We may be heading toward a ‘splinternet,’ but not around 5G: IDC

We may be heading toward a ‘splinternet,’ but not around 5G: IDC4:16 AM ET Mon, 19 Aug 2019Crawford Del Prete of IDC says it’s very difficult to conceive that Huawei’s edge devices could pose a national security concern. However, the company needs to prove it isn’t a threat when it comes to the network infrastrucure, he says.


We may be heading toward a ‘splinternet,’ but not around 5G: IDC4:16 AM ET Mon, 19 Aug 2019Crawford Del Prete of IDC says it’s very difficult to conceive that Huawei’s edge devices could pose a national security concern. However, the company needs to prove it isn’t a threat when it comes to the network infrastrucure, he says.
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We may be heading toward a 'splinternet,' but not around 5G: IDC

We may be heading toward a ‘splinternet,’ but not around 5G: IDC

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Crawford Del Prete of IDC says it’s very difficult to conceive that Huawei’s edge devices could pose a national security concern. However, the company needs to prove it isn’t a threat when it comes to the network infrastrucure, he says.


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Samsung shakes up its Galaxy Note lineup with three new models starting at $950

Samsung announced its new lineup of premium smartphones on Wednesday: the Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10+ and Galaxy Note 10+ 5G. The Galaxy Note 10This Galaxy Note 10 has a really unique finish that changes colors in the light. Samsung’s $950 Galaxy Note 10 has a 6.3-inch screen, which is the biggest difference from the 6.8-inch screen on the Galaxy Note 10+. Galaxy Note 10+The Galaxy Note 10+ Todd Haselton | CNBCThe $1,099 Galaxy Note 10+ is a larger version of Galaxy Note 10, but it has a few


Samsung announced its new lineup of premium smartphones on Wednesday: the Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10+ and Galaxy Note 10+ 5G. The Galaxy Note 10This Galaxy Note 10 has a really unique finish that changes colors in the light. Samsung’s $950 Galaxy Note 10 has a 6.3-inch screen, which is the biggest difference from the 6.8-inch screen on the Galaxy Note 10+. Galaxy Note 10+The Galaxy Note 10+ Todd Haselton | CNBCThe $1,099 Galaxy Note 10+ is a larger version of Galaxy Note 10, but it has a few
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Samsung shakes up its Galaxy Note lineup with three new models starting at $950

Samsung announced its new lineup of premium smartphones on Wednesday: the Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10+ and Galaxy Note 10+ 5G. This is Samsung’s shot to get its latest and greatest phones on the market before Apple launches its new iPhones in the fall. And there’s a lot to like, as you’re willing to spend at least $950. The market of people willing to shell out about $1,000 for a phone is shrinking, as many continue to hold on to phones for longer than ever. That means it’s important for Samsung to get its new Note phones out the door and appeal to these shoppers before Apple launches its new iPhones in September.

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This is also the first time Samsung has launched more than one model of its fan-favorite Galaxy Note phone, which helps it cater to as many of those buyers as possible. There’s a model for people who don’t like “huge” phones, there’s a big one for power users and there’s a 5G variant for folks who want to future-proof for next-generation networks that are beginning to roll out now. All three phones will be available to order at 12:01 a.m. ET Thursday, and they will be in stores on Aug. 23. The 5G variant will be a Verizon Wireless exclusive to start. I had a chance to check out Samsung’s new phones earlier this week. Here’s what you need to know about them.

The Galaxy Note 10

This Galaxy Note 10 has a really unique finish that changes colors in the light. Todd Haselton | CNBC

The Galaxy Note 10 is the phone most people should buy. Samsung’s $950 Galaxy Note 10 has a 6.3-inch screen, which is the biggest difference from the 6.8-inch screen on the Galaxy Note 10+. Samsung said it’s launching a smaller version in case some customers find the full-sized Note to be too large. And that’s a good strategy, since earlier Note phones have felt a bit bulky and heavy. This year, the Galaxy Note 10 feels much lighter and thinner. The phones are still big, but since the screen takes up most of the front of the phone, they don’t feel as large as earlier models. The screen is the one big selling point. It’s probably the best on any phone you can buy. It’s sharp, colorful and really bright. But so are the screens on most other high-end phones, including Samsung’s Galaxy S10 devices that launched earlier this year. Apple’s iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max use a similar display technology. The Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ stand out against iPhones by including just a tiny cut-out for the front-camera. The rest of the face of the phone is entirely screen, which means things like videos and photos tend to pop a bit more, since there aren’t any big bezels or notches to distract you.

