SCTE Standards Program

The SCTE standards program is the industry's only ANSI-accredited forum for the development of technical specifications supporting cable telecommunications. Standards work includes: data and telephony over cable; application platform development; digital video; emergency alert systems; network monitoring systems; cables, connectors and amplifiers; construction and maintenance practices; energy management, and more.
 

Corporate membership in the program is open to any organization in the cable telecommunications industry. Member organizations develop standards and recommended practices through their technical representatives who serve on committees an subcommittees under the SCTE Standards Categories below. The program currently has a long-term outlook of advancing new standards programs such as energy management over the next several years. Strengthen your company's grasp on future standards that will affect your business by getting involved early in the process. 

 


SCTE Standards Categories

 

Learn about SCTE/ISBE Standards membership benefits and how your organization can join. Download the Standards Brochure.   Discover the categories and technologies surrounding SCTE/ISBE Standards and Operational Practices. Download the Standards Categories Flyer.  
SCTE Energy StandardsTo learn more about SCTE/ISBE Energy Standards and recommended practices, download the SCTE Energy Standards Brochure.

Programming and Advertising Members Wanted
SCTE is currently seeking new members in all membership categories to participate in work in fiber-optics networks, advanced advertising, 3D television, and other important topics. Of particular interest is membership from the content (program and advertising) provider and user communities. Standards membership is open to all directly and materially affected parties as defined in SCTE's membership rules and operating procedures. Join today to participate in the development process or learn more by e-mailing standards@scte.org.  


Keep Up with Cable Technology Through SCTE Standards

SCTE offers many convenient ways for companies and individuals to learn and stay connected with the SCTE Standards Program.


Standards Project Register
The Standards Project Register contains a complete list of all SCTE Standards projects, including standards, recommended practices and projects withdrawn from consideration.  All projects are organized according to project type and highlight important dates along the approval process, starting from the Project Authorization Request (PAR) through to SCTE approval and ANSI final action where applicable.  Download the latest Project Register


ANSI Public Review of SCTE Standards

SCTE 31 2016 Test Method for Measuring Diameter Over Core (public review closes December 19, 2016)
SCTE 33 2016 Test Method for Diameter of Drop Cable (public review closes December 19, 2016)
SCTE 79-1 2016 DOCSIS 2.0 Part 1: Radio Frequency Interface (public review closes December 19, 2016)
SCTE 79-2 2016 DOCSIS 2.0 Part 2: Operations Support System Interface (public review closes December 19, 2016)
SCTE 158 2016 Recommended Environmental Condition Ranges for Broadband Communications Equipment (public review closes December 19, 2016)
SCTE 24-1 2016: IPCablecom 1.0 Part 1: Architecture Framework for the Delivery of Time-Critical Services over Cable Television Networks Using Cable Modems (public review end 12/26/16)
SCTE 24-2 2016: IPCablecom 1.0 Part 2: Audio Codec Requirements for the Provision of Bi-directional Audio Service over Cable Television Networks Using Cable Modems (public review end 12/26/16)
SCTE 24-3 2016: IPCablecom 1.0 Part 3: Network Call Signaling Protocol for the Delivery of Time-Critical Services over Cable Television Using Data Modems (public review end 12/26/16)
SCTE 24-4 2016: IPCablecom 1.0 Part 4: Dynamic Quality of Service for the Provision of Real-Time Services over Cable Television Networks Using Data Modems (public review end 12/26/16)
SCTE 24-5 2016: IPCablecom 1.0 Part 5: Media Terminal Adapter (MTA) Device Provisioning Requirements for the Delivery of Real-Time Services over Cable Television Using Cable Modems (public review end 12/26/16)
SCTE 24-6 2016: IPCablecom 1.0 Part 6: Management Information Base (MIB) Framework (public review end 12/26/16)
SCTE 24-7 2016: IPCablecom 1.0 Part 7: Media Terminal Adapter (MTA) Management Information Base (MIB) Requirements (public review end 12/26/16)
SCTE 24-8 2016 IPCablecom 1.0 Part 8: Signaling Management Information Base (MIB) Requirements (public review end 12/26/16)
SCTE 24-9 2016 IPCablecom 1.0 Part 9: Event Message Requirements (public review end 12/26/16)
SCTE 24-10 2016 IPCablecom 1.0 Part 10: Security Specification (public review end 12/26/16)
SCTE 24-11 2016 IPCablecom 1.0 Part 11: Internet Signaling Transport Protocol (ISTP) (public review end 12/26/16)
SCTE 24-12 2016 IPCablecom 1.0 Part 12: Trunking Gateway Control Protocol (TGCP) (public review end 12/26/16)
SCTE 165-2 2016 IPCablecom 1.5 Part 2: Audio/Video Codecs (public review closes January 2, 2017)
SCTE 165-3 2016 IPCablecom 1.5 Part 3: Network-Based Call Signaling Protocol (public review closes January 2, 2017)
SCTE 165-12 2016 IPCablecom 1.5 Part 12: PSTN Gateway Call Signaling Protocol (public review closes January 2, 2017)
SCTE 165-16 2016 IPCablecom 1.5 Part 16: Management Event Mechanism (public review closes January 2, 2017)
SCTE 165-18 2016 IPCablecom 1.5 Part 18: CMS to CMS Signaling (public review closes January 2, 2017)
SCTE 165-21 2016 IPCablecom 1.5 Part 21: Signaling Extension MIB (public review closes January 2, 2017)
SCTE 102 2016 Cable Retention Force Testing of Trunk & Distribution Connectors, Public Review ends 1/9/2017 
SCTE 161 2016 Drop Amplifiers, Public Review ends 1/9/2017
SCTE 171 2016 Passive Network Interface Devices Enclosure Specification 1/16/17



Check Out the Hottest Industry Standards
The top ten standards based on web page downloads, are:

  1. ANSI/SCTE 104 2012 Automation System to Compression System Communications Applications Program Interface (API)
  2. ANSI/SCTE 35 2013 Digital Program Insertion Cueing Message for Cable
  3. ANSI/SCTE 135-2 2013 DOCSIS 3.0 Part 2: MAC and Upper Layer Protocols
  4. ANSI/SCTE 135-4 2013 DOCSIS 3.0 Part 4: Operations Support Systems Interface
  5. ANSI/SCTE 135-3 2013 DOCSIS 3.0 Part 3: Security Services
  6. ANSI/SCTE 135-1 2013 DOCSIS 3.0 Part 1: Physical Layer Specification
  7. ANSI/SCTE 130-3 2010 Digital Program Insertion—Advertising Systems Interfaces Part 3: Ad Management Service (ADM) Interface
  8. ANSI/SCTE 40 2011 Digital Cable Network Interface Standard
  9. ANSI/SCTE 77 2013 Specification for Underground Enclosure Integrity
  10. ANSI/SCTE 28 2012 Host-POD Interface Standard