Altice USA (NYSE:ATUS) has hired Jean-Charles Nicolas as senior vice president, Altice Mobile.
In the newly created role, Nicolas will lead the development, launch and ongoing market strategy for Altice USA's planned mobile service, which is expected to be available by 2019. Nicolas will be responsible for the end-to-end mobile customer experience, including operations, marketing, sales and customer care. Nicolas reports to Hakim Boubazine, Altice USA's co-president and chief operating officer.
"Jean-Charles brings with him more than 20 years of experience in the mobile communications industry, and we are pleased to have him join us in the U.S. as we prepare to launch our mobile service and introduce disruptive and differentiating offers to our residential and business customers," said Boubazine. "Our expansion into the U.S. mobile industry is an exciting evolution for Altice USA, enabling us to deliver best-in-class entertainment and innovative digital services through high-quality, ubiquitous and seamless connectivity. We are making great progress readying our network infrastructure and customer management platforms to support our mobile offering and are glad to have Jean-Charles onboard for this next phase as we bring our wireless product to market."
Altice USA's mobile offering will be powered through the company's MVNO agreement with Sprint, which was announced late last year. The agreement enables Altice USA to connect its network to the Sprint Nationwide network and have full control over Altice Mobile's features, functionality, and customer experience.
Previously, Nicolas served as the deputy CEO and CFO at Altice Dominicana, where he managed the daily operations of all the company's services, including its mobile business across the Dominican Republic. Before joining Altice Group in 2009, Nicolas held positions with French wireless and MVNO provider Neuf Cegetel as well as at Alten, a technology and engineering consulting firm.