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SCTE Benelux returns to IBC 2022 and will be hosting its IBC 2022 Lecture on Monday September 12 in the Amsterdam RAI.

The Benelux office of the SCTE has curated a fascinating programme focusing on the important theme of “Managing the Last Metre in the Home” from 12am to 4pm.

The SCTE Benelux team have worked hard over the last few months appointing speakers, who include: Anders Svensson, Chief Technology Officer at AGAMA Technologies, Eric van Uden, Netherlands Country Manager for AVM and finally two representatives Future Connections, CEO Julien Beenakkers & CTO Alejandro Medina.

Historically, ISP-managed networked services have provided the connectivity to the modem in the customer’s premises – the last mile. The general expectation was that the customer would have sufficient technical ability to manage the local area network and services in-house. As the LAN became Wi-Fi however, the ISP began to take responsibility for services within the premises – otherwise known as ‘the last metre’. Non-technical consumers now perceive the availability of services in home as the responsibility of the ISP. This is a significant paradigm shift that has become a challenge for all service providers. In this special IBC workshop, the SCTE Benelux team will focus on some of these specific challenges and how the industry is solving them.

Edo Kweldam, Chair, SCTE Benelux said, “We are delighted to be back at the RAI seeing old friends and colleagues after all this time, and we are sure that the programme we have to offer will appeal to delegates. The Last Mile is a hot topic and as technology has raced ahead, the relationship between the supplier, the customer has shifted into the hands of the ISP, right down to the last metre. We want to explore what this means going forward and how best we can meet consumer demands in today’s climate.”

Peter Veerman, SCTE Benelux Executive Committee Member added, “With 5G just around the corner and expectations higher than ever, at the SCTE we felt it was important to gather some of the industry’s most accomplished experts together to discuss the implications for us all. Covid has accelerated trends which few of us anticipated even three years ago, so we are really looking forward to a worthwhile and valuable afternoon.”

The programme begins at 12pm with tea and coffee followed by the speakers’ lectures, concluding with a cocktail reception at 3pm.  Participation is free for SCTE members.

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