SCTE US and SCTE UK Ink Pact to Address Brand Confusion and Increase Global Engineering Excellence
February 10, 2016
The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTEUS) and the Society for Broadband Professionals (SCTEUK) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that is intended to increase the ability of both organizations to further engineering excellence in the cable telecommunications and broadband industries.
The MoU underscores the desire of both parties to address marketplace confusion between the two SCTE brands, and lays the foundation for the development of a longer-term relationship between the industry’s two leading technical education organizations and their affiliated brands. Working together, the two societies intend to increase the quality of training outcomes for the benefit of the cable broadband community worldwide.
The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers operates globally via the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE). The Society for Broadband Professionals operates globally and conducts training through Broadband Training Limited (BTL).
“Our two societies share a common goal of improving engineering standards and skills throughout our industry,” said Michael Thornton, President, Society for Broadband Professionals. “Eliminating confusion between our brands is the first step towards global collaboration that can help the industry to maintain – and even increase – its competitive edge.”
“The rapid advance of technology is spawning the availability of new products and services that are changing the face of communication,” said Mark Dzuban, President and CEO, the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers. “The intent of our two organizations is to ensure that cable and broadband operators and technology partners have access to the training resources they need to make the most of those opportunities.”