Today, Dish Network has officially confirmed that they will become the national Mobile Operator in the United States of America. After facing the hurdles with T-Mobile and Sprint Mobile Merger, the Dish Network announced that they would become the National carrier. The US Department of Justice reached an agreement where the two parties, i.e., Sprint and T-Mobile. If Dish is Well Equipped and can run Sprint’s Prepaid Cellular business and then roll out the nationwide cellular company, then the Merger will happen, said the US Department of Justice.
Dish committed to FCC that they will roll out the 5G Cellular network over 75% of the United States of America by 2023. As a part of this Merger, the Dish Network will acquire the Boost Mobile, Sprint Prepaid and Virgin Mobile. Also, the company will acquire 14MHz of 800MHz Spectrum that Sprint Owns. Not just that, but the Dish Network will have access to T-Mobiles Network and Customer Base for over seven years. In that Seven years, the company can deploy its 5G cellular network in the country. The actual assets that Dish is acquiring from Sprint Mobile are worth $5 billion, including the $1.4 billion payment towards the Sprint Prepaid Business.
The remaining $3.6 billion are paid for the 14MHz spectrum lot of 800MHz. The entire transaction will complete after three years. Currently, the Merger of T-Mobile and Sprint is yet to close and subject to intervention from the Department of Justice; the Dish Network can utilize all of the resources they have in their arsenal. With these assets and resources, Dish Network CEO claimed that they would become the National Cellular Carrier in the US with more than 75% coverage by 2023. With the deadlines approaching, the company is working to build the first Fully 5G city by the end of 2020.