BTR, SCTE/ISBE Team to Expand Tech Workforce Learning

Broadband Technology Report (BTR), the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) and SCTE's global arm, the International Society of Broadband Experts™ (ISBE), today announced a partnership that is designed to create new learning opportunities for cable technology workforce professionals.

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Broadband Technology Report (BTR), the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) and SCTE's global arm, the International Society of Broadband Experts™ (ISBE), today announced a partnership that is designed to create new learning opportunities for cable technology workforce professionals.

The agreement calls for BTR and SCTE/ISBE to partner on the development of new LiveLearning Webinars for Professionals content that extends and reinforces current SCTE/ISBE training or that offers insights into emerging technology. BTR will collaborate with SCTE/ISBE on content development and will be responsible for sponsorship sales support. The webinars will be conducted on the third Thursday of each month beginning Thursday, January 19, and will be free to all industry professionals.

"The ability of our CORTEX Expert Development System™ to create multiple touch points for the transfer of knowledge is without peer in our industry," said Terry Maloney, vice president, marketing for SCTE/ISBE. "The expertise and relationships of the BTR team are enabling us to create an entirely new opportunity for members to maximize the value of their involvement in SCTE/ISBE."

"At BTR, we're continually seeking new ways to help cable engineering and operations professionals advance in their careers," said Rob Stuehrk, group publisher for Broadband Technology Report. "By partnering with SCTE/ISBE and working directly with the industry's leading technology providers, we're contributing to a rich web of unparalleled SCTE/ISBE educational programs and thought leadership that can drive the best technical outcomes possible."

LiveLearning Webinars for Professionals features industry experts who share knowledge on subjects that are key to the deployment of current and next-generation residential and business services. The first webinar in the series under the new partnership, "Improving Multiscreen Services," will be conducted at 2 p.m. ET next Thursday, January 19. Kurt Michel, senior marketing director of IneoQuest, will be the featured presenter. Subsequent webinars are slated to include:

  • "Deploying DOCSIS® 3.1" (February)
  • "Test and Measurement Trends" (March)
  • "Delivering Internet Protocol Television" (April)
  • "Analyzing and Troubleshooting Today's Wi-Fi Networks" (May)
  • "Fiber Construction and Restoration" (June)
  • "Virtualization in the Network" (July)
  • "A Look at Full Duplex DOCSIS 3.1" (August)
  • "The New World of Content Discovery" (September)
  • "RF over Glass at the Premises" (October)
  • "Proactive Network Maintenance for DOCSIS 3.1" (November)
  • "Exploring Cable Mobility" (December)

More information on and registration for the "Improving Multiscreen Services" webinar is available here.

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