BRIEF-DISH Chairman Charlie Ergen gives update on Dish's wireless plans

Mon Jan 7, 2013 7:24pm EST

Jan 7 (Reuters) - DISH Network Corp : * Chairman ergen says DISH needs to go back to technology standards board

before DISH can make a decision on wireless plans * Chairman ergen says going back to technology standards board could be a

process that takes months "but hopefully not years" * Chairman ergen says the sprint/t-Mobile USA deals complicate dish's decision

as these companies now have unsettled regulatory issues * Chairman ergen says "we don't want to sell the spectrum" * Chairman ergen says DISH has a lot of wireless options, says selling the

spectrum would be an option but not a preference

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