Stephen Bye

As Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of DISH’s facilities-based wireless network business, Stephen’s responsibilities include wholesale and enterprise services, business development, product management, service integration and partner management.


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


Prior to DISH, Stephen was CEO of Connectivity Wireless, a provider of carrier-grade, in-building neutral host wireless solutions. Before that, he served as the President of C Spire, where he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company. During his tenure, C Spire garnered industry-leading Net Promoter Scores (NPS) across all three lines of business: wireless, fiber to the home services and enterprise business services. Previously, Stephen served as CTO of Sprint during the transition and upgrade from three operationally-disparate networks to an LTE-based network. Additionally, he has held a range of executive positions at Cox Communications, AT&T, BellSouth International, Optus Communications and Telstra.


Stephen holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree (Hons.) 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. Before his career in telecom, Stephen served as an officer in the Royal Australian Navy.