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SCTE honours Sandip Singh with Young Canadian Award


February 16, 2010
By Anthony Capkun

16 February 2010

Sandip Singh of Rogers Communications Inc. is the 2010 honoree of the Young Canadian Engineering Professional of the Year Award, bestowed by the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE).

The second annual award recognizes outstanding technical achievements
and contributions made to the advancement of the cable
telecommunications industry by a young Canadian engineering
professional. The award is made possible through the sponsorship of
Aurora Networks and the efforts of Cartt.ca and SCTE.

Singh, 30, of Brampton, Ont., is a digital architect with Rogers. He
will be formally presented with the award at SCTE Canadian Summit 2010,
which is set for March 9-10 in Toronto. After beginning his career with
Nortel in 1999, Singh joined the Rogers engineering team in 2005 as the
architect of advanced video technology. While there, he has been
responsible for developing architectural solutions for Switched Digital
Video (SDV), tru2way, VOD, IPTV, home networking, and software
applications; designing and overseeing implementation of large-scale
projects and conformance to Rogers’ architectural guidelines;
large-scale budget forecasts and allocations for strategic Rogers video
deployment initiatives; and vendor relationship development and
management.

Over the past year, Singh’s most significant achievements include being
an architectural lead of SDV deployment at Rogers and being a prominent
player in the organization’s long-term IPTV and video services strategy.

“Sandip has been performing MSO industry-leading technology development
and deployment initiatives for more than 10 years in both the vendor and
service provider arenas. He is highly versed in the MSO segment and is
an upcoming industry leader for both technology and business concerns,”
said Singh’s nominator for the award, Christopher Skarica, CTO, North
American MSO and Cable, Huawei Technologies. “He was instrumental in the
successful rollout of SDV across the Rogers Cable footprint and
continues to help drive the Rogers next-generation video delivery
vision. He is a special talent that the MSO industry should be proud to
call one of its own.”

SCTE