[Ra’anana, Israel – December 20, 2016] – Celeno Communications, the leading provider of smart, managed Wi-Fi solutions, today announced that Franck Abihssira, a leading telecom and broadband access strategist and former executive at Bouygues Telecom will be joining Celeno’s Advisory Board.
Mr. Abihssira first served as Broadband Strategic Director at Bouygues Telecom, and then as Executive Vice President of Broadband Access, Content and Services. During his time at Bouygues, he defined the fixed line strategy and took the lead on the Bouygues Telecom ISP “triple play” Bbox project.
Prior to joining Bouygues Telecom, Mr. Abihssira served in executive roles, including as CEO and Vice President for leading telecommunications, Internet and media companies including World Online France, e-TF1, and TPS. At TPS, he led the strategic partnership with Orange that launched the world’s first TV over DSL service. He brings close to 30 years of experience in one of the most advanced, competitive telecom hubs worldwide and a proven track record of success at leading telecom providers.
“I was tremendously impressed by the technology Celeno have produced and their blue-ocean thinking to take smart Wi-Fi to new levels,” said Franck Abihssira. “I am excited to be part of this team, which is competing against some of the giants of the industry, with the levels of innovation needed not just to compete, but to revolutionize the industry.”
“Franck is an industry heavyweight and an out-of-the box innovator and strategist with a reputation for success in the worldwide broadband industry” said Gilad Rozen, CEO and Founder of Celeno. “We’re excited at the value Franck brings and we’re proud that the standing we’ve built at Celeno which has ensured we can attract advisory board members of Franck’s caliber”.
Between 2008 and 2013, Mr. Abihssira was also President of the AFMM (Association Française du Multimédia Mobile), Board Member of BUYSTER (ATOS, ORANGE, SFR and Bouygues Telecom joint venture) and CEO of DARTY Telecom acquired by Bouygues Telecom in 2013.