COVID-19 has made an impact in every country and nearly every industry, with many businesses facing loss of prospects as the world moves towards a recession.
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has launched a new Global Network Resiliency Platform (#REG4COVID) to assist national policymakers, regulators and industry stakeholders.
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) impact continues worldwide, 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 which will now be held on 7 July 2021 at Mercedes-Benz World. The SCTE Benelux Group’s Summer Lecture on 11 June 2020 has also been cancelled. Next year’s Spring Lecture will take place on 24 March 2021. We will also take a view, in the next two months, on our Autumn Lecture and AGM (7 October 2020) in London and keep you updated. The health and safety of our members is always paramount.
An emergency virtual meeting of the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development recently adopted an Agenda for Action outlining immediate measures that governments, industry, the international community and civil society can take to shore-up digital networks, strengthen capacity at critical connectivity points (such as hospitals and transport hubs) and boost digital access and inclusivity, with the aim of strengthening the collective response to the COVID-19 crisis now sweeping the world.
If you are self-isolating or working from home, and wish to refresh or update your knowledge, we have made a free special edition of the SCTE Fibre Optic Transmission for Technicians Course available on the www.broadbandtraining.eu website for all members. This training course was due to be a member gift for our 75th anniversary this year, and we hope that it will both upskill and entertain you while COVID-19 imposes itself on our daily life. Please request a log-in at www.broadbandtraining.eu/lms
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