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SCTE expands engineering committee

Bill Warga

Bill Warga

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) has expanded its engineering committee in a bid to “better meet the requirements of the industry.”

The engineering committee has expanded to 15 members, including for the first time the chairs of each of the five standards subcommittees: data; digital video; interface practices; network operations; and energy management.

Liberty Global’s vice president, technology, Bill Warga – who joined the SCTE board of directors last year – leads the committee.

In what SCTE described as a second significant development for its standards program, it has also earned reaccreditation under new SCTE Standards operating procedures by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

“These two developments together bring tremendous value to our industry. By expanding the number of individuals and companies involved in the prioritization of standards work and by shortening the approval time, we’re able to accelerate availability of standards that best answer the global needs of the cable industry,” said Dean Stoneback, senior director, engineering for SCTE.