Dish's Ergen sees T-Mobile US as only M&A possibility

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Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen attends the Google's annual developers conference in San Francisco, California May 20, 2010. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen attends the Google's annual developers conference in San Francisco, California May 20, 2010.

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dish Network founder and Chairman Charlie Ergen said on Tuesday that his preference would be for a network partnership in wireless and that T-Mobile US could be his only option left as an acquisition or merger target.

"I think there's a lot of options for us in the wireless business," Ergen said in response to analyst questions on a quarterly earnings call.

(Reporting by Sinead Carew and Liana Baker; Editing by Maureen Bavdek)

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