Wireless Industry News

Dish Network said it plans to "meaningfully" participate in next year's planned incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum. The company could grab yet more airwaves to add to its existing stockpile, though it remains unclear exactly what Dish will do with its spectrum.

Dish disclosed its intentions in an FCC filing detailing recent meetings Dish executives, including Chairman Charlie Ergen, had on July 7 with all five of the FCC's commissioners, including Chairman Tom Wheeler.

"The incentive auction offers opportunities for competitive providers and new entrants to bid on and win much-needed low-band spectrum, which will facilitate the deployment of mobile broadband services," Dish wrote. "The framework established in the Report and Order offers a win-win for broadcasters to generate revenue and continue to broadcast over the air, while ensuring that consumers will benefit from more robust competition among wireless carriers." Read the article here