NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Dish Network's (DISH - Get Report) debt-laden, $25.5 billion proposal to buy Sprint Nextel (S) and outbid an October offer put forward by SoftBank of Japan may actually make the company attractive for a strategic partner, according to an industry analyst.Dish's proposal for Sprint, which would merge the satellite TV provider and the third-leading wireless carrier in the U.S., may put the company "in play" for merger or partnership attempts given the ambition and financing attached to its proposal, according to Walter Piecyk, telecom analyst at BTIG.
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