Top 10 Telecom Companies in USA 2016

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7. DISH Network

This company was founded in 1980 and headquartered in Meridian, Colorado, United States.

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It offers pay-TV services under the brand name of DISH and Sling, now collectively named as Pay-TV services and owns varied range of wireless spectrum licenses plus associated assets. The DISH brand uses direct broadcast satellite (DBS) in addition to Fixed Satellite Service (FSS) spectrum, with its leased and owned satellites, and other broadcasting devices and operations.

Sling brand services consist of linear and live streaming Internet-based over-the-top (OTT) domestic and international video programming services.

The company made a total revenue of $15.07 billion in the financial year ending 2015. The company was featured in Fortune Magazine for the year 2015 for being the World’s Most Admired Company and also featured in Fast Company in the same year for taking the place in the Top 10 World’s Most Innovative Companies 2015 in the Video segment.

It is the second largest provider of satellite based pay-TV in the United States, behind AT&T-owned DIRECTV. Offering about 3,100 local channels in addition to standard definition channels in the whole US market and HD channels in 190 of 210 national markets, it provides services to 13.9 million TV and 628,000 broadband consumers. DISH Network carries around 250 channels that is broadcasted in 28 languages other than English.

DISH Network offers broadband Internet services delivered by satellite and targets rural areas with relatively less wired broadband connections. With an employee base of around 18000, the company consistently provides intermittent service with quality professionals for both its satellite TV service, that is offered nationally, and its voice and Internet services that are present in the states of Arizona, Dakotas, Colorado, Oregon, New Mexico, and Washington.

Revenue (in $ billions): 23.7

No. of subscribers (in millions): 15.9

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