Posted on August 10, 2011
Satellite Giant, DISH Network has big plans to be involved in the future of wireless communications. DISH Network chief executive Joe Clayton said Tuesday that the Douglas County-based satellite-TV provider will play a key role in the future or wireless communications. During a conference call with analysts, Clayton said the company has long-term plans may include additional acquisitions, partnerships, and the divestiture of nonstrategic assets. In the recent months CEO Charlie Ergen has spent billions of dollars on wireless spectrum holders, video-rental chain Blockbuster and other acquisitions. Many analysts over the months have wondered whether Ergen planned to resell the spectrum or leverage their assets to launch mobile broadband service via a partnership with a wireless carrier. After recent talk it is believed that they may be going with the latter and plan on broadening their assets to launch a mobile broadband service. “We will keep our options open. DISH Network is systematically developing the building blocks that will shape the future of our company and the wireless industry.” Clayton said. They have tried to sell their services in some Blockbuster stores and have plans to expand those trials over the next two weeks. DISH also reported Tuesday that they lost 135,000 subscribers in the second quarter, ending June with 14.1 million. DISH blamed the subscriber declines on the sluggish economy and the aggressive marketing strategies of their competition. To get more news and updates on Dish programming visit us at Dish Systems or call (866)989-3474. How do you think that DISH Networks mobile services would work out?