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COVID-19 Toolkit

This toolkit provides members with a mix of advice, guidance and support from the SCTE in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

SCTE - The Society for Broadband Professionals

The SCTE (Society for Broadband Professionals) is a Learned Society whose aim is to raise the standard of broadband engineering in the telecommunications industry. The Society provides a forum for the exchange of technical information and experience through formal publications and lectures as well as social interaction between members. It particularly concerns itself with the training and career advancement of technical professionals in this field. As a Learned Society, SCTE is able to provide broadband industry accreditation and certification for its members, giving them professional standing within the industry.

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A message from the SCTE President regarding COVID-19

anthony bashamI wanted to send a message of support to all our members at this difficult time as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) impact worldwide. Our members around the world are always at the forefront of our thoughts, and now more than ever. Because of the current situation in which we find ourselves, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone all Society events until further notice. This includes the Society’s 75th Anniversary Annual Gala Awards Dinner at the Tower of London in June, which has now been postponed to 26 June 2021, and its Summer Lecture in July at Mercedes-Benz World. We will also take a view, in the next two months, on our Autumn Lecture and AGM (7 October) in London and keep you updated.

Industry News

IBC cancels event in Amsterdam

The IBC team has been focused on assessing and developing appropriate plans for IBC2020 (11-14 September 2020)  at the RAI Amsterdam. Its priority has been the delivery of ‘a safe and successful environment’. However, as governments announce the route forward, IBC told the SCTE, ‘it has become clear that a return to (a new) normal is unlikely to be achieved by September’.

Free DOCSIS 3.1 training from the SCTE

To celebrate the SCTE’s 75th anniversary, a special edition of the SCTE’s Introduction to DOCSIS 3.1 LMS Course has been made available to all SCTE members. This course is free to access - please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to obtain a user name and password.

Free fibre training from the SCTE

For its 75th anniversary year, the SCTE has made a free special edition of the SCTE Fibre Optic Transmission for Technicians Course available on the website for all members. Please request a log-in at

Cancellation of SCTE Spring Lecture 2020

We regret to announce that, in view of the latest situation with the worldwide Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic and in the interests of the health and safety of our members, we have decided to cancel the Society's Spring Lecture Meeting on Tuesday 24 March 2020 at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham, UK.

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Broadband Journal

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