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Dish Network's co-founder and chairman this week relinquished his CEO title in an effort to focus on the company's wireless holdings.

Charlie Ergen, the satellite TV provider said in a statement, planned to "devote more attention to the company's emerging wireless business,” while a company restructuring effort would "more effectively organize the company's operational and staff leadership."

The company did not offer many details about its wireless ambitions, but Ergen said that new CEO Erik Carlson "brings a complete understanding of the business opportunities both Dish TV and Sling TV possess."

Carlson previously served as president of Dish and will continue will report to Ergen, while newly appointed Dish TV group president Brian Neylon and Sling TV group president Warren Schlichting will report to Carlson.

"I have every confidence that under Erik's leadership our new organizational structure will deliver value for Dish TV and Sling TV and will aid our entry into wireless," Ergen said.

Dish spent billions in federal spectrum auctions last year and indicated plans to meet FCC network buildout requirements.

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