Attendance for this week's Cable-Tec Expo topped the 10,000 mark, while Monday's first-ever Capacity Management Symposium exceeded attendance expectations.

Cable-Tec Expo at Atlanta's Georgia World Congress Center saw an overall attendance increase of 24 percent – from the United States and more than 60 other countries. International attendance was up 21 percent.

In addition, more than 200 engineering and operations professionals – double the anticipated number – registered for the pre-conference Capacity Management Symposium. The Capacity Management Symposium was offered to live and remote attendees, making it the SCTE's first-ever virtual conference in conjunction with Cable-Tec Expo.

"Throughout our planning for Cable-Tec Expo 2011, we listened closely to feedback from the operator and vendor communities," said Mark Dzuban, president and CEO of the SCTE. "We believe the increased attendance this year speaks volumes about the value of SCTE Cable-Tec Expo as a forum for technical learning and knowledge sharing for the entire industry."

This week's Expo also marked the first meeting of the SCTE's newly formed Central European Chapter.