Dish buys Ting Cell to broaden its wi-fi enterprise

The sale got here out of the merger between the 2 carriers. T-Cell and Dash needed to divest themselves of the pay as you go model to get approval for his or her union from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The settlement additionally gave Dish entry to T-Cell’s community for seven years. That entry now extends to Ting Cell prospects however does imply these individuals received’t be capable of use Verizon’s community like they might prior to now. Past that, Dish says present customers should not anticipate too many modifications. They’ll proceed to make use of their current telephones and pay the identical charges they’re presently paying.

“Our settlement with Tucows will speed up our digital and operational capabilities in wi-fi,” mentioned Dish COO John Swieringa.

Earlier than the T-Cell merger, Dish spent years attempting to enter the wi-fi market. Now it is rapidly setting itself as much as compete within the area. It’s too early to inform whether or not Dish will turn into a professional fourth participant, however getting assist from an organization that has managed a number of MVNOs prior to now ought to assist.