Dish Now in Center of Wireless Universe as AT&T Deal Falters

With AT&T walking away from its $39 billion bid for T-Mobile, investors are turning their attention to satellite television provider Dish Network and its block of nationwide cellular airwaves.

While Dish has a chunk of airwaves, or spectrum, that would fit nicely with AT&T, the two companies don’t appear to be best friends. Dish was one of the more vocal critics of AT&T’s T-Mobile deal, and the satellite TV operator appears to have wireless ambitions of its own, making it more of a direct rival to AT&T.

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