German broadband trade show ANGA COM has struck an agreement to work more closely with the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE), and ISBE’s parent organisation, the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE).
The three organisations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that they say is “intended to drive worldwide thought leadership and technological advancement in the cable telecommunications and broadband industries”.
The MOU designates the ANGA COM Exhibition and Congress and SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo as “international partners” and establishes a foundation for the organisations to work more closely to “build global visibility for technical sessions and training activities that are conducted in conjunction with the respective events”.
The groups have agreed to organise co-branded technical sessions at both events that can address existing and new opportunities for innovation, as well as assistance in securing relevant speakers, to spearhead the growth of international breakfasts that serve as forums for knowledge sharing, business development and networking at both events; and to promote both ANGA COM and SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo as sources of industry education and technical leadership for cable and broadband operators.
“ANGA COM and SCTE/ISBE are cornerstones for much of the thought leadership and workforce education that underpin our industry’s success,” said Bill Warga, vice-president, technology for Liberty Global and vice-chairman of the SCTE/ISBE board of directors. “By working together to plan and execute key international elements of ANGA COM and SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo, they can increase alignment between the objectives of both events and the needs of cable and broadband telecommunications.”
Peter Charissé, managing director of ANGA COM, said: “The globalisation of the broadband industry has created a growing need for an exchange of technical skills across borders. SCTE/ISBE with its high expertise is the perfect transatlantic partner for us. We highly appreciate the exchange of know-how, topics and speakers, as this will surely make our events more international than ever.”