Altice USA makes top tech appointments

Terry Cordova

Terry Cordova

Altice USA has promoted chief technology officer Terry Cordova and brought over Altice France CTO Philippe Le May to fill his old position.

Cordova becomes vice chairman, business development – network and technology services at Altice USA, which operates Optimum and Suddenlink-branded internet, TV and phone services in the states.

He was previously executive vice president and chief technology officer at Altice USA, and prior to Altice’s acquisition of Suddenlink Communications served as Suddenlink’s CTO.

Le May joined Altice France – then known as SFR – in 2006 and has worked as its CTO since 2008, overseeing the company’s fibre build and deployment of 4G and 4G+ technology in France.

In his new role as CTO of Altice USA, Le May will report to Altice USA co-president and chief operating officer, Hakim Boubazine.

Cordova will partner with Boubazine and report to Altice USA chairman and CEO, Dexter Goei.

Goei praised Cordova’s promotion, describing him as “the ideal person to take on this strategic role as we position Altice for continued success and further growth in the US.”

“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.”

Boubazine said that Le May’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.”

Altice announced in May that it would unify its assets under the single brand name Altice. The company said that the move would transition it from a holding company with a collection of different assets and brands around the world, to one unified global group – with the move applying to brands including Portugal Telecom, SFR Group in France, and Cablevision and Suddenlink in the US.