DISH Network to buy MVNO Republic Wireless

DISH Network Corporation announced its plans to acquire Republic Wireless, an MVNO service operating on the T-Mobile network.
Dish Network for businessDISH will assume approximately 200,000 customer relationships, the Republic Wireless brand and other supporting assets.

Financial details were not disclosed.

“As we continue to grow our retail wireless business, Republic broadens our existing customer base and positions us to deliver even more value to the market, expanding our portfolio of mobile solutions to meet a variety of customer needs,” John Swieringa, group president, Retail Wireless and DISH COO, said in a statement.

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. Relay provides communication and productivity solutions for frontline teams in hospitality, facilities management, manufacturing, healthcare and education, and will remain headquartered in Raleigh, NC.

Rob Currie, DISH senior vice president of Ting Mobile and MVNO platforms, will lead the Republic Wireless business.