Demonstrating their mutual drive to provide technical leadership for the
industry, the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) and
CommScope announce that they are partnering to offer training through
SCTE Chapters and Meeting Groups on best practices for broadband
installation and troubleshooting.
A new course, titled “Drop Installation Fundamentals: The Core to
Network Reliability,” kicks off this new partnership and will instruct
installers, both new hires and those needing to refresh their skills, on
basic industry standards for properly performing a broadband
Using an SCTE Pd (Professional Development)-approved curriculum,
CommScope instructors will travel to any of SCTE’s 68 chapters and
meeting groups to conduct the course in one four-hour session. The
course will debut at the SCTE Great Lakes Chapter on Nov. 4 and will be
available to all SCTE chapters in 2010.
The course will provide the dual benefit of helping installers achieve
the highest standards of professional craftsmanship while equipping
cable operators with a confident workforce that can promote and ensure
the reliability of their networks.
Successful completion of the “Drop Installation Fundamentals” course
will advance its attendees toward achieving the SCTE Broadband Premises
Installer (BPI) certification. As an added benefit, CommScope will
provide non-SCTE members who successfully complete the course with a one
year SCTE membership.
“I am excited that CommScope and we at SCTE have put our heads together
to address a critical industry need,” said SCTE President/CEO Mark
Dzuban. “Communications networks, no matter how sophisticated, cannot
function as intended without the upholding of basic competencies that
are required of our industry’s technical workforce.”
The course will comprise a dozen objectives for students, including
teaching them to recognize basic analog cable network configurations;
describe how signal flows from the network to the customer’s television;
demonstrate proper cable handling, preparation, and connectorization
techniques of cables used within the drop system; and distinguish
passive and active devices within the customer’s premises including
discussing their functions and use.
“SCTE and CommScope share a vision for our industry to benefit from the
successful installation of advanced broadband networks,” said Jim
Hughes, executive vice president, Broadband Sales and Marketing,
CommScope. “Our experience has shown that proper installation practices
are a key element to system reliability and performance. A confident and
skilled workforce will assist operators in reducing costly callbacks and
improve subscriber satisfaction.”
More information about the content of “Drop Installation Fundamentals:
The Core to Network Reliability” will be available at CommScope booth
#7089 at SCTE Cable Tec Expo® 2009. Expo is set for Wednesday
through Friday, Oct. 28–30 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.
Information about Expo is available at http://expo.scte.org.
About the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE)
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 approximately 13,000 members from the U.S. and 70 countries
worldwide and offers a variety of programs and services for the
industry’s educational benefit. 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.
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