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DISH bumps Las Vegas 5G beta launch to 4Q21

10 Aug 2021

US satellite TV giant DISH Network has delayed its planned 5G beta launch from the third quarter of 2021 to 4Q21. A note included in the company’s 10-Q clarifies: ‘We began construction of several markets including our first major market, Las Vegas, Nevada, during the second quarter of 2021. We anticipate deployment in Las Vegas to be substantially complete by the end of the third quarter of 2021 and the initial launch of consumer beta service in the fourth quarter of 2021.’

The 10-Q report, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), also clarified that DISH completed its previously announced takeover of MVNO Republic Wireless in the second quarter of 2021. DISH noted: ‘On 1 May 2021 we completed an asset purchase agreement with Republic Wireless pursuant to which we purchased certain assets and liabilities of Republic Wireless, including approximately 200,000 wireless subscribers. The consideration for the Republic Wireless Acquisition consisted of an upfront cash payment and an earn-out provision.’

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