The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) and ANGA COM said they have inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that forges a link between their respective flagship events and other promotional ties between their respective organizations.
The MOU, which also includes the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE), which is SCTE’s global brand, designates the ANGA COM Exhibition and Congress and SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo as “international partners” while also establishing a way for the orgs to work more closely to build “global visibility for technical sessions and training activities” that are conducted at those events.
Other elements of the MOU include the organization of co-branded technical sessions, growing “International Breakfasts” at both events aimed at knowledge sharing and business development, and the co-promotion of ANGA COM and SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo.
ANGA COM 2016 is set for June 7-9 at the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany; SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo 2016 is scheduled for Sept. 26-29 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, Pa.
“ANGA COM and SCTE/ISBE are cornerstones for much of the thought leadership and workforce education that underpin our industry’s success,” said Bill Warga, vice president, technology for Liberty Global, and vice chairman of the SCTE/ISBE board of directors, in a statement. “By working together to plan and execute key international elements of ANGA COM and SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo, they can increase alignment between the objectives of both events and the needs of cable and broadband telecommunications.”
“Cable operators throughout the world are seeking optimal solutions in key areas such as energy management and DOCSIS 3.1 training,” added Mark Dzuban, president and CEO of SCTE/ISBE. “ANGA COM and SCTE/ISBE are uniquely positioned to expand the availability of technical information to the international cable community.”
“The globalization of the broadband industry has created a growing need for an exchange of technical skills across borders,” said Dr. Peter Charissé, managing director of ANGA COM. “SCTE/ISBE with its high expertise is the perfect transatlantic partner for us. We highly appreciate the exchange of know-how, topics and speakers, as this will surely make our events more international than ever.”