SCTE and its global brand, the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE), recently released the Call for Papers for SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo 2016 (Sep 26–29, in Philly). The group seeks proposals for papers and presentations for technical sessions during the event. The Expo 2016 Program Committee, chaired by John Schanz, evp and chief network officer of Comcast, will review all technical proposals, which are due March 1. SCTE is targeting papers in areas including delivery of gigabit speeds, deployment of DOCSIS 3.1, fiber to the home, intelligent energy management and energy innovations, connection in the home, infrastructure as a service, and proactive maintenance and advanced predictive alarming.

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Trian Buys Comcast Shares

Hedge fund Trian Fund Management has taken an $870mln stake in Comcast . Trian has now accumulated approximately 20mln shares in the MVPD, according to a WSJ report. “We have recently begun what we believe

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