Technetix names Hernan Benavides as CTO, South America

June 1, 2023
A member of SCTE since 1995, throughout his career, Benavides has supported Latin American operators with their transition from being solely TV service providers to becoming full-fledged telco players.

Global broadband technology provider Technetix Group Ltd. (Albourne, UK) on May 30 announced the appointment of Hernan Benavides as the company's new Chief Technology Officer, South America.

Benavides is an accomplished professional with over 28 years experience in the cable TV industry. Originally from Santiago, Chile, he holds a degree in Electronic Engineering from Universidad Técnica Federico Santa Maria, as well as a post-graduate diploma in networking technologies from UCLA.

As further recounted in a Technetix press release, a member of SCTE since 1995, throughout his career, Benavides has supported Latin American operators with their transition from being solely TV service providers to becoming full-fledged telco players.

He has also been involved in significant milestones such as the first launch of Fixed Telephony over Cable services in the Americas, the first deployment of DOCSIS services in Latin America along, with the innovation and evolution of the TV industry from analog to digital HD, and more recently, IPTV services in multiple Latin American and Caribbean markets.

As a senior engineering director for Liberty Latin America and VTR, Benavides has been instrumental in shaping end-to-end technology strategies for both access networks and services. As noted by Technetix, he has earned a reputation for his outstanding work ethic and meticulous attention to detail.

Benavides said, ”I am honored to join the Technetix team and look forward to leveraging my experience. I am excited to further contribute with excellence, passion and commitment to the continued growth of the cable industry."

Jan Ariesen, Group Chief Technology Officer for Technetix, commented, “Hernan has played a pivotal role in the technological advancement of the cable TV industry in South America and I am very pleased to welcome him to the CTO team at Technetix."

In the following video, SCTE Standards Committee member Jan Ariesen, Chief Technology Officer, Technetix B.V. talks about how participation in the SCTE Standards program is beneficial to industry stakeholders.

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