Tuesday, April 6, 2021

DISH Seeks FCC Help as T-Mobile Shutdown of Sprint Network Looms

 DISH Network tells the FCC that T-Mobile is acting like an “entrenched incumbent” carrier as it celebrates the one-year acquisition of Sprint. DISH is pleading with the Commission not to allow T-Mobile to shut down Sprint’s CDMA network prematurely.

T-Mobile recently announced it plans to turn off the Sprint CDMA network on January 1, 2022. DISH says that’s “significantly sooner” than the three-year migration timeline it previously announced and such a move would strand “millions” of Boost subscribers.

As part of the terms it agreed to for regulatory passage of the Sprint transaction, T-Mobile agreed to help set up DISH as a fourth national wireless carrier. Selling the prepaid Boost business to Dish was one step in that plan, reports The Verge. Continue Reading

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