1. Dish’s Ergen hints at cable interest in its planned 5G network

    Dish’s Ergen hints at cable interest in its planned 5G network

    Nov 7, 2018 1:53pm Dish Network is headquartered in Colorado. (Dish Network) Dish Network’s Charlie Ergen suggested that cable companies could be interested in purchasing bandwidth on the company’s planned neutral-host 5G wireless network. 

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    1. If you look at the list of people that are interested in what we're doing, is cable—as a gross generalization—there? Yes, they are.
    2. Would cable companies want to start with the old technology, or would they want to move to the new, so they can leapfrog what the incumbents do? If I was the CEO of a cable company, I would want to leapfrog.
    3. There's a lot of interest in what we're doing.
    4. There are people out there with lower spectrum that is unused in our region.
    5. When we build a network that's 10 times more efficient than the current networks, that means we're going to use spectrum more efficiently. That's the opposite of hoarding. That's using spectrum more efficiently.
    6. It would be helpful to get a decision, whatever that decision might be.
    7. We continue to believe that the FCC doesn't have grounds to disqualify the narrowband network for the purposes of meeting buildout requirements.
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