The National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) has added Great Lakes Data Systems Inc. (GLDS), a provider of billing, subscriber management and provisioning systems for small-to-medium global broadband providers, as an Approved Provider.

GLDS offers Windows and Linux solutions for operators that service 2,500 to more than 250,000 subscribers, “giving them complete billing and subscriber management with its WinCable platform and automated provisioning for video, voice and data services with its SuperController solution,” it adds. The company already serves more than 130 NCTC member operators.

The newest NCTC Approved Provider claims to be the first to enable smaller operators to cost-efficiently bill and manage converged services including digital video, IPTV and Internet; it has partnered with more than 22 different industry voice vendors on more than 70 VoIP deployments to date. The company will  demonstrate its latest workforce-management platform — WinForce tech — at the upcoming NCTC Winter Education Conference in Booth 2. CT Reports will be reporting live from Austin as well.

In separate but related association news, Mike LaJoie, executive vice president and CTO at Time Warner Cable, will keynote the SCTE Canadian Summit 2012 next month in Toronto.

LaJoie, who also services as this year’s SCTE chairman, will discuss the need for cable engineering and operations professionals to maximize the value of new technologies as part of the March 27 opening session of SCTE Canadian Summit. 

Registration information for the March 27-28 Canadian Summit 2012 as well as for a pre-conference Wireless Symposium March 26 is available here. CT Reports will be reporting live from these events.

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