DISH Network completes DBSD and TerreStar acquisitions

Telecom Lead America: DISH Network announced that it has
closed its acquisitions of DBSD North America and substantially all of the
assets of TerreStar Networks.


DISH  has
invested more than $3 billion to secure the licenses for this 40 MHz of
nationwide 2 GHz wireless spectrum.


The company said that it is looking forward to working
with the FCC on its forthcoming Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) and
remains committed to using this spectrum to help the Administration and the FCC
solve the nation’s spectrum crunch.


Furthermore, the company said that it will initiate
efforts to enhance the performance and capabilities of handsets that utilize
the terrestrial and satellite links while exploring its options for a broader
market entry.


DISH Network enhanced its DISH Remote Access app for the iPad to allow DISH
customers to watch thousands of on-demand streaming movies and TV shows.


DISH made the announcement at the 2012 International CES.


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