See how this Galaxy Note 10 changed colors in the light? Todd Haselton | CNBC

The finishes on the phones are gorgeous. These might be the best looking phones on the market, and I particularly like the silver “aura glow” finish that seems to change colors depending on how it catches the light. There are three cameras on the back, and they seemed pretty good in my short time with them. One gives you 2x optical zoom, another is for wide-angle pictures, which I love since it lets you fit more into a picture. There’s also another standard camera which, when used in tandem with the optical zoom lens, lets you shoot portrait pictures. I took a quick one and it looked on a par with what I get from an iPhone XS, but I’ll reserve final judgement for a full review. The S Pen (Don’t call it a stylus!) is also improved. I usually like it, but don’t find myself using it to write much since it’s kind of light and awkward to hold. I like some of the improvements Samsung made to the ergonomics, which make writing a bit more natural. It’s a unibody design now, so it feels a bit more sturdy, and it has beveled edges that make it easier to grip. It’s still a hair on the tiny side, though. Some new S Pen features coming include gesture support, so you can set up the phone and then control things like the camera’s zoom without touching the phone. It’s neat, if a bit gimmicky. But Samsung is appealing to its power users who probably like these features.

This Galaxy Note 10 looks silver here. Todd Haselton | CNBC

Samsung has always put a focus on bigger and faster-charging batteries. This year, it removed the standard headphone jack to squeeze in as big of a battery as possible. It says customers can also charge the Galaxy Note 10 fully in about an hour, or get a day’s use after it’s plugged in for 30 minutes. I love that. The faster a phone charges, the less I have to worry about battery life. Finally, you’ll get four times the storage of an entry-level iPhone. Samsung is shipping the Note 10 with 256GB of storage, which is far more than most people probably need. But there’s no microSD card slot, so you can’t add more storage as you could with previous Note models.

Galaxy Note 10+

The Galaxy Note 10+ Todd Haselton | CNBC

The $1,099 Galaxy Note 10+ is a larger version of Galaxy Note 10, but it has a few important changes that will appeal to hardcore Note fans. First, it has an even bigger 6.8-inch screen. I’m a fan of big phones, so I love its size. It’s also really thin and light, so the phone didn’t feel too cumbersome. But it’s definitely not a phone for one-handed use. The Note 10+ has a bigger battery and will be available with either 256GB or 512GB of storage, which is a ton. There’s also a microSD card slot so you can add even more storage. This is appealing for people who install a lot of games, download a lot of movies and, importantly, shoot a lot of high-res video. And video editing is pretty fun with the S Pen, which made it easier for me to tap in and select specific frames of a shot.

I love this blue color of the Galaxy Note 10+. Todd Haselton | CNBC

The Galaxy Note 10+ will also include up to 12GB of RAM, compared with 8GB of RAM in the Galaxy Note 10. This should mean smoother performance while running lots of applications at once, including in Samsung’s “Dex” desktop environment, which lets you connect a monitor, mouse and keyboard and use the phone as a sort of mini PC. DeX will also let you plug your phone into a PC or Mac and run apps on your phone in a secure windowed environment. Previously, you had to connect it to a display. This has been primarily an enterprise play for Samsung before, but I’m curious to see how well it works after more time with one.

They’re much thinner and lighter than ever before. Todd Haselton | CNBC

The Note 10+ also has a “time of flight” sensor on the back, which uses light beams to better measure the distance between objects. For now, this is mostly used to take better portrait photos, but it can also enhance augmented reality apps and games. It’s not a must-have feature today, but could be useful in the future as more AR apps become available. The Galaxy Note 10+ otherwise has the same three cameras as the standard version. The S Pen has the same functions as it does on the regular Galaxy Note 10, too.

Galaxy Note 10+ 5G

The Galaxy Note 10+ Todd Haselton | CNBC

Verizon will have an early exclusive on the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G that, as its name implies, supports 5G networks. It’s otherwise identical to the Galaxy Note 10+. If you don’t think you’re going to upgrade your phone for three or four years and have a lot to spend, then this is for you. But I think most people should probably hold off on buying a 5G phone right now. Verizon said its 5G network will only cover half of the U.S. in 2020 and it currently covers only limited areas in a small number of cities. Verizon will sell the 256GB model for $1,299.99 and the 512GB model for $1,399.99. That’s a lot for a 5G phone you can’t use in most places yet.

