Dominant satellite providers are waging on acquiring airwaves in the recently concluded federal communications commission auction. Dish network has made its intentions clear spending a whopping $6.2 billion and filing for 5G permits with the FCC in March. Let us discuss what has prompted this move, and what is in store for the other dominant players.
Dish Network Teeing Off with Dominant Cable Providers
With this move, one would suppose homegrown consumers aspirations of acquiring cable service with better signal are on the grasp. What is in store for them and the industry at large is a tee off between T-Mobile, Verizon, and Comcast. Industry trade analysts say acquisitions and mergers are on the cards involving the three best internet providers.
Internet Providers and Mergers Trend
Word has it, that Dish network has been on the shortlist of dominant players being a kingpin of big moves. Their repute of satellite cable in itself poses a big threat to the low-frequency spectrum clocked at 600MHz speed. This merger trend also determines the loud rumors in the Internet of Things/ cyberspace as the following ones for instance.
Verizon Interested in Low-Band Entertainment
Verizon Inc has made it clear that its top brass is interested in a proposed 5G network, which provides high frequency cable. This is unsurprising for two of Verizon’s competitors, DirecTV Now and Comcast. Would Verizon go for the big move by acquiring Dish Network Sling TV streaming service?
Comcast Has Its Eyes Set On Dish Network Spectrums
There are factions in the industry who think that Verizon and Comcast may merge with each other to provide better satellite TV combined with wireless services. However, it all depends on how well the M&A responds on time alongside some of the standard cable and internet providers.
Dish Network may sell some of their best internet services to municipalities or to health care as a remote monitoring system in a bid to avoid M&A wars. The amount $6.2 Billion is worth a lot, more than rumor could bring in and certainly up there with the standard cable providers. Further, in its filing with the FCC, the spokesperson of Dish Network had said: “Exploring joint build partnerships that could reduce overall network deployment costs for Dish.”