SCTE postpones events, brings forward anniversary gift for members
Anthony Basham, president of the Society for Broadband Professionals (SCTE) has written to members, advising that all events are postponed until further notice.
The society was set up to promote technical workforce proficiency, whilst providing valuable thought leadership for the industry. Because of the current situation it has taken the difficult decision to postpone all events until further notice. The society’s 75th Anniversary Annual Gala Awards Dinner at the Tower of London, which should have taken place in June, has a new date of 26 June 2021. Depending on what takes place over the next two months, announcements will be made on the Autumn Lecture and AGM (7 October) in London members will be kept updated.
Basham said: ‘I wanted to send a message of support to all our members at this difficult time as a result of the coronavirus (Covid-19) impact worldwide. Our members around the world are always at the forefront of our thoughts, and now more than ever. Our Society events are so important to us and we love nothing more than bringing members of the SCTE together and meeting our members around the world, but we have considered this carefully and hope you understand that it is the right thing to do under the circumstances. The health and safety of our members is always paramount. We are therefore exploring all options, including virtual and digital, to give you access to new presentations and information during the year.’
To offer support to its members, the society has made available a free special edition of its Fibre Optic Transmission for Technicians Course. This was due to be a member gift as part of the anniversary celebrations, but Basham said he hopes that ‘it will both upskill and entertain you while Covid-19 imposes itself on our daily life.’ The course is available on the society’s website, where members can request a login.