September 26, 2016 -- HICKORY, NC -- “So much has happened in 40 years, and the SCTE/ISBE has been there every step of the way,” said Frank Drendel, CommScope co-founder and chairman of the board.
CommScope, a leader in communications network infrastructure solutions, celebrates its 40th anniversary along with a decades-long partnership and collaboration with the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) and its global arm, the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE) at SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo.
“So much has happened in 40 years, and the SCTE/ISBE has been there every step of the way,” said Frank Drendel, CommScope co-founder and chairman of the board. “One of the most significant industry changes as we look back four decades was the rapid growth of cable TV led by continuous technological advances. When CommScope was part of the Cable Home Division of MA/COM, it helped create the digital compression technologies in cable TV that ultimately enabled high definition TV. That turned the industry upside down, and it never would have happened without the support of SCTE/ISBE and CableLabs.”
Since the creation of SCTE in 1969, its team has been a resource for the cable telecommunications industry. Over the years, it has helped CommScope navigate through professional development, standards and certification processes, and training. In 2008, Drendel received the SCTE Chairman’s Award honoring individuals and organizations that have demonstrated significant support for the society and its mission. In particular, Drendel was recognized for helping consolidate industry trade shows. Over the years, several CommScope employees have served on the board and committees for SCTE/ISBE.
“CommScope is a pioneer in so many ways, and we’re pleased to be its partner,” said SCTE/ISBE President and CEO Mark Dzuban. “The team lends credibility and training prowess in ways that benefit every member of our organization. We hope to collaborate with CommScope for another 40 years.”
SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo Highlights
In the spirit of giving back and training the cable telecommunications leaders of tomorrow, CommScope is Platinum sponsor of the sold-out SCTE/ISBE Pre-Expo “FTTx Bootcamp” being held Sunday and Monday, Sept. 25 and 26 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in conjunction with Cable-Tec Expo. Both days will provide attendees advancing their professional expertise and gain certification with in-depth knowledge of FTTx networks and comparisons with existing networks, such as hybrid fiber coax; the advantages and disadvantages of each design; and best practices for deploying and supporting FTTx.
CommScope will demonstrate its fiber connectivity solutions at Cable-Tec from Sept. 26-29 at Booth #956, including a mini rapid distribution terminal (RDT), fiber collection box, integrated FOSC450 with CWDM and a mini fiber distribution hub (FDH). Additionally, CommScope’s Vice President of FTTx Solutions Mark Alrutz has also published a paper in conjunction with the show and shares expertise on FTTx construction in the last mile.
“We look ahead with anticipation to our next 40 years of service in markets as dynamic and competitive as the ones we see today,” said Drendel. “SCTE/ISBE helps us do that. At the end of the day, it’s not just one person that sets the tone for this industry; it is the collective wisdom of one group that sets the stage for future industry leaders.”
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