Join the SCTE
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.
Membership of the Society, in whatever grade, brings with it the following benefits:
- A quarterly magazine, Broadband Journal, in which contributions of high quality and current technical issues are discussed. Members also receive a member handbook and directory.
- Lecture meetings are held all over the world in cities such as London, Amsterdam and Tirana.
- Regular e-blasts on industry/member news, the latest technological developments and event launches.
- Technician Training Programme via a Structured Distance Learning Programme.
- Most importantly, the Society provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, discussion of relevant 'hot topics', forging of links between members and between corporate member companies, and the acquisition of useful contacts in the Cable Telecommunications industry.
- 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. 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.
For the full list of SCTE member benefits, please click here’ and link this to the Member Benefits page at http://www.thescte.eu/index.php/join/benefits-of-membership.
This page provides an explanation of the different categories of membership:
Grades of Membership
The membership of the Society is composed of the following eightcategories:
- Honorary Fellows
- Student Members
- Associate Members
- Corporate Members
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.
For other categories the membership requirements are given below.
According to the constitution, Membership is open to "Any Person whose qualifications are appropriate to Fellowship, or being a specialist in some particular branch or branches of the Cable Telecommunication Industry, has not attained the general efficiency and experience contemplated as a qualification for Fellowship shall, subject to his candidature being approved by a majority of those present and voting at a Meeting of the Executive Committee, be eligible for election as a Member."
The following is a guide to how the constitution is applied for Membership
- European Engineer
- Corporate Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers
- Degree. HND or HNC in a relevant subject
Together with one years practical experience in a responsible position in Cable Telecommunication Engineering.
- ONC, OND or equivalent
- SCTE Service/Network Technician training course
Together with three years practical experience in Cable Telecommunication Engineering, including at least one year in a responsible position.
Other technical qualifications at the discretion of the Executive Committee together with five years practical experience in a responsible position in Cable Telecommunication Engineering, including at least two years in a responsible position.
Candidates offering relevant experience in lieu of formal qualifications may be accepted at the discretion of the Executive Committee.
Any person who, while not qualified for election as a Fellow or a Member but who has entered the cable telecommunication industry in a technical capacity and is desirous of benefiting from the opportunities afforded by the Society for improving his knowledge of cable telecommunication engineering shall, subject to his candidature being approved by a majority of those present and voting at a Meeting of the Executive Committee, be eligible for membership as a Technician Member. Candidates must have a minimum of one years experience, or have passed the SCTE installer training course.
Any person who has attained a reasonable standard of general education and who has entered the cable telecommunication industry in a general capacity, shall be eligible for admission as an Associate Member, subject to his candidature being approved by a majority of those present and voting at a Meeting of the Executive Committee.
Any organisation engaged in any aspect of cable telecommunication shall, subject to the approval of a majority of those present and voting at a meeting of the Executive Committee, be eligible for election as a Corporate Member. For those engaged in installation work the principal or at least one employee must be a Member or Fellow of the Society.
Student membership is open to those in general education who express an interest in broadband and telecommunications.