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

SCTE celebrates 50th anniversary at its Exton office

Tom Paine

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE), based in Exton, celebrated its 50th anniversary on Thursday. The SCTE, which calls itself “the largest applied science organization in the cable telecommunications industry “, has had a fulltime office presence in the western Philadelphia suburbs since 1977.

SCTE is an Emmy Award-winning group that develops standards, educational resources and other programs for use by major cable operators worldwide. It has 20,000 members and 126 employees, per LinkedIn.

A simple celebration was held on Thursday at the Exton office, featuring a cake.