SCTE India—The Start of Something Special

Vikas Kapoor March 4, 2013

Every journey begins with a single step. Here in India, that journey is an initiative to propel the country’s wireline engineers and technicians onto the global broadband stage as infrastructure and digital switchover programs on the sub-continent progress.

We are all aware of the global bandwidth demand, especially in India. As the demand increases, we must make sure our engineers and technicians are up to the task.

That’s why the Society for Broadband Professionals unveiled a major new initiative—the formation of SCTE India. It was created to boost the future of the Indian broadband industry by supporting increasing numbers of trained and accredited engineers and technicians.

Founded in 1945, the Society is a non-profit organization whose aim is to raise the standard of broadband engineering in the telecommunications industry. The society particularly concerns itself with the training and career advancement of technical professionals in the field.

At a press conference during the first day of the Convergence India exhibition, the Society confirmed that SCTE India will be based in New Delhi. With nine founding members from across the Indian telecoms industry, SCTE India will also be a learned society aimed at the promotion of expertise, exchange of information/experience and the training and accreditation of members. I was honored to be named one of the Society’s founding members and am excited to take on this new role.

As a founding member, my goal is to assist in the advancement in the knowledge level and standing of the industry’s broadband professionals. Although the Society’s pedigree comes from the cable television arena, it will also cover the delivery of content over the last mile, including coax, twisted pair, wireless and fiber. This can only be achieved through a variety of networking events (technical lectures, meetings, conferences, exhibitions, etc) and by disseminating the latest technical and standards data to the industry.

I believe SCTE India will significantly impact the region’s broadband industry—a region that is quickly moving towards the digital arena.

Membership will be open to all wireline engineers and technicians engaged in the broadband industry in India and a corporate membership option is available for relevant organizations throughout the country. I encourage you to become a member of SCTE India. If you are interested in becoming a member, click here.

It’s time you became a member and be a part of something special.

About the Author

Vikas Kapoor

Vikas Kapoor is the Regional Manager for Broadband Sales for South Asia, Middle East and Africa. His primary objectives are to develop and execute Strategic Sales, Marketing & Support Plan, along with managing the territory sales team. Vikas is known in the Broadband, Telecommunication & CATV/DTH Industry, with an experience of over 16 years, for his skills and expertise in RF, Fiber (FTTH) & Digital Networks. Prior to his current position, Vikas was the Territory manager for SAARC Region (India) where he grew sales and developed customer and alliance relationships. Vikas is an alum of Nagpur University where he earned an M.B.A., Marketing & Finance, B.E., Electronics & Communications, and CCHE, Certificate in Computer Hardware Engineering. He has received various honors and awards, like “New Business Development Award” from Commscope Inc., USA and “Sales Person of Millennium” from Philips Broadband Networks Inc., USA. He is also recognized as a reputed and nominated member of SCTE U.K., All India Management Association (AIMA), Delhi Chamber of Commerce (DCC), etc. HONORS and AWARDS Commscope Inc., USA “New Business Development Award” This was in recognition of the outstanding performance in new areas of Business Development Reliance Infocomm Ltd, India “Certificate of Achievement” Was selected as the Best Trainer to train the Key Account Customers and Channel Partners on the broadband services and offerings. Philips Broadband Networks Inc., USA “Philips International Talent Hunt” Selected in "Philips International Talent Hunt" for the posting in product line Management for New & emerging technologies & products. “Sales Person of Millennium” This honor was in appreciation of the efforts in obtaining contracts of mutual benefits to Philips Specialty Products & Philips Broadband Networks Asia Pacific/USA. "Team Performance Pay (TPP)" and "Individual Performance Pay (IPP)" Awarded throughout from time to time, for both team performance and excellence in individual performance and contribution in improving the divisional performance by showing continuous improvement on the bench mark set by the management.