Dish Network Corporation (DISH.Q) chose Tucows (TC.T) as their tech partner for their retail wireless business earlier this week, according to a press release.

As part of the agreement, Tucows will offer mobile services enabler (MSE) solutions, and Dish has acquired Ting Mobile assets, including customer relationships. That means that Ting Mobile customers now get the same rates, and access to the company’s new T-Mobile network.

“DISH has acquired a well-loved mobile brand, a loyal customer base and a proven platform. Tucows will now refocus our mobile business on building and maintaining platforms that simplify complex systems while still maintaining strong, consistent cash flows. Ting Mobile customers will surely reap the rewards of a better cost structure, and the U.S. mobile industry has an aggressive competitor in DISH, a company well-positioned to disrupt the industry,” according to Elliot Noss, CEO for Tucows.

Tucows intends on developing its MSE business by delivering functions like billing, activation, provisioning nad funnel marketing to mobile providers. They intend to provide domain registration and fiber-to-the-home enablement platforms, and now Dish is the first Tucows mobile tech customers.

“Today, we welcome Ting Mobile customers to DISH. Ting Mobile is a great brand that stands for better value in wireless, and we are eager to begin delivering our award-winning customer service to Ting subscribers. Our agreement with Tucows will accelerate our digital and operational capabilities in wireless. Elliot and his team have a strong track record as entrepreneurs and innovators, and we are excited to partner with them on our wireless venture,” said John Swieringa, COO of Dish.

—Joseph Morton

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