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Analyst: Dish Could Gain in T-Mobile-Sprint Hookup

Reports that T-Mobile and Sprint are moving forward in merger talks could have a benefit for one of Sprint’s past suitors, Dish Network, according to Barclays media analyst Kannan Venkateshwar.

According toCNBC, T-Mobile and Sprint are apparently moving forward in merger talks, with both sides agreeing that T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom would emerge from a deal as the combined company’s largest shareholder. In addition, T-Mobile CEO John Legere would be expected to head the combined company, although Masayoshi Son, CEO of Sprint parent Softbank, would have a say in how it is run.

Dish had attempted topurchase Sprint in 2013, but wasbested by an offer from Softbank.

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