Stephen Bye

As Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of DISH’s wireless business, Stephen’s responsibilities include network services strategy and architecture, capacity planning, network service quality, product and service integration, and partner management.


He brings to DISH three decades of experience with wireless, cable and wireline providers in the U.S. and several other countries. A seasoned senior executive, Stephen has experience in sales and marketing, product management and development, technology and network development, network operations, engineering, IT, network deployment, as well as corporate strategy and M&A. 


Prior to DISH, Stephen was CEO of Connectivity Wireless, a provider of carrier-grade in-building wireless solutions. Before that, he served as the President of C Spire with responsibilities for the day-to-day operations of the company and its three lines of business: wireless, fiber to the home services and enterprise business services. Prior to becoming President, Bye was the CTO for C Spire, leading the organization’s development and testing of its early 5G wireless solutions. He is the former CTO for Sprint and has held a range of executive positions at Cox Communications, AT&T, BellSouth International, Optus Communications and Telstra. 


Stephen's partner in life is Christine and they have two sons, Ethan and Justin. Stephen holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tasmania (Australia) and a Bachelor of Science degree (Hons.) in banking and finance from the London School of Economics (UK). He is a Chartered Engineer, a Senior Member of IEEE and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology.  Prior to his career in telecom, Stephen served as an officer in the Royal Australian Navy.