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

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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.

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The SCTE Benelux online lecture is part of IBC Showcase

benelux logo 2019The SCTE Benelux online lunch lecture in September is now part of the IBC Showcase, and will now take place on Thursday 10 September 2020. Held from 12:00 to 13:00 CET, it will feature two speakers on ‘5G and extended HFC: the fibre challengers’. The speakers are Anne van Otterlo, Account CTO, Nokia on ‘5G opportunities in Video and Gaming’, and Toon Norp, Senior Business Consultant, TNO on ‘The role of 5G for Fixed Broadband Access’. Afterwards, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions.

IBC launches Virtual Showcase

IBC has unveiled plans for IBC Showcase, a virtual event that is set to take place from 8-11 September 2020 and will feature three core components: an Exhibitor Showcase, a sponsored programme of presentations and discussions and comprehensive coverage of product launches via the online IBC Daily News site.

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.

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  • The SCTE Benelux online lunch lecture is now part of the IBC Showcase and will be held on Thursday 10 September 2020. The theme is ‘5G and extended HFC: the fibre challengers’. See buff.ly/2DD1wGp or buff.ly/30PkiTJ #fibre #SCTEBenelux #ibcSHOWCASE #VirtualEvents
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