MOTOROLA MOBILITY CHAIRMAN AND CEO SANJAY JHA TO JOIN COX COMMUNICATIONS PRESIDENT PAT ESSER IN OPENING SESSION AT SCTE CABLE-TEC EXPO® 2011

July 26, 2011 09:42 AM

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MOTOROLA MOBILITY CHAIRMAN AND CEO SANJAY JHA TO JOIN COX COMMUNICATIONS PRESIDENT PAT ESSER IN OPENING SESSION AT SCTE CABLE-TEC EXPO® 2011

JULY 26, 2011 (Exton, PA)—The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) today announced that Sanjay Jha, chairman and CEO of Motorola Mobility (NYSE: MMI), will join Cox Communications president Pat Esser for a candid conversation on the future of cable telecommunications at the industry’s engineering show of the year, SCTE Cable-Tec Expo®.

Jha, who drove the turnaround of Motorola Mobility’s mobile device segment and now is building the combined Mobile and Home businesses, will discuss with Esser long-term approaches that will help operators meet the needs of residential and business consumers over the next five years or more.  The discussion will address the evolution necessary for cable networks to meet consumer demands, as well as the role that will be played by wireless.  The session is being created with significant input from the technical community, including:  Expo program chair Terry Cordova, senior vice president and CTO of Suddenlink Communications; Tony Werner, executive vice president and CTO of Comcast; and Mike LaJoie, executive vice president and CTO of Time Warner Cable.

The conversation—anticipated to last 45 minutes—will immediately follow Esser’s welcome and opening remarks to Cable-Tec Expo attendees on Tuesday morning, Nov. 15.  SCTE Cable-Tec Expo® 2011 will take place Tuesday to Thursday, Nov. 15–17, following a Capacity Management Symposium and other workshops on Monday, Nov. 14.  All events will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center.

“Consumers today desire content anywhere, anytime and on multiple devices,” said Sanjay Jha, chairman and CEO, Motorola Mobility. “Cable subscriptions encompass much more than TV shows and movies in the living room, now expanding to home automation and security, live TV streaming to tablets, social TV capabilities, and smartphones becoming one’s remote control. It’s important that operators, vendors and programmers work together closely to develop, articulate and execute on the long-range vision that will help us meet consumer needs both inside and outside the home as well as fulfill their desires to access the content they want.”

“The next several years will see significant changes in the services and technical approaches that are offered by cable,” said Mark Dzuban, president and CEO of SCTE.  “We’re grateful to the CTO community—particularly Terry Cordova, Mike LaJoie and Tony Werner—and especially to Sanjay Jha and Pat Esser for the commitments they are making to create a session of unparalleled value for our attendees.”

SCTE Cable-Tec Expo is renowned as a venue that helps the cable industry to reduce costs, deploy new services and increase customer satisfaction. Expo 2011 will feature industry leaders confronting key technical challenges; hundreds of hands-on, technology-centric exhibits; a full array of robust and relevant technical workshops; the International Cable-Tec Games; and valuable learning that is driven by peer-to-peer interaction and networking.  A companion event, the Capacity Management Symposium, will be held on Monday, Nov. 14, also at the Georgia World Congress Center.  Registration for both events is available at http://expo.scte.org.

SCTE members who register now can take advantage of discounts of more than $100 off the pre-registration rate. Non-members who join SCTE for $68 are immediately eligible for the member pre-registration discount.  Non-members can join SCTE by visiting the Membership section of www.scte.org or by calling 800-542-5040.  Expo exhibitor, advertiser, and sponsor opportunities also are available by contacting Heather Gosciniak at hgosciniak@scte.org.

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