Some final thoughts

The Galaxy Note 10+ and S Pen. Todd Haselton | CNBC


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Intel sold its smartphone modem business to Apple, but it says it will still be a big player in 5G

Intel sold its smartphone modem business to Apple, but the chipmaker’s CEO said Wednesday that his company will still be a big player in the 5G space. Apple bought the majority of Intel’s modem business for $1 billion, including technology related to the development of the 5G modems required for devices to connect to the new networks. Speaking with CNBC, Swan explained the rationale behind selling off the modem business: 5G modems, he said, were not an area that would differentiate growth for th


Intel sold its smartphone modem business to Apple, but the chipmaker’s CEO said Wednesday that his company will still be a big player in the 5G space. Apple bought the majority of Intel’s modem business for $1 billion, including technology related to the development of the 5G modems required for devices to connect to the new networks. Speaking with CNBC, Swan explained the rationale behind selling off the modem business: 5G modems, he said, were not an area that would differentiate growth for th
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Intel sold its smartphone modem business to Apple, but it says it will still be a big player in 5G

Intel sold its smartphone modem business to Apple, but the chipmaker’s CEO said Wednesday that his company will still be a big player in the 5G space.

5G refers to next generation of mobile networking that promises super-fast data speeds with the ability to support new technologies like driverless cars. Apple bought the majority of Intel’s modem business for $1 billion, including technology related to the development of the 5G modems required for devices to connect to the new networks.

Intel still has the option to develop 5G chips for non-smartphone products.

Apple made the move in order to develop its own in-house 5G modems rather than rely on Qualcomm, a company with which the iPhone maker has had a fraught history.

But the move is also a positive for Intel, according to CEO Bob Swan, who said the company can now focus on 5G in other areas.

Speaking with CNBC, Swan explained the rationale behind selling off the modem business: 5G modems, he said, were not an area that would differentiate growth for the industry. And with only one customer — Apple — retaining the business would not provide attractive returns, he added.

“So we doubled down on 5G networks where we think there’s real opportunities and last week we announced the sale of the 5G smartphone modem to Apple. But we also retained access to the technologies in the event that we need a 5G modem for non-smartphone applications, like a PC or an automobile,” Swan said.


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Rakuten is set to roll out 5G networks in June 2020: CEO


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Rakuten is set to roll out 5G networks in June 2020: CEO


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You don’t need to buy a 5G phone, and probably won’t for a few years

You’ve probably heard about 5G, the new and faster wireless networks that Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint are beginning to activate around the U.S. right now. But, if you’re buying a new phone, or even considering waiting for Apple’s new iPhones in September, you don’t need to worry about 5G just yet. But 5G also won’t be widespread very soon. Currently, the carriers only have small pockets of 5G networks that don’t do much other than promise faster data speeds when you’re in the right area.


You’ve probably heard about 5G, the new and faster wireless networks that Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint are beginning to activate around the U.S. right now. But, if you’re buying a new phone, or even considering waiting for Apple’s new iPhones in September, you don’t need to worry about 5G just yet. But 5G also won’t be widespread very soon. Currently, the carriers only have small pockets of 5G networks that don’t do much other than promise faster data speeds when you’re in the right area.
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You don't need to buy a 5G phone, and probably won't for a few years

You’ve probably heard about 5G, the new and faster wireless networks that Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint are beginning to activate around the U.S. right now.

But, if you’re buying a new phone, or even considering waiting for Apple’s new iPhones in September, you don’t need to worry about 5G just yet.

Pay attention to it – 5G is important – but you can ignore buying into the hype right now.

The 5G service is going to be great. It’ll give you faster data speeds, which means you’ll be able to download high-resolution movies in just seconds, instead of minutes. Higher res video chats will work everywhere. It’ll help connect smart cities so self-driving cars will know if there’s an accident on the road, or to slam on the brakes if someone is running a red light. It’ll change how we get TV and internet at home and will touch almost every industry, and the true benefits probably won’t be known until it’s fully deployed and developers show us what we can do on our phones and other gadgets with faster speeds.

But 5G also won’t be widespread very soon.

