The advent of IPTV, VoIP and peer-to-peer have heralded many new challenges for the cable industry. The European cable industry is pushing ahead with higher-speed broadband, Voice over IP, VOD, TV-on-demand, PVR and HDTV. Today’s cable professional needs to be aware of a range of different issues such as standards, installation, distribution, cost, service differentiation and network monitoring challenges.
These, and many other topics, will be covered in the 2009 Autumn Lecture Meeting organised by SCTE, The Society for Broadband Professionals, on 6 October 2009. Held at the IET in Savoy Place (London), the event will highlight challenges and offer solutions to some of the issues facing cable engineers and manufacturers today.
Speakers and presentations at the Autumn Lecture Meeting include:-
"Broadband UK.... the Future"
- Howard Watson, Consultant, former CTIO of Virgin Media
“The Digital Dividend: An Update”
“Effective DVB-C2 on Network Capacity”
- Jan de Nijs, Senior Consultant, Access Networks, TNO
- Geoff Bray, founder, Segnet Ltd.
The SCTE stages lecture meetings four times per year at the IET in London and through its Benelux Group at selected European venues (including IBC this year). The Society chairs the British Standards Committee for cable systems and represents the UK at European (CENELEC) and world (IEC) levels.
Founded in 1945, the SCTE is a Learned Society and non-profit making organisation whose aim is to raise the standard of broadband engineering in the telecommunications industry. The Society particularly concerns itself with the training and career advancement of technical professionals in this field.
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