Altice USA said it has appointed Philippe Le May to the role of chief technology officer, and has elevated the company’s prior CTO, Terry Cordova, to a vice chairman role.
Cordova, who joined Altice following its acquisition of Suddenlink in December 2015, is now vice chairman, business development – network & technology services at Altice USA.
In his new role, Cordova, who is serving as co-chair for this year’s SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo in Denver, will help drive Altice’s U.S. network and technology growth strategy efforts, and represent the technical capabilities, interests and offerings of Altice in the U.S.
Cordova reports to Altice USA chairman and CEO Dexter Goei, and team up with co-president and COO Hakim Boubazine, the company said.
Altice USA said Le May will focus on accelerating the development and delivery of initiatives such as the build out and expansion of the operator’s fiber network, its new home communications hub, wireless technology initiatives and other next-gen products and services.
Le May, who joined Altice France in 2006 and has been serving as CTO for that unit since 2008, reports to Boubazine.
“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.”
“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 added. “His notable background and proven success in quickly and effectively implementing technology and operational strategy make him a terrific addition to our team."