RALEIGH – Dish Network, which bought Raleigh-based Republic Wireless in March, has signed a multi-billion-dollar, 10-year contract with AT&T for wireless network services.

The deal is worth “at least” $5 billion, according to CNBC.

Dish is a mobile virtual network operator, or MVNO, which means the company uses services from other firms for voice and data as well as other services.

Republic was an MVNO.

The company’s Relay device operation was not included in the Dish sale and remains based in Raleigh.

Dish also owns Boost Mobile and Ting wireless.

Dish Network said on Monday it had signed a multi-year deal worth at least $5 billion to make AT&T the primary network services partner for its wireless customers.

CEO keeping device firm Relay in Raleigh, is hiring after parent Republic Wireless is sold to DISH