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Nokia wins major 5G core deal with Dish

Green field US MNO Dish has been doshing out the work for building its 5G network recently and Nokia has managed to grab a piece of the core action.

Matrixx scores Dish 5G BSS deal

Disruptive US BSS vendor Matrixx has managed to jump aboard the Dish train after its converged charging system (CCS) was chosen to monetize its greenfield 5G network.

VMware bags Dish cloud platform gig

VMware has been selected to supply the cloud platform for Dish’s OpenRAN, cloud-native network, a mark of credibility in the firm.

Dish turns to Altiostar for O-RAN help

Upstart US MNO Dish has further signalled its commitment to O-RAN technology by signing a multi-year deal with Altiostar, which specialises in that sort of thing.

Dish CEO claims it can compete from Day One

Dish CEO Charlie Ergen has been sitting in a New York court room to defend the approval of the T-Mobile US-Sprint merger, but also insisting his company can compete in the cut-throat telco industry.

AT&T suggests Dish and DoJ are collaborating

With AT&T’s WarnerMedia and Dish arguing over a distribution deal, one AT&T executive has suggested Dish and the Department of Justice are collaborating to reverse the green light on the Time Warner acquisition.

Dish Networks forced to pay out to whistleblower

US satellite operator Dish Network has been told by the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to pay a former employee $157,024 in back wages and $100,000 in compensatory damages. The employee was blacklisted by the firm after reporting one of Dish’s vendors for submitting fraudulent invoices.

FCC approves SoftBank’s Sprint offer

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved Japanese operator SoftBank’s proposed takeover of US operator Sprint. The Commission decided that the transaction will serve public interest.

Clearwire board votes for Dish over Sprint

The board of directors at US wimax (and proposed LTE) operator Clearwire has unanimously voted to recommend an offer from US satellite provider Dish Network, rather than mobile operator Sprint. Dish Network has offered to acquire all outstanding common shares of Clearwire at a price of $4.40 per share while Sprint offered just $3.40 per share.

Softbank ups Sprint offer

Japan’s Softbank has increased the value of its offer for US carrier Sprint by $1.5bn to $21.6bn in an attempt to seal shareholder acceptance of the deal. As well as increasing the total amount payable the deal has been restructured to give shareholders an additional $4.5bn.

Dish serves up offer for Clearwire

US satellite player Dish Network Corporation is aiming to scupper a potential deal between national mobile operator Sprint and Wimax operator Clearwire. The firm has confirmed it has made a bid for the latter, to purchase all of the Clearwire common shares at $3.30 – which represents more than the $2.97 offered by Sprint.

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