Dish acquires Republic Wireless and its 200,000 subscribers


Dish plans to add another mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) to its wireless business. On Monday, the company announced that it had reached an agreement to . With the deal, which is expected to close before the end of the first half of the year, Dish will add approximately 200,000 customers to its wireless subscriber base. The company says Republic Wireless customers won’t see any “immediate” changes to their plans.

After almost trying to break into the wireless market, Dish has made a lot of progress recently. It all started in July when the company paid $ 1.4 billion to buy from T-Mobile and Sprint. The two carriers have agreed to divest the prepaid brand to obtain regulatory approval for their . A month later, Dish bought . It’s too early to say if Dish will succeed in transforming itself into a competitive national carrier, but it’s certainly trying to pull itself out.

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