Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Dish Network goes OTT and LTE

Dish Network has an interesting strategy, further expanded under its new CEO Joe Clayton. Since it doesn't have a fixed-line network, it apparently needs a work-around. This comes in two forms:

  • LTE. The company owns 40 MHz of nationwide spectrum (and some). There are TD-LTE plans (probably for a fixed-wireless solution), but a cooperation seems more logical - such as making an offer for T-Mobile USA.
  • OTT. Since it has nationwide content rights, why not piggy-back on somebody else's infrastructure? It is a loyal Google TV partner, has the Blockbuster business (including Movie Pass) and could even go further.

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