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 the field. The SCTE also provides accreditation and certification for its members, giving them professional standing within the industry.
SCTE training courses have gained wide acceptance as the standard for young technicians wishing to enter the field of cable telecommunications and for those wishing to advance their knowledge and career prospects. They are used in-house by a number of operating companies and SCTE engineers can be found working in a variety of international organisations.
As a Learned Society, SCTE is able to provide accreditation and certification for its members, giving them professional standing within the industry. Full Members and Fellows are allowed to use the designations MSCTE and FSCTE after their names. A new student category enables Students to use the designation SSCTE after their name.
The SCTE also stages lecture meetings three to four times per year, mainly at the IET in London, in the Balkans and through its Benelux Group at selected European venues including IBC. The SCTE also runs an annual Balkan Broadband conference and exhibition in the Balkans, supported by high level sponsors. The Society chairs the British Standards Committee for cable systems and represents the UK at European (CENELEC) and world (IEC) levels.
The SCTE leaflet is available to download in PDF format in the Downloads section.