You can’t go a kilometer in Germany without coming across a wind turbine farm or a solar array, so SCTE Fellow Daniel Howard and I knew we’d find a receptive audience to our comments about energy management at the ANGA COM Exhibition and Congress for cable and broadband providers this week in Cologne.
I spoke to a standing-room-only crowd and turned its attention to our Energy 2020 program, as well as presentations about how FTTH could reduce energy consumption and cable technologists could resolve potential frequency overlap issues between DOCSIS® 3.1 and MoCA® in modern home networks. The strong turnout was the tip of the iceberg for a successful event for SCTE; our global brand, the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE); and our Central European Chapter.
Over the three days at ANGA COM, we met with a worldwide cast of cable operators, vendors, and thought leaders. Daniel also chaired multiple panels, and we moved closer to meeting two key objectives: building even greater value for SCTE/ISBE in Europe, and driving international involvement for Energy 2020. We will continue to pursue both goals as we approach the next global showcases—IBC and the Liberty Global Technology Summit—both set for September in advance of SCTE Cable-Tec Expo® in October.