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DISH To Acquire Republic Wireless For Undisclosed Sum

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  • DISH Network Corp (NASDAQ: DISHannounced its plans to acquire MVNO service operating on the T-Mobile US Inc (NASDAQ: TMUS) network Republic Wireless.
  • The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
  • DISH will assume 0.2 million customer relationships, the Republic Wireless brand, and other supporting assets under the arrangement.
  • The existing Relay division of Republic Wireless will continue to operate as a standalone company and will become a wholesale customer on DISH’s 5G network under the arrangement.
  • Relay offers communication and productivity solutions for frontline teams in hospitality, facilities management, manufacturing, healthcare, and education.
  • Republic has become known for simple, reasonable service with a customer-centric approach to support.
  • DISH SVP of Ting Mobile and MVNO platforms Rob Currie will lead the Republic Wireless business.
  • DISH’s cash and cash equivalents amounted to $3.4 billion as of December 31, 2020.
  • Price action: DISH shares are up 3.93% at $35.14 on the last check Monday.
 

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