Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers

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Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers
Founded 1969
Type Professional Organization
Focus Cable Telecommunications Engineering
Method Professional Development, Industry Standards, Certification Programs, Publications, Events

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers or SCTE is a non-profit professional association for the advancement of technology related to cable telecommunications engineering. Founded in 1969 as The Society of Cable Television Engineers, SCTE has a current membership of over 12,000 individuals.


SCTE offers several publications to its membership. These include SCTE Interval, a monthly newsletter available in print and online covering association events, activities, and member accomplishments, SCTE Credentials, a quarterly electronic newsletter highlighting SCTE's certification program, and SCTE Standards Bulletin, a quarterly printed newsletter covering the SCTE standards program.[1]


SCTE’s Cable-Tec Expo is a four-day conference focused on engineering that includes educational workshops, exhibits, and professional networking opportunities. Annual attendance is approximately 10,000 individuals. SCTE’s Conference on Emerging Technologies (ET) is a two-day conference with an annual attendance of approximately 1,000 and focuses on technical issues and technologies that may face the industry in the next three to five years.

Past and upcoming events[edit]

  • SCTE 2012 October 17–19, 2012; Orlando, Florida
  • SCTE 2013 October 21–24, 2013; Atlanta, Georgia

Standards program[edit]

SCTE includes a standards program for the development of technical specifications supporting the cable telecommunications industry. The work program includes: data and telephony over cable; application platform development; digital video; emergency alert systems; network monitoring systems; cables, connectors and amplifiers; and construction and maintenance practices.[2]

SCTE is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), recognized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and works in cooperation with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). More than 130 MSOs, vendors and allied organizations are SCTE Standards members.


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