Ergen originally said that he would have a decision on what Dish will do one month after the FCC approval, but at CES he said that technological conditions placed on the FCC approval, and the two deals involving Sprint and T-Mobile have complicated things. Sprint is selling 70% of the company to Japan's Softbank while T-Mobile has agreed to buy MetroPCS. Before it builds its network, Ergen said that Dish will have to meet with the main global wireless standards-setting organizations.
While waiting for everything to fall in place, Dish will continue working with its vendors to design its LTE Advanced network.
source: Reuters via FierceWireless