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SCTE/ISBE Eyes IoT Standards

SCTE/ISBE announced the creation of an Internet of Things Working Group within the organization’s standards group, noting that the aim of it is to position cable as a “pivotal delivery channel” for IoT-facing technologies, products and services.

Chris Cholas, gateway solutions architect for Intel and a former engineering exec with Harmonic and Time Warner Cable, has been appointed chair by the SCTE/ISBE Standards Engineering Committee, which approved the creation of the new IoT working group at last month’s Cable-Tec Expo in Philadelphia.

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SCTE/ISBE said the new working group focus on what’s unique and advantageous about delivering IoT services over cable networks.

“Even as it opens the door to new business opportunities, the massive number of Internet of Things devices that are being connected to our networks present unique reliability and security requirements,” Chris Bastian, senior vice president and CTO of SCTE/ISBE, said in a statement.  “Our new IoT working group is intended to bring together network operators and vendors to determine how best to standardize and operationalize these new services.”