- Liberty Global First MSO to Access SCTE Resources Through New Brand as Corporate Partner
EXTON, Pennsylvania, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) today announced the creation of the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE), a global brand for the availability of superior training and certification resources to cable engineering and operations professionals around the world.
ISBE, which will serve as an international gateway to SCTE's vast library of educational and certification resources, is intended to eliminate existing brand confusion and provide a single, unified source of training materials to the cable community. SCTE materials that will be available through ISBE are created in conjunction with cable operators in the United States and other markets worldwide, and are aligned with the global activity of CableLabs®.
"Cable system operators around the world face a universal challenge: the need to make sure that their workforces are prepared for the new technologies that are on the horizon," said Mark Dzuban, president and CEO of SCTE. "ISBE will bridge gaps in existing training curricula, bringing state-of-the-art content that is fine-tuned to address industry needs to cable engineering and operations professionals in every market."
In a related development, SCTE also announced today that Liberty Global has become the first international operator to join the SCTE Corporate Alliance Program. The program enables operators of all sizes jointly to address industry issues, to develop solutions and prepare for emerging technologies, and to dramatically expand access to training and education. Liberty Global will access educational material and other resources via the ISBE brand. SCTE's Liberty Global announcement is available at http://www.scte.org/news/default.aspx?CategoryId=2.
"Consumer demand for next-generation services is driving the need for increased training and certification for our technical workforce," said Balan Nair, executive vice president and CTO of Liberty Global. "The International Society of Broadband Experts' ability to leverage SCTE resources will make available new training that is aligned with our operational needs."
Applications and other membership information are available at http://www.scte.org/membership/membership.aspx.
The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) is a non-profit professional association that provides technical leadership for the telecommunications industry and serves its members through professional development, standards, certification and information. Visit SCTE online at www.scte.org.
SOURCE Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers