Dish: New LTE Network Would Create Significant Jobs
Assuming Company's Not Bluffing And Actually Builds One
Nobody really knows if Dish is bluffing
about building an LTE Advanced network. Some believe that Dish really is considering building a major LTE network that could help compete with major carriers -- potentially by around 2016
. Others believe that Dish boss Charlie Ergen is just bluffing in order to bloat the price of the company's spectrum holdings before a sale. Ergen himself is still pushing for regulatory help, and in an unrelated recent hearing before Congress proclaimed that the company's network build would be a huge job creator for the United States
Last year, we invested billions of dollars to acquire two bankrupt satellite companies, with the aim of transforming those assets into a next-generation mobile broadband service. We want to provide consumers with the choice in services and providers that they seek. If we’re successful, we’ll fuel billions of dollars in investment and create tens of thousands of new jobs throughout the United States.
Of course Ergen argues that this job creation orgy can't get started until the FCC lends them a hand and gives them an exemption to conditions placed on the spectrum they plan to use for their "Ollo" broadband service:
We can’t get started, however, until the FCC releases updated rules governing how our satellite licenses can be used for terrestrial mobile broadband. Given the overwhelming support of the comments received to date, we hope that the FCC will act, and finalize the new rules by the end of the summer. We want to build the most advanced wireless network in the U.S. to compete against the well-established incumbents, but we need to begin as soon as possible to have a chance.
Or Ergen is lying, and is just trying to jack up his spectrum holding value ahead of a sell off to AT&T. We'll have to wait and see.
said by iansltx:12% market share is a faiiled business in waiting..
Why is it failed? Sprint already has their network set up to host others' spectrum if need be, their MVNO policies are liberal, and Dish spectrum has no interference issues like LightSqaured.
If you got 12% on a test.. would you be good at that subject?
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Couple a decent LTE network with Dish's Sat's could be a real game changer.
Imagine video distribution system/(blockbuster), using spot beams, DVR's, and their own LTE network to provided real-time feedback, and to fill in the gaps.
They've already got 14 million sat customers. A pure data+voip service centered around fixed LTE could really level the playing field with the cable CO's/ILEC's.
A fixed position LTE system could be many more times efficient than typical mobile LTE configuration, where each customer has a motorized directional antenna that adds a focused directional component to the cell system.
Note: I'm already using a crude version of this technique, (placing smart phone inside a cantenna & calibrating it), which improves S/N ratio, xfer speed, and reliability.
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Re: Couple a decent LTE network with Dish's Sat's Dish could go with fixed wireless...or they could do mobile broadband. My guess is the latter, since that's all the rage, but it could be the former. You wouldn't even need motorized antennas...just point at one tower and go. Personally, pointing at a Sprint "spectrum hosted" tower would be the most efficient way to accomplish this, particularly since Sprint isn't aligned to any of Dish's competitors and already has their system ready to do that sort of thing, but things could be done differently (okay, I'm being selfish here, since doing this would give more money to expand Network Vision more quickly...and Dish LTE would end up on a tower not far from my parents' place).
One thing's for certain: if Dish actually wants to build its own network (vs. selling the spectrum to VZ/ATT), the fact that they have 40MHz (as much as Sprint currently has in PCS, but without a legacy CDMA system taking up some of the airwaves) is a huge benefit. SpectrumCo is doing the right thing by selling its 20MHz AWS swath...it just isn't much spectrum to launch a high-capacity wireless network on without additional help IMO...but 40MHz is a totally different story.
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Re: Dish Jobs
said by ZandarKoad :I would expect Christmas to be a big day for them.
Ask anyone working at Dish: Don't let them "create" a single more job. It's a soul crushing experience. For example, how Charlie talks about spending Christmas in Aspen with his family while all the technicians learn the same day that Christmas Day and Christmas Eve have become mandatory working days, regardless of any scheduled days off...
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