Exton-based SCTE to merge with, be folded in under CableLabs

SCTE celebrating 50th Anniversary last year

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE), based in Exton, along with its international arm the ISTE, plans to merge with a larger industry group, CableLabs. 

The two have sign a letter of intent, and final approval by membership is expected by December 10.

No cutbacks to staff at either orgnization is expected.

The 51 year-old SCTE employs about 120. Louisville, Colorado-based CableLabs employs more than 200.

The two organizations, which develop technical standards for the cable industry, decided their missions had merged. Both are aiming to support the industry’s “10G” architecture. 10G is cable’s answer to the wireless industry’s “5G”.

SCTE last year celebrated its 50th anniversary in Exton.

Mark Dzuban would remain president and CEO of SCTE-ISBE, which would function as a subsidiary of CableLabs, headed by president and CEO Phil McKinney.

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE