SCTE Cable-Tec Expo attendance down 7 percent to 9,100

Despite the ubiquitous presence of fast-emerging technologies such as DOCSIS 3.1, Wi-Fi hotspots and 4K, the SCTE saw a 7 percent drop in attendance for its annual Cable-Tec Expo conference, held Sept. 22-25 in Denver.

According to Multichannel News, the final attendance tally came in at around 9,100, down from 9,800 for the 2013 event, which was held in Atlanta.

Turnout for the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers event has fluctuated quite a bit in recent years, with the 2011 installment in Atlanta rebounding 24 percent to exceed 10,000. Attendance dropped significantly to 9,200 the following year in Orlando, Fla., only to recover once again in 2013 to around 9,800.

The next Cable-Tec Expo is slated for Oct. 13-16, 2015 in New Orleans., with Liberty Global's Balan Nair serving as chair.

This year's event featured a spotlight on education and training, with workshops heavily focused on the Reference Design Kit (RDK) and the DOCSIS 3.1 transition.

For more:
- read this Multichannel News story

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