at fiber and other support for networks. DISH's advantage and disadvantage stems from the same fact: DISH starts out building its network from the ground up. The is a momentous task requiring large up-front investments before the company's own network turns a dime. However, DISH has far fewer legacy contraints on what to build. They can use the more efficient and estimated 40% cheaper stand-alone 5G New Radio, 5G NR, approach to help bridge the gap between the mobile startup and entrenched competitors. DISH can also target the sweet spots that fit its own evolving capabilities, thus achieving more direct ROI.
  • P
    Passive possum
    Sling TV not steaming and cannot log into Sling account DISH !?
  • B
    SCOOP: State AGs trying to block @TMobile - @Sprint doing a deep dive into @dish's financials and ability to compete as a fourth major wireless network; will try and show $DISH to be weaker than pre-merger Sprint more now @FoxBusiness @LizClaman $S $DISH $TMUS
  • p
    Keep in mind: last summer, when the price tumbled this low, Charlie Ergen was buying with both fists.... and that was before final approval for Dish to operate as the nation’s #4 carrier.
  • T
    TEAMrep YourDeal
    DISH hopes to take advantage of building of the core 5G New Radio mobile network from the ground up. Similar to Rakuten, Japan, DiSH plans to build a 'cloud-native' network that uses edge/distributed network resources such as content and applications servers that are connected together using low-latency fiber-optic and gigabit wireless. The network is then fanned out to smallcells or 5G Home gNodeB/eNb routers and subscriber units. Rakuten is using Intel 86 architecture servers rather than the dedicated server hardware that is typically found in mobile networks. These generic type servers run 5G software based server stacks. The advantage is that this approach has the potential to reduce the cost of the base station and content/applications servers while providing longer term use since the software can be upgraded up to multiple times before hardware becomes that much better as to justify replacement. Since there is a point at which improvement of performance at the base stations becomes small compared to adding edge/distributed content and applications servers to locations closer to end users, this architectural approach shifts the performance gains closer to it being a market-driven rather than hardware upgrade driven set of priorities. That leads to reductions in deployment and operating costs estimated at between 1/4 to 2/3rds less than competitors who must deal with a large installed base of infrastructure. It also provides much greater flexibility and strategic benefits such as the ability to partner with content, gaming, social network and other applications providers. DISH might, for example, partner with NetFlix or other content provider to connect to their core network as a virtual network host that serves not just DiSH's customers but those subscribed to competitors networks. It will come down to a case-by-case ROI basis whether that makes sense for both the content/apps providers and DISH...a competition where the cost advantage of the new 5G network architecture may win in the competitive market place.
  • E
    Thinking of buying some shares, any opinions of their future?
  • A
    Satellite is dead, long live streaming. SLING is hands down the best streaming service out there - fast, great user interface. They haven't done their packages properly though. They should switch to a higher granularity of a-la-carte choosing of channels.

    DISH is progressing towards being an Internet Service Provider and streaming over it, but this will take a year before we see any offerings for their 5G delivery, and then it will be only in major markets to start.

    I think DISH will survive all this, but it will be rough going over the next year. They really need to ensure 5G rollout, and they need to do something to make SLING more attractive to streamers, they got a jump start on competition and it really IS the best one out there, but they need to fix the package offerings to optimize revenue from it.
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    TEAMrep YourDeal
    Rakuten, the Japanese company that is building a large scale cloud-forward, Open RAN (radio access network), announced on April 8 the launch of their 5G NR network. DISH is closely modeling their efforts. The advantage of the cloud-centric approach is that it uses Open-RAN (O-RAN) standards to design the hardware of the network using general purpose servers, network routers, applications and media servers, while the software is modular, open sourced. Parts of mobile RAN are different from the IT/Internet cloud service platform. And individual operators can use different network management, billing, Big Data, and advertising software. However, because the core functionality is modular, virtualized and open, the new cloud-centric approach leads to less reliance on sole-sourced vendors and limited choices of system management and maintenance. The approach theoretically leads to a 40% lower cost compared to the multiple standards used by operators up until now. Incumbent operators must support legacy network hardware, software and back office systems and cannot take advantage of cloud-centric O-RAN without a long transition process. That gives the greenfield (clean sheet of paper) operators a competitive advantage so long as they can fill up their network to pay for it.

    Rakuten’s CTO says that they have seen the 40% projected lower cost of building the network. He says the cost of maintenance and management will beat the 40% expectation.
    The launch, which Rakuten had delayed a few months, is good news for DISH. Rakuten is going through the problems of being early to deploy O-RAN which DISH can directly benefit. DISH has not announced details on their deployments. They have indicated that many of their suppliers will be the same as Rakuten’s.
  • A
    Dish owns $20 billion in spectrum, yet is only valued at $23 billion? They are building out a 5G network of coverage for internet, which would go head to head with Verizon, Comcast but without the cord. SlingTV is growing fast, and gets better each month with more channel offerings and improved interface.

    Why is the stock value still this low?