The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) has announced that Terry Cordova, senior vice president and chief technology officer of Suddenlink Communications, will serve as program committee chairman for SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2011, scheduled for Tuesday through Thursday, Nov. 15-17, in Atlanta.
Cordova, who has driven innovations that have transformed the cable experience for Suddenlink and Charter Communications customers, will lead the Program Committee’s development of content.
A 25-year veteran of cable engineering, Cordova joined Suddenlink in 2003 after having served as division vice president of engineering for Charter Communications’ Southeast Division. Cordova’s Suddenlink team has built a national backbone to support telephony, multicast video delivery for VOD, 3:1 HD content delivery, wideband data service and peering with major Internet content providers, and also implemented Project Imagine, a bandwidth reclamation effort to support new product and service deployment through 2012. The project will increase significantly the number of high-definition (HD) TV channels carried, expand VOD services, and increase Internet speeds, including a new 107 Mbps. His team also has played a critical role helping launch new business services such as Business Class Phone, PRI, GePON and Hospitality HD.
Cordova also has played an integral role in the launch of Suddenlink’s “Careerlink” initiative, designed to boost knowledge and skills of the company’s technical staff, and to assist them in achieving SCTE certifications.