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Dish co-founder Ergen steps down from CEO role to focus on wireless


(Reuters) - Dish Network Corp said on Tuesday co-founder Charlie Ergen has stepped down from his chief executive role to devote more time to build out the company's wireless business.Erik Carlson, president and chief operating officer, will take over as CEO but will continue to report to Ergen, the U.S. satellite and internet TV provider said. Ergen, who stepped down as president in 2015, will remain the company's chairman.Ergen has spearheaded the company's recent expansion, including the launch of streaming service Sling TV and the acquisition of wireless spectrum - areas where he intends ...

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First Published: Tue, December 05 2017. 23:32 IST