Dish Buys Parkifi Denver-based IoT startup makes connected parking sensors

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Dish Network is deepening its connection to the IoT and wireless worlds with the acquisition of Parkifi, a Denver-based startup that makes and sells patent-pending, connected single-space parking sensors that work in tandem with a cloud-based analytics platform.

Financial terms were not disclosed, but Parkifi will continue to make and sell that platform around the country and retain the Parkifi brand. Tied to the deal, Parkifi co-founder, Ryan Sullivan, will lead a new team at Dish to sell, support and develop new Parkifi-branded products and services.

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Well, this ought to quiet down all you naysayers who don't believe DISH is capable of diversifying. ;)
 
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Dish Network is deepening its connection to the IoT and wireless worlds with the acquisition of Parkifi, a Denver-based startup that makes and sells patent-pending, connected single-space parking sensors that work in tandem with a cloud-based analytics platform.

Financial terms were not disclosed, but Parkifi will continue to make and sell that platform around the country and retain the Parkifi brand. Tied to the deal, Parkifi co-founder, Ryan Sullivan, will lead a new team at Dish to sell, support and develop new Parkifi-branded products and services.

Dish Buys Parkifi | Multichannel

What does Dish want with an app that helps people find a place to park?
 
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A start in IoT. Begin use of purchased spectrum.

If that’s the case, he has a LONG row to hoe.
 
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I read this yesterday . It confirms to me that they won’t be using the spectrum for a DISH cell phone service . They look like they will either sell some of the bandwidth to other cell phone companies and use the rest for the “internet of things” that will make them revenue. Kind of disappointing.
 
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Much more profitable to collect personal data and sell it than to provide antiquated phone service
 
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I read this yesterday . It confirms to me that they won’t be using the spectrum for a DISH cell phone service . They look like they will either sell some of the bandwidth to other cell phone companies and use the rest for the “internet of things” that will make them revenue. Kind of disappointing.

The cellco marketplace is already oversaturated with carriers
 
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Actually, there are only 4 major carriers, everyone else is piggybacking off their networks. Being a service provider and owning a network are two different things.
 
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I like it. They are using their aging cash cow (satellite) to transition into some new and growing markets.
 
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To be honest, Dish should have been working on setting up a nationwide wireless internet service years ago.

They have the bandwidth, when they went on a rampage acquiring spectrum. It’s a shame they didn’t put it to good use.

The problem is that without being able to provide a “bundle” with Television, internet and cell phone they are loosing lots of customers to other providers who can.

Dish networks churn issues are only going to get worse, as more and more customers go to an internet only solution with streaming video.

It’s time for dish to diversify, because I think the writing is on the wall as their days are numbered if they don’t do something.

Atleast Directv has AT&T, nationwide on the cellular side, but limited for wireline internet in only 20 states.
 
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Dish can use its spectrum for a lot of the upcoming internet of things. If they just lease out the spectrum. I was reading a report it would bring in 5 billion a year in revenue for just 1 percent of the market of Io T . I don’t think Charlie is shooting off the hip with this one .
 
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To be honest, Dish should have been working on setting up a nationwide wireless internet service years ago.

They have the bandwidth, when they went on a rampage acquiring spectrum. It’s a shame they didn’t put it to good use.

The problem is that without being able to provide a “bundle” with Television, internet and cell phone they are loosing lots of customers to other providers who can.

Dish networks churn issues are only going to get worse, as more and more customers go to an internet only solution with streaming video.

It’s time for dish to diversify, because I think the writing is on the wall as their days are numbered if they don’t do something.

Atleast Directv has AT&T, nationwide on the cellular side, but limited for wireline internet in only 20 states.

I would say partnering with Amazon, Sears, Samsung, etc. is a good example of diversifying
 

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