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


SCTE Standards Brochure

For an overview of SCTE Standards membership benefits and how your organization can join, download the SCTE Standards Brochure.
SCTE Energy Standards
To learn more about SCTE 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  

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contains a complete list of all SCTE Standards projects, including standards, recommended practices and projects withdrawn from consideration.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 15 2016 Specification for Trunk, Feeder and Distribution Coaxial Cable (public review closes October 3, 2016) 
SCTE 34 2016 Test Method for Cored Depth Verification (public review closes 10/10/2016)
SCTE 231 2016 General Test Procedures for Evaluation of Energy Efficiency Metrics and in Support of Functional Density Metrics (public review closes 10/10/2016)
SCTE 232 2016 Key Performance Metrics: Energy Efficiency & Functional Density of CMTS, CCAP, and Time Server Equipment (public review closes 10/10/2016)
SCTE 148 2016 Specification for Male "F" Terminator, 75 Ohm (public review closes October 24, 2016)
SCTE 233 2016 Wavelength-Division Multiplex Small Form Factor Pluggable (PXFP-WDM) Optical Transmitter Module Interface Specification (public review closes October 31, 2016)
SCTE 32 2016 Ampacity of Coaxial Telecommunications Cables (public review closes November 7, 2016)
SCTE 66 2016 Test Method For Coaxial Cable Impedance (public review closes November 7, 2016)
SCTE 09 2016 Test Method for Cold Bend (public review closes November 14, 2016)
SCTE 186 2016 Product Environmental Requirements for Cable Telecommunications (public review closes November 14, 2016)

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