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January 21, 2012 / Raffy Pekson II

AT&T May Buy Dish Network

DISH Network Mobile TV Stations

After it’s failed $39 billion bid for T-Mobile USA last year, AT&T may be compelled to pay premium price to acquire Dish Network Corp.

Dallas-based AT&T last month abandoned its deal for T-Mobile USA that would have increased the largest United States telephone company’s 4G spectrum capacity 62 percent, helping its higher-speed LTE network compete with Verizon Wireless. Now, AT&T may consider a bid for Dish after the second-largest U.S. satellite-television provider acquired airwaves from the bankruptcies of DBSD North America Inc. and TerreStar Networks Inc. that could give AT&T two to four more years of capacity.

Dish is open to a potential acquisition once it builds out its wireless telephone and entertainment businesses, the Englewood, Colorado-based company’s CEO Clayton said last week.

Read more at Bloomberg Businessweek

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