DISH, T-Mobile amend Master Network Services Agreement

22 Jun 2022

DISH Network and T-Mobile US have signed an amendment to the 2020 Master Network Services Agreement (MNSA) that provides DISH’s retail brands – including Boost Mobile – with access to T-Mobile’s nationwide 5G network. The amendment, which will become effective upon approval by the United States Department of Justice (DoJ), incorporates financial and operational changes, including improved pricing and enhanced roaming solutions for DISH 5G customers in consideration of an annual minimum revenue commitment (USD3.3 billion) through the remaining term of the MNSA.

In a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), meanwhile, DISH noted that T-Mobile has agreed to transfer to it (subject to required regulatory approvals) all Boost-branded subscriptions of former Sprint affiliates, Shentel and Swiftel, as well as all Boost-branded subscriptions who were previously part of the California Public Utilities Commission CARE programme. DISH expects to take receipt of more than 100,000 subscriptions as a result of this transfer.

The Binding Term Sheet will not be effective unless it is approved by the DoJ by 14 August 2022, although the two parties can agree to extend this period.