Last week we discovered that Dish had agreed to purchase Boost Mobile and other additional assets from T-Mobile as apart of the Spring merger with T-Mobile. The Dish had already been working on its own wireless network and owned a big catalog of the spectrum it plans to make use of it. Now with the help from T-Mobile Dish will quickly be the 4th largest wireless suppliers in America.
Now we all know that back in 2017 as Dish was beginning actually to construct up its wireless efforts that Dish register SlingWireless.com. With SlingWireless.com registered it’s likely hinting that Dish plans to make use of the Sling TV brand to launch its wireless cellphone services as a substitute of the Dish brand.
Previously in December 2018 during an interview with Bloomberg DISH’s Chairman Charlie Ergen says 5G will probably be their “Manhattan Project.” Possible giving us a look at just how necessary this new service is to Dish.
“I grew up in this little city known as Oak Ridge, Tennessee, which was well-known for being a part of the Manhattan Project,” Ergen stated. “It took them about 4 years to design and construct the atomic bomb. And that’s about how long it’s going to take us to design and build the best 5G network. And we’re in the first year of building that today.”
“Each time a worker logs in to their computer, they’ll see this countdown,” Ergen, stated. “That is Management 101 — it’s the way you get disparate individuals to focus on a single direction.”