SCTE launches international training arm, adds Liberty Global to Corporate Alliance Program

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) has announced the launch of a new international training body, the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE). The trade group also added Liberty Global as a member of its Corporate Alliance Program.

Mark Dzuban, SCTE

Dzuban (Source: SCTE)

The newly established ISBE will provide cable engineers abroad with educational and certification resources, attempting to serve as an "international gateway" to the SCTE's vast library of materials.

"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."

Related to the launch of this international training body is the addition of Liberty Global to the SCTE Corporate Alliance Program, which enables operators to jointly address industry issues, develop solutions, prepare for emerging technologies and expand access to training. Liberty Global will now be able to tap the resources of the ISBE. 

"Consumer demand for next-generation services is driving the need for increased training and certification for our technical workforce," said Balan Nair, executive VP 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."

For more:
- read this SCTE press release

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