An announcement was made by the Dish Network Corp (NASDAQ:DISH) regarding its spectrum and different ways in which it can be deployed. Officials defined these multiple possibilities in a conference call that was reported in the fourth quarter. Various options are present at the company’s disposal; either it can go for other companies and rely on their services, particularly for the vending of its spectrum; or it can move a step forward and come up with its very own wireless service. Another possibility worth consideration is that the company can weigh the pros and cons of forming an alliance with a wireless carrier and allow their frequency to be accessed via a sort of tenancy.
Charlie Ergen, the CEO of Dish Network Corp (NASDAQ:DISH) made a statement in this regard, whereby he asserted that a partnership was formed between AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) and DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV), Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE:TWC). The results of this merging alliance will serve as guiding illumination for Dish Network Corp (NASDAQ:DISH) and will point out the way that it ought to undertake in future regarding its spectrum assets.
These mergers, elaborated above, are going to play a significant role in deciding the future of Dish Network Corp (NASDAQ:DISH), since they would delineate the changes which are going to make their way in wireless industries as well as Pay-Tv. Since wireless is the dynamic trend of recent times, with cord cutters bathing in a favorable light; it is therefore very much plausible that Dish Network Corp (NASDAQ:DISH) would move forward and conjugate its Pay-Tv service with wireless ones. Mr. Ergen in this context made an interesting prediction; asserting that the generations which are to follow are most probably going to watch television on their mobile phones. Therefore, in order to meet these advanced demands of the future generations, the company needs to think dynamically, and should strive to bestow mobility upon its content along with making it wireless.
AT&T Inc.’s (NYSE:T) decision of the acquisition of DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV) is still under scrutiny of the concerned authorities; although it sought its approval by the former company in last May. The prospects of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) and Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE:TWC) merger does not seem very bright; since it has become the victim of some serious criticism by important stakeholders such as Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) and Dish Network Corp (NASDAQ:DISH).
The EVP of Dish Network Corp (NASDAQ:DISH), Stan Dodge, claimed that the company’s Sling TV business would still be holding its ground, even if it has to go through a foreclosure, either by Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) or Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE:TWC). Moreover, he sketched a future scenario where both the companies mentioned above, get together and unleash their power on almost half of those homes who have access to broadband. In such situations, it doesn’t seem very likely that Sling would be able to cope up with the dynamic requirements. Mr. Ergen adds to this comment by highlighting other trends and ways in which things are moving. He claims that if things persist in the same manner, which they probably would, then perhaps Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) or Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE:TWC) wouldn’t be the only future competitors; since entities such as Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX), Hulu LLC and Amazon Prime would also be entering the field.