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Dish revises 5G launch schedule, risking to break its FCC promises

November 9, 2020


Given the deafening silence of the last few months on the Dish 5G network buildout front, it’s hardly shocking to hear Charlie Ergen revise his previously optimistic forecast of a single market launch by the end of the year.

Worse yet, the chairman and co-founder of the company that recently became the fourth-largest wireless service provider in the US only expects to deploy 5G in “some preliminary, small markets” in the first quarter of 2021, with an expansion to the operator’s first “major market” planned sometime during Q3 of next year.

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