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Dish's Ergen tells DBJ: 'We're not feeling any pressure' to make a deal

Speculation is still rife that Dish Network and T-Mobile US will forge some kind of deal, but Dish CEO Charlie Ergen said that he does not feel any pressure to make any kind of deal, though he declined to comment directly on a transaction with T-Mobile. "We're not feeling any pressure to do anything," Ergen said in an interview with the  Denver Business Journal.

FCC's Wheeler proposes auction bidding rules that would prevent rerun of Dish's AWS-3 strategy

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has circulated to his fellow commissioners new competitive bidding rules for spectrum auctions that would block the kind of bidding strategy that Dish Network employed during the AWS-3 spectrum auction. The proposed rules would cap for the first time amount of bidding credits small businesses and so-called "designated entities" could get in auctions at $150 million.

Report: DT talking to Comcast about a potential T-Mobile deal

T-Mobile US parent Deutsche Telekom, which is reportedly in talks with Dish Network about Dish buying T-Mobile, is also talking to Comcast about a possible deal, according to a report from German publication  Manager Magazin.

Verizon's Shammo: We're not buying Dish Network

Verizon Communications has no interest in buying Dish Network, according to Verizon CFO Fran Shammo.

Reports: Dish looking for $10-15B in financing for T-Mobile bid

Dish Network is in talks with banks to line up between $10 billion and $15 billion of debt financing for the cash portion of a transaction to acquire T-Mobile US, according to multiple reports.

Entner: T-Mobile and Dish merger would follow macro trend as media, networks converge

As media and networks are converging, T-Mobile US and Dish Netwiork are reportedly talking about merging. The two companies share a mindset as aggressive challenger brands with a maniacal focus on cost cutting, something both companies have to focus on because they entered their respective markets late.

Report: DT CEO not keen on a T-Mobile/Dish merger, holds out hope for Sprint deal

According to a  New York Post  report, Deutsche Telekom CEO Timotheus Hoettges is not as interested in a merger between T-Mobile US and Dish Network and would prefer a deal with Sprint.

T-Mobile/Dish deal could create a new bundle, but consumer interest might be tepid

A combination of Dish Network and T-Mobile US, which reports last week said is being discussed, could lead to a new bundle of wireless, satellite and over-the-top video services. But analysts and industry experts wonder if bundling the companies' services would make sense and if American consumers would buy them together.

Analysts: A T-Mobile/Dish deal could put pressure on Verizon and Sprint, would be a boon for tower companies

Reports that Dish Network and T-Mobile US are in merger talks sparked a flurry of speculation from financial analysts about the potential ramifications for the wireless and cable industries. Some analysts think that the deal could increase pressure on Sprint, which would have no clear path to scaling up, and on Verizon Wireless which would be deprived of a source of additional spectrum it might have gotten from Dish. At the same time, analysts think a T-Mobile/Dish combination will be a major bonanza for tower companies.

Report: Dish, T-Mobile in merger talks; Legere would lead combined company

Dish Network and T-Mobile US are in merger talks and are in agreement on what a combined company would look like, according to a  Wall Street Journal  report.