July 2, 2019 / 5:15 PM / a year ago

DoJ pushes T-Mobile to give more to Dish -CNBC

July 2 (Reuters) - Dish Network Corp and T-Mobile US Inc are nearing a deal with the U.S. Department of Justice on a hosting agreement that would push Dish as a new U.S. wireless competitor, CNBC reported on Tuesday, citing sources.

Dish will be able to use a Sprint/T-Mobile network for six or seven years before building its own network, CNBC reported here

The DoJ wants Deutsche Telekom AG, which owns more than 60% of T-Mobile, to give Dish unlimited access to its network, the report said.

The DoJ had earlier said it wanted Sprint Corp and T-Mobile to sell off assets including some wireless spectrum before agreeing to approve their $26 billion merger.

Both, Dish and T-Mobile did not immediately respond to Reuters' requests for comment. (Reporting by Sayanti Chakraborty in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D'Silva)

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