COLOGNE, Germany, and EXTON, Pa., USA -- ANGA COM—Exhibition and Congress for Broadband, Cable & Satellite, the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE), and ISBE’s parent organization, the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE), today announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that is intended to drive worldwide thought leadership and technological advancement in the cable telecommunications and broadband industries. The MOU designates the ANGA COM Exhibition and Congress and SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo® as “International Partners” and establishes a foundation for the organizations to work more closely to build global visibility for technical sessions and training activities that are conducted in conjunction with the respective events.
Among other key provisions of the agreement are commitments to:
- Organize at both events co-branded technical sessions that can address existing and new opportunities for innovation, as well as assistance in securing relevant speakers;
- Spearhead the growth of International Breakfasts that serve as forums for knowledge sharing, business development and networking at both events; and
- Promote both ANGA COM and SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo® as sources of industry education and technical leadership for cable and broadband operators.
“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. “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,” said 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. 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,” said Dr. Peter Charissé, Managing Director of ANGA COM.