Altice's acquisition of Suddenlink and soon-to-be-completed purchase of Cablevision (NYSE: CVC) will enable the service provider to potentially shake up the U.S. cable market as a major competitor to Charter Communications (NASDAQ: CHTR) and Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA). By purchasing these two companies, Altice would have about 4.6 million customers in 20 states.
However, analysts say the French conglomerate now faces the uphill battle of proving whether it can achieve its cost savings goals and if its European cost-cutting strategy will work in the United States.
In this new special report, FierceCable looks at how the company will start leveraging its U.S. footprint and its increased scale to compete in the cable market. Check it out here.