Verizon’s CEO, Hans Vestberg, told CNBC on Thursday that his company’s network will reach half of the U.S. by 2020. AT&T and T-Mobile have promised nationwide coverage by the same time, but that’s if they stay on schedule. (T-Mobile is awaiting final approval to merge with Sprint, which it says will help it compete in 5G.) Currently, the carriers only have small pockets of 5G networks that don’t do much other than promise faster data speeds when you’re in the right area. And only a few phone makers — Samsung is the largest — are selling 5G phones today.


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Cell tower CEO explains how the 5G rush ‘lengthens and strengthens’ our growth rate

Wireless companies are in the early stages of deploying the next generation of technology and the chief suggested that American Tower has a number of tailwinds to ride. The real estate investment trust leases multi-tenant cell tower sites to communications companies. U.S. consumer mobile data is growing annually at a 30% clip on 4G technology, Taiclet said. The potential $26 billion Sprint and T-Mobile merger, which the U.S. Department of Justice approved last month, is carving out another brigh


Wireless companies are in the early stages of deploying the next generation of technology and the chief suggested that American Tower has a number of tailwinds to ride. The real estate investment trust leases multi-tenant cell tower sites to communications companies. U.S. consumer mobile data is growing annually at a 30% clip on 4G technology, Taiclet said. The potential $26 billion Sprint and T-Mobile merger, which the U.S. Department of Justice approved last month, is carving out another brigh
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Cell tower CEO explains how the 5G rush 'lengthens and strengthens' our growth rate

5G is going to be a “game changer for society” and will take a huge investment over the next decade to build out the system, American Tower Corp. CEO Jim Taiclet said Thursday.

Wireless companies are in the early stages of deploying the next generation of technology and the chief suggested that American Tower has a number of tailwinds to ride. The real estate investment trust leases multi-tenant cell tower sites to communications companies.

The sites will need to be closer together for 5G service, Taiclet explained.

“It’s going to be a wholesale transition from a 4G technology to a fifth-generation technology,” he said in a sit-down with “Mad Money’s” Jim Cramer. “There’s going to be more equipment out there transmitting and … it should be something that lengthens and strengthens our growth rate, not in the U.S. only but around the world, eventually.”

U.S. consumer mobile data is growing annually at a 30% clip on 4G technology, Taiclet said.

AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile make up 88% of American Tower’s domestic customers. The company reported 7.5% organic U.S. tenant billing growth in its second quarter.

The potential $26 billion Sprint and T-Mobile merger, which the U.S. Department of Justice approved last month, is carving out another bright spot for American Tower. As part of the deal, Dish is in line to buy a number of assets from Sprint, including Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile.

Taiclet said his company has been “well in touch” with Dish management. He said the merger agreement will be good for both American Tower and the country as it positions the U.S. “for true leadership and accelerate that leadership for 5G.”

The chief thinks Dish will be a “disruptive new player” in the space that will benefit consumers.

“They’re in the middle of an internet of things deployment that they’re actually going to segue into a full 5G deployment,” he said.

U.S. companies are in a race with foreign businesses in countries such as China to roll out 5G infrastructure. 5G is expected to improve the speeds and ways that devices connect with one another and can be used in new applications, such as autonomous vehicles and drones.

President Donald Trump has said it’s one that that “America must win.”


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Verizon CEO sees functioning 5G wireless in half the US next year

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Eli Lilly confirms probe by New York’s Attorney General over…Eli Lily, the maker of blockbuster diabetes treatment Humalog, has been under scrutiny from U.S. lawmakers and the White House over the high cost of its life-saving…Health and Scienceread more
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Verizon CEO sees functioning 5G wireless in half the US next year

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Huawei says its first-half revenue jumped 23.2% despite political headwinds

China’s Huawei reported a 23.2% year-over-year increase in revenue for the first six months of 2019 year despite facing political headwinds. The company said its total revenue came in at 401.3 billion yuan ($58.26 billion) and its net profit margin for the period was 8.7%. Huawei’s carrier business, which sells core networking equipment, reported 146.5 billion yuan in sales revenue. For its part, Huawei is considered to be one of the leading names in the race to develop the nascent 5G technology


China’s Huawei reported a 23.2% year-over-year increase in revenue for the first six months of 2019 year despite facing political headwinds. The company said its total revenue came in at 401.3 billion yuan ($58.26 billion) and its net profit margin for the period was 8.7%. Huawei’s carrier business, which sells core networking equipment, reported 146.5 billion yuan in sales revenue. For its part, Huawei is considered to be one of the leading names in the race to develop the nascent 5G technology
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Huawei says its first-half revenue jumped 23.2% despite political headwinds

China’s Huawei reported a 23.2% year-over-year increase in revenue for the first six months of 2019 year despite facing political headwinds.

