Altice USA has announced that prominent cable industry technologist Terry Cordova has bumped to the role of Vice Chairman, Business Development—Network & Technology Services. Filling Cordova’s prior CTO role will be Philippe Le May, a longtime engineering executive from the European side of the Altice business who is credited with leading the company’s full-scale fiber build in France.
Le May takes over the CTO reins as Altice embarks on an ambitious five-year plan to take its acquired Cablevision footprint in the Northeast all-fiber.
Cordova has been key to Altice’s integrations of Cablevision and Suddenlink, joining Altice when it closed on the latter in 2015. He’s co-chairing this year’s SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, which kicks off in Denver in October.
Altice said that in his new role, Cordova will help guide the company’s network and technology growth strategy, reporting alongside company Co-President and COO Hakim Boubazine directly to Altice USA CEO Dexter Goei.
“Terry is a respected leader in our industry and within Altice USA, and has made substantial contributions to the company, spearheading the advancement of our fiber-to-the-home network, upgrading our networks and formulating strategic external partnerships for the company,” Goei said in a statement. “He is the ideal person to take on this strategic role as we position Altice for continued success and further growth in the U.S.”
Le May joined Altice’s France operations in 2006, rising to CTO in 2008. He is credited with leading Altice’s full-scale fiber build in France, as well as the implementation of its home communications hub and deployment of 4G/4G+ technology.
Le May will report to Boubazine.
“Philippe’s vast experience in fixed and mobile technologies, executing a full-scale fiber build, integrating systems, and developing solutions that strengthen networks will provide significant benefits to Altice USA customers as we enhance the overall customer experience,” Boubazine said in a statement.