DISH Wireless is growing once again with new hires to its executive team. Craig Sparks and Steve Becker are joining the team with their focus looking towards expanding many of DISH’s capabilities in the wireless sector. These powerful additions will be a boost to an already impressive lineup of talent and experience that the DISH executive team currently possesses.
Following in the footsteps of Stephen Bye, a former executive of C Spire, Sparks will be working at DISH to assist in growing its capabilities for customized customer solution integration and engineering. DISH is also looking to capitalize on his ability to assist with boosting the technical sales portion of its wireless business by supporting its sales team.
Steve Becker is a promising hire and brings with him many years of experience. The executive has been involved in many, many projects including creating business plans for Cox Business Services, working on many projects for Sprint including business development, assisting with startups, and much more. He will look to use the skills and experiences he has picked up through the years in these avenues as he assumes his new position here as DISH’s Vice President of Wholesale Business Development.
These moves are the latest in a year that has seen DISH Wireless expand its efforts and continue to push further into the world of 5G and fixed wireless. DISH is expected to be a major player in both the 5G and fixed wireless arenas with the two working hand-in-hand on many occasions. 5G is positioned to power new powerful networks that will provide fixed wireless access for millions that can reach or surpass current wired communications and their present capabilities. While it is obvious that DISH is taking steps into the world of wireless as a carrier since its acquisition of Boost Mobile, these moves are a welcomed sight to behold. New vendors such as VMware, hiring efforts beyond the executive branch, and a continued approach to acquiring more spectrum licenses will all help DISH achieve its ambitions.
Analyst Roger Entner of Recon Analytics fame agrees. “(Charlie Ergen is) assembling a very good team,” he said, “Absolutely, he’s filling out his roster with industry veterans. Here you have the opportunity to potentially reshape the industry. If you’re building a network now, you should build a virtualized one and that’s what they’re doing.” DISH will have to continue to push its efforts forward on the wireless front if it is to fulfill its terms and conditions of purchasing Boost Mobile. The newly found wireless giant has until June 2023 to complete a 5G network capable of reaching 70% of Americans or it will face a fine reaching over $2 billion.
Source: Fierce Wireless