Although the SCTE® was formed in the United Kingdom to meet the needs of the British cable telecommunication industry we are now a world-wide organisation and have many members outside of the UK including a Benelux SCTE® group. Applications from people outside the UK are, therefore, very welcome.
Honorary Fellows and Affiliates are invited to membership by the Executive Committee. Fellows are not directly elected to membership but must transfer from being a Member. Details on Fellowship are, therefore, in the Members Area.
As a Learned Society, the SCTE ® is able to provide accreditation and certification for its members, giving them professional standing within the industry. Full Members and Fellows are able to use the designations MSCTE and FSCTE after their names. A new Student Member category is also available. Corporate Members enjoy free listing in the SCTE’s Broadband journal.
The Society provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and, as such, offers a variety of annual networking opportunities to members. These include lecture meetings, conferences, exhibitions, dinners, cocktail parties, golf days and representation at various international exhibitions and conferences (such as IBC, ANGA COM and Cable Europe), where members can use SCTE® exhibition facilities. The Society also runs its Annual Dinner and Awards event, where excellence in the broadband industry is rewarded. The Society also provides bursaries for young technicians and engineers to develop their careers. Members can also network directly with each other or through the SCTE® Forum.
The Society stages lecture meetings three to four times per year, mainly at One Great George Street in London, but also through its Benelux Group at selected European venues and in the Balkans (Kosovo, Albania, Macedonia etc.). The subjects presented are always up-to-the-minute, ground-breaking technology that provoke lively discussion during and after the sessions. The lecture meetings are free to members and represent excellent value for the price of annual membership. Lunch can be obtained for a nominal price and the cocktail party that follows each meeting provides a good opportunity for members to network informally.
The Society chairs the British Standards Committee for Cable Systems and represents the UK at European (CENELEC) and world (IEC) levels.
The SCTE® publishes a quarterly magazine, Broadband Journal, which is free to members and is also distributed at major international conferences and exhibitions throughout the year. In Broadband Journal, you will find news, technical data and standards updates as well as papers on many aspects of broadband and telecommunications technologies – some of these report over-the-horizon developments that are not yet out of the laboratory. Broadband Journal also caters for technicians and those with less technical experience. The Journal reflects the high standards of the Society and welcomes contributions from the industry and the academic world – corporate members of the Society qualify for reduced advertising rates in the Journal.
The Society also publishes a Members Handbook which is distributed to all SCTE® members and contains essential technical specifications and technological updates, as well as a membership directory and a register of SCTE® consultants.
SCTE® members qualify for special discounts on all SCTE® training materials, courses and manuals. Course subjects include Installation Technician, Service Technician, Network Technician, Network Architecture & Design, Fibre Optic Transmission for Technicians, Understanding Wireless & WiFi Technologies, Business Data Solutions, Introduction to Broadband and Co-Axial Networks RF Design Course.
The SCTE® offers its members several discounted offers on a regular basis, ranging from 20-30% attendance discounts at international broadband conferences and events around the world to special PR packages and discounted market intelligence reports plus special advertising rates and training material discounts for SCTE members. These special offers are e-blasted to all SCTE members regularly, with weblinks to enable them to take advantage of the latest offers from SCTE’s global partners.
The SCTE regularly runs a series of industry achievement awards for the broadband industry. These celebrate individual and company success in the broadband arena. Most of the awards are given out at every SCTE Annual Dinner. SCTE also offers its members bursary packages to key industry events such as FTTH Conference, ANGA COM, DVB World and IBC. The bursary package include congress/exhibition tickets, economy flights from anywhere in Europe and three nights’ hotel accommodation.
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