SCTE/ISBE launches Internet of Things working group

Chris Bastian

Chris Bastian

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) and its global arm, the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE), have created an Internet of Things working group.

The group will be housed within the SCTE/ISBE standards group and aims to position the cable telecommunications industry as a “pivotal delivery channel for Internet of Things technologies, products and services”.

The IoT working group will address the rapid growth of web-connected devices and, unlike other standards and interoperability organisations, will focus on what is unique and advantageous about delivering IoT services over cable telecoms networks.

“Even as it opens the door to new business opportunities, the massive number of Internet of Things devices that are being connected to our networks present unique reliability and security requirements,” said Chris Bastian, senior vice president and CTO of SCTE/ISBE.

“Our new IoT working group is intended to bring together network operators and vendors to determine how best to standardise and operationalise these new services.”

Chris Cholas, gateway solutions architect for Intel, was appointed chair by the SCTE/ISBE standards engineering committee, which approved the creation of the IoT working group during a meeting at SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo  in Philadelphia.