SCTE Papered Over

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The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers said Thursday that it received a record number of responses to its annual call for papers for its Cable-Tec Expo.

The engineering group said it received 195 abstracts or proposals from the cable and telecommunications industry’s technical community, topping 2004’s total of 176.

Time Warner Cable executive vice president and chief technology officer Mike LaJoie headed the program subcommittee, which chose the 40 best papers and is charged with overseeing their development into 20 technical workshops the SCTE has slated for the Cable-Tec Expo in San Antonio June 14-17.

Although papers were accepted on any topic, priority was given to those addressing wireless technology, Internet-protocol implementations, preventative maintenance, voice over IP, PacketCable, digital networks, bandwidth management, home networking, network security and voice, video and data for small systems.

“The SCTE is very proud to facilitate such an abundant flow of valuable information for the professional development of its members and the advancement of the industry,” CEO John Clark said in a prepared statement. “The enthusiastic response to the call for papers reflects the fact that our industry is experiencing a remarkable season of progress and innovation.”

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