The company said its total revenue came in at 401.3 billion yuan ($58.26 billion) and its net profit margin for the period was 8.7%. In a press release, the tech giant said its operations are “smooth” and that the “organization is as sound as ever.”

Huawei’s carrier business, which sells core networking equipment, reported 146.5 billion yuan in sales revenue.

To date, the company says it has secured 50 commercial 5G contracts with leading global telecommunication carriers. 5G refers to the fifth generation of high-speed mobile internet — it’s expected to be a major factor in the tech industry for years to come.

For its part, Huawei is considered to be one of the leading names in the race to develop the nascent 5G technology. But the company is facing mounting fears that its technology could enable Chinese espionage through those high-speed mobile networks. Huawei has repeatedly denied that its products represent any risk.

Still, countries like the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Japan have restricted the company’s participation in 5G development within their borders.


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Apple will add 5G to 2020 iPhones to compete with Android, top analyst says

Apple CEO Tim Cook (R) and Apple chief design officer Jonathan Ive (L) look at the new Apple iPhone X during an Apple special event at the Steve Jobs Theatre on the Apple Park campus on September 12, 2017 in Cupertino, California. Top Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of TF Securities says all three models of Apple’s 2020 iPhones will support 5G in order to better compete with 5G Android devices. But competition against Android in the low-cost segment will force Apple to add 5G, Kuo said in a note Sund


Apple CEO Tim Cook (R) and Apple chief design officer Jonathan Ive (L) look at the new Apple iPhone X during an Apple special event at the Steve Jobs Theatre on the Apple Park campus on September 12, 2017 in Cupertino, California. Top Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of TF Securities says all three models of Apple’s 2020 iPhones will support 5G in order to better compete with 5G Android devices. But competition against Android in the low-cost segment will force Apple to add 5G, Kuo said in a note Sund
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Apple will add 5G to 2020 iPhones to compete with Android, top analyst says

Apple CEO Tim Cook (R) and Apple chief design officer Jonathan Ive (L) look at the new Apple iPhone X during an Apple special event at the Steve Jobs Theatre on the Apple Park campus on September 12, 2017 in Cupertino, California.

Top Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of TF Securities says all three models of Apple’s 2020 iPhones will support 5G in order to better compete with 5G Android devices.

In June, Kuo said only two models of Apple’s planned 2020 iPhones would ship with 5G support, while a third would offer 4G LTE to help keep costs down. But competition against Android in the low-cost segment will force Apple to add 5G, Kuo said in a note Sunday.

“Apple has more resource for developing the 5G iPhone after the acquisition of Intel baseband business, ” Kuo said in his note. “We expect that the prices of 5G Android smartphones will decline to $249–349 USD in 2H20,” he added, noting that “consumers will think that 5G is the necessary function” by the time they’re launched.

Kuo also said the more expensive iPhone models will need 5G to win favor from wireless carriers that will be pushing the new technology.

5G is a faster wireless network technology that’s just beginning to roll out in the United States. Only a few Android phones currently support it, and coverage is so limited that most people can’t take advantage of it. But 5G will be more widespread in 2020. The new iPhones that are expected this September won’t offer 5G.

In earlier notes, Kuo said the iPhones will ship with 6.7-inch, 6.1-inch and 5.4-inch screen size and that all will have the newer OLED screens that are on Apple’s high-end iPhone XS Max and iPhone XS.


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Dish Network and its billionaire co-founder Charlie Ergen finally have a plan

For nearly a decade, Dish Network hasn’t really had a plan. It has bought billions of dollars of wireless spectrum but hasn’t actually put it to use. “We’d like to own a wireless network,” Ergen said in 2013. Ergen has negotiated with the Department of Justice and Federal Communications Commission to give him two more years to build a 5G network. Then it would move to phase two to meet later deadlines by building a 5G network.


