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SCTE India Announces Awards for Technical Excellence and Innovation in Broadband
New Delhi, September 15th, 2015: SCTE India announces the award for technical excellence and innovation in broadband for India, in its effort to promote excellence in broadband and create a skilled pool of technicians to drive India’s broadband movement.

SCTE™ is a Learned Society and a global non-profit making organization based in London, UK; whose aim is to raise the standard of broadband engineering in the telecommunications industry.

The official awards announcement was made at IBC 2015 in Amsterdam, Netherlands by Mr. Rahul Nehra, Honorary National Secretary, SCTE India, , and Dr. Roger Blakeway, President, SCTE.

Entries for nominations to the awards are now open. Submissions are invited from individuals, business leaders and companies that have launched new product(s), method(s) of technical excellence and innovation and new ways of improving technology. The deadline for submissions is 31st December 2015. The entries will be assessed by an international jury with the winners receiving an SCTE trophy.

The SCTE India awards ceremony will take place during the 24th Convergence India conference that will be held on 22nd January, 2016 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The award ceremony will be televised nationally.

“The SCTE India awards will set in motion a new wave of thought leadership and reward innovation as well as fostering the adoption of best practice in the industry,” said Mr. Prem Behl, President, SCTE India. “The awards will recognize innovation in the cable and broadband domain having the potential for long-term with a significant impact in India at national and regional levels. The innovation may be technological or economic in nature and, preferably, should have created a broad or globally recognized benefit for the telecommunications industry,” he further added.

“The awards will be presented to industry participants who have demonstrated outstanding performance with categories such as Technological Innovation (in several sub-categories), Best Headend Management Services and Network Management Services; Best Convergent Services Provider; Best DAS Compliance and Maximum Upskilling Activity Over the Year,” added Mr. Rahul Nehra, Honorary National Secretary, SCTE India.

There will be a separate set of individual awards to recognize the individual SCTE India Technician of the Year, SCTE India Member of the Year, Best Customer Manager, Outstanding Services to Broadband Engineering, Honorary Fellowship of SCTE India and SCTE India Engineer of the Year.

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About SCTE™ ( and SCTE India (

Founded in 1945, the SCTE™ is a Learned Society and non-profit making 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.

Headquartered in Watford (U.K.), the SCTE is a global non-profit organization that is managed by elected volunteers from the broadband industry. The SCTE offers engineers, technicians, installers and professionals involved in broadband telecommunications access to a wide array of professional development opportunities, such as training courses, technical lecture meetings, conferences, exhibitions, accreditation and certification. It also disseminates the latest technical and standards data to members electronically and via the Society’s quarterly magazine, Broadband Journal.

In addition, the Society chairs the British Standards Committee for Cable Systems and represents the U.K. at European (CENELEC) and world (IEC) levels. Apart from the U.K., the SCTE has active groups all around the world, notably in India and in the Benelux and Balkan regions. Individual members can be found in 42 countries globally with a concentration in traditional PAL TV areas, such as Europe, China, Australia and South Africa. SCTE training courses have achieved industrywide acceptance as the standard for young technicians wishing to enter the field of broadband telecommunications. Courses are also used by many international organizations.

SCTE India is based in New Delhi and led by nine founding members from the Indian telecoms industry. Like the SCTE UK, SCTE India is an educational society designed to promote expertise, exchange of information and experience and the training and accreditation of members. Membership of SCTE India is open to all wireline engineers and technicians throughout the Indian sub-continent.
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