5 thoughts on “Dish Network wants to buy Sprint for $25.5 billion”

  1. It would seem that DISH is looking to this as a means of providing TV AND internet to customers in an effort to woo them from cable companies.

    My question is whether this would eliminate those Comcastic messages that appear on my TV telling me “We have detected an interruption in your service. blah-blah-blah.” which are caused by problems with Comcast, NOT by a bad cable connection on any of my TVs.

  2. On the one hand, you have Masayoshi Son, a man known for disrupting things to some extent who brings perhaps an implied promise that he’s gonna disrupt wireless and do something different than what we’ve seen so far.

    And on the other hand, you have Charlie Ergen, one of the shrewdest, cheapest CEOs out there. And apparently not much fun to work for. Would he disrupt wireless? Doubtful. Charlie is all about ROI. Sprint would get squeezed like a sponge.

    IIRC, both are self-made too.

    Hard to choose but I’d like to see what Softbank can do. It’s been a long time since the US wireless market had an outsider come to town. Maybe Softbank can be what’s needed. That or Vodafone buying VZW and bringing their brand here.

  3. Hey Dish, do yourself a favor and not only reinvent the content delivery model to wireless, but also embrace an Ala Carte channel model that gives viewers flexibility and there is no way you can lose!

  4. I think there may be an error in the article. Based on numerous other articles, the softbank offer is for 70% of Sprint, not 30%.

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