DISH Network Looks to Move Into Mobile Broadband Networks

Dish Network seems to be exhausting their resources trying to secure their place as your top home service provider. The most recent news is sure to put them on top. Dish Network has made it official, it’s moving into wireless. In a filing made this week with the Federal Communications Commission, the satellite television provider applied for approval to combine satellite spectrum licenses to use for mobile broadband services.

“We are excited about the opportunity to put this nationwide spectrum to productive use for competitive and innovative mobile broadband services,” Dish’s executive vice president Tom Cullen said in a statement on Tuesday.

Dish is hoping to follow the same path as LightSquared, a satellite mobile broadband company funded by hedge fund billionaire Philip Falcone. LightSquared has run into many concerns by the Federal Aviation Administration and companies that rely on GPS technology. However Dish wouldn’t operate on the same band as GPS and wouldn’t encounter the same concerns over interference. This most recent move made by Dish is in hopes of becoming a bigger player in media and telecommunications. Dish may be looking to Sprint Nextel Corp and MetroPCS Communications to help them with that. MetroPCS may be the right fit because they need more airwaves and has the financial resources to help Dish build a network.

However we shouldn’t expect anything to happen just yet. “I wouldn’t expect anything in the near term,” Dish Chief Executive Officer Joseph Clayton said earlier this month on a conference call, referring to the company’s mobile Internet strategy. Nothing is certain just yet, but keep an eye out for DISH Networks next move. To hear more news and upcoming Dish offers visit us online at Dish-Systems or call (888)566-3979. What do you think about DISH making the move to wireless? Let us know what you think!