A small but significant condition of the Justice Department approving Sprint and T-Mobile's merger is that the combined entity — and Dish, which is being turned into a fourth national carrier — must support eSIM technology.
The U.S. Department of Justice announced on Friday that it has approved a proposed $26 billion-plus merger of Sprint and T-Mobile, though with major concessions, and a lawsuit from 13 state attorneys general still pending. [Updated with Dish's multi-billion payouts]
Dish, T-Mobile, and the U.S. Department of Justice are reportedly near a compromise deal for T-Mobile's proposed merger with Sprint, which if completed, would see Dish become a national wireless carrier.
Dish Network is reportedly in talks to pay $6 billion or more to snap up assets from Sprint and T-Mobile as the two carriers try to win regulatory approval for a $26.5 billion merger, which itself faces tough opposition over competition concerns.
In a surprise move, Dish — known for its satellite television business — on Tuesday announced an iPhone repair service, allowing people in the U.S. to have a technician come out to their location and fix their phone's screen or battery.
Dish Network is in talks to merge with T-Mobile U.S., a report said on Thursday, and while major details remain unsorted, the companies are believed to be closely aligned about what a resulting entity would look like — one that might pose a threat to Apple's rumored subscription TV service.