Senior Wireless Industry Leaders Marc Rouanne, Stephen Bye to Join DISH Wireless Executive Team
"There isn't a pattern for the kind of network we are building in
As Chief Network Officer, Rouanne will oversee the strategy and architecture of the network, its core, and its cloud and edge strategies.
He brings more than 20 years of international management experience in the telecommunications industry, having held executive positions including President of Mobile Networks and Chief Innovation and Operating Officer of
"A visionary and advocate for software-defined and natively automated networks, Marc will be the ideal partner and leader as we design and build the nation's first cloud-native 5G broadband network," said Ergen. "He brings a proven track record in delivering transformational innovation."
"I've been watching over the years as the DISH team has patiently assembled its incredible portfolio and refined its wireless vision," said Rouanne. "This team is positioned to deliver a paradigm shift to the American wireless landscape and I'm proud to help make the vision a reality."
Bye, most recently CEO of
"Stephen shares our vision for the transformative power our 5G network will deliver to consumers and enterprises of all types," said Ergen. "He will play a critical role in developing and commercializing innovative and disruptive applications built around our unique capabilities like network slicing, flexible capacity management and massive connectivity."
"DISH is positioned to fundamentally redefine how we think about wireless at all levels, from the retail consumer to the largest enterprise and governmental use cases," said Bye. "This greenfield network, the first in a generation, will be an engine of innovation for our economy."
In addition to Rouanne and Bye, Ergen's direct reports include DISH President and CEO
Tom Cullen, EVP, Corporate Development, oversees the company's long-term strategic interests including new ventures, partner development and spectrum strategy. Jeff McSchooler, EVP, Wireless Operations, leads the team responsible for the physical construction and operation of DISH's national 5G broadband wireless network. Jeff Blum, SVP, Public Policy and Government Affairs, supervises state and federal government affairs in Washington, D.C.
Rouanne and Bye are expected to join DISH in December.
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