VCTI adds Pragash Pillai to board of directors

Pillai earlier was chief technology and information officer (CTIO) at Altice USA

VCTI appoints Pragash Pillai to board of directors / image: VCTI

VCTI, a leading broadband and network technology firm based in Somerset, New Jersey, has appointed Pragash Pillai to its board of directors.

“Pillai, known for his visionary leadership in the telecommunications industry, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the table," the company said in its statement.

Pillai most recently served as the chief technology and information officer (CTIO) at Altice USA, where he spearheaded the strategic expansion of the firm's fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) program, achieving a milestone of one million homes passed annually.

Pillai’s tenure also saw the successful integration of Suddenlink and Cablevision post-acquisition by Altice. Prior to his role at Altice USA, he held key positions at Cablevision Systems and played a pivotal role in the acquisition of Bresnan Communications for US $1.36 billion.

According to VCTI, Pillai's extensive background in engineering and operations management which is coupled with a deep understanding of market dynamics makes him a valuable addition to VCTI’s leadership team.

VCTI CEO Raj Singh expressed enthusiasm about Pillai’s appointment, highlighting his proven track record in driving operational excellence and strategic growth within the telecommunications landscape.

“Pragash’s expertise in both telecom and cable sectors will be instrumental as we navigate evolving market trends and capitalize on emerging opportunities,” Singh remarked.

Pillai also expressed excitement about joining VCTI, lauding the company’s agility and innovative approach to addressing industry challenges.

“VCTI’s unique capabilities empower service providers and communities to optimize broadband investments like never before,” Pillai stated. “I am eager to leverage my experience and network to contribute to VCTI’s continued success and expansion,” he added.