DISH has declared its intent to launch a wireless business that the company expects to invest billions and trigger tens of thousands of jobs to create a wireless broadband network that would power a variety of mobile and fixed devices, including smartphones, tablets and computers. However, the Federal Communications Commission has circulated a proposed order related to rules that would, once approved by the full Commission, govern 40 MHz of broadband-ready AWS-4 wireless spectrum controlled by DISH Network Corporation. DISH executive vice president states, “While the FCC would grant full terrestrial rights, its proposal to lower our power and emissions levels could cripple our ability to enter the business.”
This proposed order is not final and has a chance of being repealed. The outcome of this battle will be big in the mobile world.