Dish, T-Mobile Agree To New Terms Of Partnership

Dish and T-Mobile today said they’ve agreed to new terms related to their master network services agreement (MNSA). As a result, Dish will pay lower rates to T-Mobile for the use of T-Mobile’s network, with these reduced rates applied retroactively to January 22, 2022. 
And Dish has agreed to a minimum purchase commitment to T-Mobile of $3.3 billion over the course of the MNSA. The MNSA was first entered on July 1, 2020 with a seven-year term, so there are five years remaining on the agreement.

The parties had been involved in a year-long dispute about Dish’s use of T-Mobile’s CDMA spectrum. This spectrum was especially important to Dish’s prepaid wireless service Boost Mobile.

During the first quarter of 2022, Dish and T-Mobile reached a proposed settlement that would have resolved this conflict. However, the Department of Justice (DoJ) never approved the proposed settlement. And the matter became moot after T-Mobile shut down this spectrum on May 31.

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