Dish Network has promoted John Swieringa to president and chief operating officer of Dish Wireless. In the expanded role, the company said, he will be responsible for operational aspects of Dish’s wireless business, including the deployment and management of its virtualized, O-RAN 5G broadband network. Swieringa had been serving as executive vice president and group president of retail wireless, where he was responsible for strategy, operations, sales and customer service for Dish’s retail wireless brands, including Boost Mobile. He will continue to lead the retail wireless business and oversee day-to-day wireless activities.
“John’s a 14-year veteran of Dish and is committed to changing the way the world communicates with our unique capabilities,” said Charlie Ergen, Dish cofounder and chairman. “His experience in our overall business will help to maximize our wireless opportunities within all lines of the business. He and his team will deploy and monetize Dish’s network while advancing our retail, enterprise and wholesale market opportunities.”
Swieringa said that he would lead and further integrate Dish’s wireless strategy, deployment and operations efforts.
“We have a significant opportunity as we prepare to commercialize our wireless investments and deliver value to our customers, company and shareholders,” Swieringa said.
According to Dish Network, it is a connectivity company that, since 1980, has served as a disruptive force, driving innovation and value on behalf of consumers. Through its subsidiaries, Dish said, the company provides television entertainment and technology to millions of customers with its satellite Dish TV and streaming Sling TV services. In 2020, the company became a nationwide U.S. wireless carrier through the acquisition of Boost Mobile.