For nearly a decade, Dish Network hasn’t really had a plan. It has bought billions of dollars of wireless spectrum but hasn’t actually put it to use. “We’d like to own a wireless network,” Ergen said in 2013. Ergen has negotiated with the Department of Justice and Federal Communications Commission to give him two more years to build a 5G network. Then it would move to phase two to meet later deadlines by building a 5G network.
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Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-07-26  Authors: alex sherman
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Dish Network and its billionaire co-founder Charlie Ergen finally have a plan

For nearly a decade, Dish Network hasn’t really had a plan. Today, it has one.

Yes, Dish has had ideas about a plan. It has bought billions of dollars of wireless spectrum but hasn’t actually put it to use. It tried to buy Sprint in 2013. It thought about buying T-Mobile. It considered merging with DirecTV. It looked at buying bankrupt wireless broadband company LightSquared.

But for the most part, Dish co-founder and Chairman Charlie Ergen has talked about the company’s “optionality ” without committing to anything, all the while fighting a 2020 build-out deadline the U.S. government placed on it to actually build a network and put its spectrum to use.

The only thing Ergen has consistently discussed is an overarching goal to transition his aging satellite TV provider into a mobile wireless distributor that doubled as a digital video operator. Dish owns Sling TV, its over-the-top internet video service, and has about 2.5 million subscribers. Dish has just below 10 million satellite TV customers and loses hundreds of thousands of subscribers each quarter as subscribers cancel video service in the face of ballooning costs.

“We’d like to own a wireless network,” Ergen said in 2013. “About five years ago, I realized that the model as we knew it was going to get us to over $100 a month for programming costs, in which case things were going to change. That’s when we decided the wireless side was probably a place we needed to go.”

That’s all changed now. Ergen has negotiated with the Department of Justice and Federal Communications Commission to give him two more years to build a 5G network. Dish must build a 5G network that covers 20% of the country by June 2022 and 70% of the U.S. population by June 2023. If it doesn’t, Dish will have to pay the U.S. Treasury as much as $2.2 billion.

Dish’s old plan, as CNBC explained here, centered on meeting an FCC 2020 deadline by building a so-called narrowband internet of things (IoT) network that would connect “people and sensors and microprocessors.” Then it would move to phase two to meet later deadlines by building a 5G network. Many analysts speculated Ergen would likely just sell his spectrum or the entire company instead of building out a 5G network, which would cost the company tens of billions of dollars.

That entire proposal is now out the window if the Sprint-T-Mobile merger closes. (The deal is still in question. It’s being challenged by 13 state attorneys general and a trial has been scheduled for October, though it may be delayed). The 2020 deadline will no longer exist, replaced by the new 2022 and 2023 timelines.

And Dish will scrap its IoT plan and focus purely on 5G, which the government has always wanted in the first place, according to a person familiar with the matter. (Dish hasn’t totally abandoned its old plan yet because the deal still hasn’t closed).

That’s why regulators hand picked Dish to be the third party that was most likely to provide real competition to AT&T, Verizon and a merged Sprint-T-Mobile. Dish already has the spectrum, and regulators already had Dish locked up by a deadline he may or may not have met. Ergen has successfully pushed that deadline back two years, giving him more time to find a partner to help fund the cost of building a new competitive network. Dish is paying $5 billion for a combination of divested assets including spectrum Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile, all of which will be divested by the new T-Mobile. T-Mobile and Sprint must also provide Dish with 20,000 cell sites and hundreds of retail locations.

Reuters reported this week that cable company Charter submitted a bid to play Dish’s role as the interloper that would buy Boost Mobile and other divested assets, and the DOJ never even responded. Dish’s patience, or possibly intransigence, with the use of its hoards of spectrum helped it become the government’s top choice to be the nation’s new number four carrier.

But just how competitive Dish will actually be remains an open question as the state attorneys general lawsuit moves forward, said MoffettNathason telecommunications analyst Craig Moffett.

“Will this satisfy the State AGs? My guess is that it won’t,” Moffett said. “And unanswered in anything we’ve seen so far is whether the staff at the DOJ supports the current deal, or if the deal was approved by Bureau Chief [Makan] Delrahim without staff-level support. That will be important for understanding the prospects of the lawsuit.”


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-07-26  Authors: alex sherman
Keywords: news, cnbc, companies, cofounder, dish, spectrum, 5g, mobile, network, wireless, plan, ergen, finally, charlie, deadline, deal, billionaire


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