DISH | EchoStar Merger

DISH | EchoStar Merger

As of 12/31/23 DISH and EchoStar have merged. This marks a new chapter as we combine our capabilities, unleash our full potential and emerge as a global leader in terrestrial and space connectivity.


We are cleared for takeoff. Join us in a Connectivity Revolution.


Frequently Asked Questions

About the Merger

Our strategy behind the deal is simple: to create growth and long-term value for our company. The merger brings together two trailblazers with complementary portfolios to create a global connectivity leader with premier wireless, satellite and video distribution capabilities and an enhanced consumer connectivity business with approximately 18 million total subscribers.


This is an exciting time for our team as we engage in collaborative efforts across the newly merged company. The merger not only expands our capabilities but also unlocks enhanced opportunities to deliver top-notch satellite and wireless solutions to our customers. Importantly, for our team members, this development opens up diverse lines of business, providing avenues for career growth and collaboration with teams throughout the enterprise. Read more about the merger here.


EchoStar is a premier global provider of satellite communication solutions through its two segments: EchoStar Satellite Services and Hughes Network Systems. EchoStar Satellite Services is an industry leader in satellite communication infrastructure and solutions, and its subsidiary, Hughes is an innovator in satellite and multi-transport technologies and networks.

EchoStar and DISH have a common origin and a long history of collaboration. Since our founding, our teams have been empowered to do the unprecedented and create an unparalleled experience for our customers. In 2008, DISH spun off as a separate entity, and both companies independently expanded their capabilities. Our teams have achieved remarkable milestones—launching satellites into space, connecting millions to their favorite entertainment and reimagining wireless communication.


With a complementary portfolio of brands and technology, DISH and EchoStar are once again joining forces to deliver on our Vision: To Change the Way the World Communicates. 

DISH and EchoStar have a shared history and a similar DNA when it comes to culture, attitude and work ethic. Those values and principles will continue to be an important part of who we are as a team. 


The merger reinforces our commitment to delivering unparalleled service and products. Our various brands (DISH TV, Sling TV, Boost Mobile, Boost Infinite, etc.) will continue serving our customers as a part of the combined company. As a combined company, we are poised to provide a broad suite of connectivity services, using a superior portfolio of technology, spectrum, engineering, manufacturing and network management expertise.

Leading our combined company is Hamid Akhavan, who assumed the role of CEO and President of DISH on November 13 after serving as the CEO and President of EchoStar. With an abundance of experience in the technology and telecom industries, his leadership will play a pivotal role in uniting our teams and driving our success. Read more about Hamid here.

Current Candidates

Yes, we are actively hiring for teams across the enterprise. Explore the exciting opportunities available:


Open Roles at DISH

Open Roles at EchoStar

Rest assured, there will be no immediate changes to the application and interview process. If you have already applied, you can expect to continue working with the same dedicated recruiting team. Your journey through the hiring process remains a top priority, and we are committed to ensuring a seamless and positive experience for all candidates.


If you have already applied and have additional questions about the hiring process, please reach out to your assigned recruiter.

At this point, we don’t anticipate significant changes to the benefits offerings of the combined company. The DISH and EchoStar teams are working hand-in-hand to determine the best possible outcomes for all parts of the business and our team members.

As a combined company, we remain committed to fostering an onsite work culture. We believe that in-person interactions cultivate the most impactful ideas and innovative work. Our company is headquartered in Englewood, CO. Other key locations include Littleton, CO (Wireless team) and Germantown, MD (EchoStar and Hughes team).