Dish is reportedly bidding for T-Mobile next year. This is according to sources who are familiar with the company's plans. If the report is true, then this would mean going head to head against the Japanese telecommunications giant, Softbank.
Last week, the Wall Street Journal said that Sprint is also planning to bid for a takeover in 2014. As you probably know, Softbank acquired 78 percent of Sprint for $21.6 billion in July this year, making it a majority owner. Sources added that Dish has already met with Deutsche Telekom, the majority owner of T-Mobile, and that a deal could be imminent.
It's worth noting that Dish already lost to Softbank when it placed a bid for Sprint. Now Chairman Charlie Ergen has no plans of losing once again, sources said. The parties involved declined to comment on the report.