back to article T-Mobile has a network, Dish has spectrum it can't use. Oh, HELLO

T-Mobile US and Dish Networks are in talks about joining forces. Consolidation and quad-play are all the rage between mobile networks, and mobile networks and other networks. The Wall Street Journal reports that the two companies have even decided that Dish boss Charlie Egan would head the beast as Chairman, with the outspoken …

  1. Michael Habel Silver badge

    Second best....

    Its not very hard only being the second best. When there are only Two Companies that are vying for your Dollars. The other being Murdoch's Direct TV, and your the only other guy in the running.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Second best....

      Murdoch hasn't owned Directv for a while now, they're independent. At least until the AT&T deal is complete.

  2. Vector

    Not much of a quad-play...

    ...when you consider that neither company has a wired internet offering.

    Going forward, quad-play is pointless anyway. Television and Telephone services are already in migration to the internet, so it's really about becoming a viable network services company since that's all that's going to be left for all the cable/satellite/telecom companies in 10 years.

    1. jonathanb Silver badge

      Re: Not much of a quad-play...

      The other option is to sell TV subscriptions that are delivered over the internet, like Netflix and others do.

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