Thursday, March 22, 2012
Contacts: Joy Sims, NCTA, 202-222-2350 | Eric Thomas, Fratelli Group, 202-822-9491
WASHINGTON, DC – The 2012 Spring Technical Forum – hosted by Cable Television Laboratories, Inc. (CableLabs®), the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), and the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE), returns for the third year as the technical centerpiece of The Cable Show, May 21 – 23, 2012, in Boston.
The multi-day conference, geared towards a broad cross section of senior-level technologists and those with engineering management, operational, and financial responsibilities, will include a series of eight technical paper sessions and a strategic view of cable’s technology future. During the sessions, more than 35 of the industry’s most distinguished authors will present the highlights of their peer-reviewed technical papers covering the following topics.
This year’s technical papers were selected by the Spring Technical Forum Selection Committee, which is chaired by Dan Pike, Chief Technology Officer, GCI Cable, and comprised of industry Chief Technical Officers from the MSO, programmer and solutions provider community in partnership with CableLabs and SCTE.
“I continue to be amazed at the innovation that flows from the cable industry which is reflected in the depth of this year’s technical papers. We are leading the way in developing cutting-edge broadband products and services, and setting a very high bar for our competitors,” stated Pike. “With this year’s Forum taking place in Boston, we look forward to drawing on the region’s academic and engineering communities to further our discussions on the future broadband.”
The 2012 Spring Technical Papers Proceedings will be released at The Cable Show 2012 and will be available for purchase on-site and post-conference at www.thecableshow.com.
Admission to the Spring Technical Forum is included with a The Cable Show 2012 registration, although a separate RSVP is required. Registration is open now at www.thecableshow.com. For further information on The Cable Show 2012, and to register for periodic Cable Show updates, visit www.thecableshow.com.
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Founded in 1988 by members of the cable television industry, Cable Television Laboratories is a non-profit research and development consortium that is dedicated to pursuing new cable telecommunications technologies and to helping its cable operator members integrate those advancements into their business objectives. Cable operators from around the world are members. CableLabs maintains additional web sites at www.cablenet.org, www.ebif.tv and www.tru2way.com.
The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) is a non-profit professional association that provides technical leadership for the telecommunications industry and serves its members through professional development, standards, certification and information. SCTE currently has nearly 14,000 members from the U.S. and 70 countries worldwide and offers a variety of programs and services for the industry’s educational benefit. A prime example is SCTE’s Smart Energy Management Initiative (SEMI), an unprecedented effort to help cable operators leverage financial and environmental advantages of implementing Green strategies. SCTE has 68 chapters and meeting groups and more than 3,000 employees of the cable telecommunications industry hold SCTE technical certifications. SCTE is an ANSI-accredited standards development organization. Visit SCTE online at www.scte.org. Follow SCTE on Facebook and Twitter.
NCTA is the principal trade association for the U.S. cable industry, representing cable operators serving more than 90 percent of the nation's cable television households and more than 200 cable program networks. The cable industry is the nation’s largest broadband provider of high-speed Internet access, serving 45 million customers, after investing more than $185 billion to build two-way interactive networks with fiber optic technology. Cable companies also provide state-of-the-art digital telephone service to 24 million American consumers.