ISP industry response to Covid-19

Following the unprecedented national response to Covid-19, ISPA members have been working flat out connecting customers, fixing faults and managing networks as the country relies even more on being connected.

As part of our response to help support members, ISPA has:

  • Helped coordinate regular and active engagement with Government and regulators so that telecoms engineers can carry out their critical work
  • Established hub on the ISPA website with guidance for members
  • Led weekly member calls to share findings, answer questions and take forward actions
  • Briefed journalists on key industry issues such as network performance
  • Dealt with queries from members

We remain in close contact with members and Government. Do get in contact with the team if you have any questions.

Check the ISPA Covid-19 ISP hub here

ISPA work during the current situation

Despite a great deal of focus naturally shifted to COVID-19, there has still been time this month to hold our regular, though now remote, subgroup meetings. The broadband subgroup’s work has focused on the ongoing DCMS Committee Inquiry into the Government’s nationwide gigabit capable target, to which ISPA will be submitting written evidence. Further to this, a webinar session was held for the subgroup with presentations from both Phil Laws at Openreach discussing their approach to copper switch off, and Tom Raynsford from DCMS updating the group on the work of the Barrier Busting team.

ISPA Awards update

We received a great number of entries for this year's ISPA Awards. We understand that some companies are experiencing difficulties due to the present situation and weren't able to submit their entries on time but if you still want to participate in the awards please contact and we can work out an individual plan for you. The awards ceremony has been moved to 18th November so please add this date to your diaries and we hope that we will see most of our members there.

You can book your tickets for the ISPA Awards ceremony here

Sponsors of the ISPAs 2020

There are also great benefits if you decide to sponsor the awards (one of them is a table at the awards ceremony in prime position), for more information please click on the pack below or contact for more information. We are happy to tailor make each package to your company's needs.

Click here to open the ISPA Awards sponsorship pack

ISPA Partners for 2020Salumanus offer of network components
Good cooperation is vital more than ever

In this unprecedented moment caused by the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis, we need to collaborate and work together even closer.

At Salumanus, in the last few weeks, we have implemented video meetings which are helping us now to be in regular contact with our clients in Europe and support them in their business activities in the real time.

We have managed to keep our supply chain at a good level, and even today we are able to help our partners in their needs and provide them with major network components.

Within our cooperation with ISPA UK, we would be more than happy to speak to ISPA members by arranging video calls, should they wish to do so.  We are willing to help, share our knowledge and experience.  Now, when the speed of  network plays a major role due to a rapidly growing demand from clients working from home, Salumanus can offer you  high-quality data transmission devices e.g. optical transceivers or network switches and other valuable solutions.

With our new office launched in February 2020 in Manchester, we are here in the local market, facing the same challenges. We wish to partner with your company and support you as much as we can to keep your business running.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you and cooperating together!

Salumanus office in the UK:  Imperial Court 2 Exchange Quay M53EB Manchester
Phone: +447515012241

Netgem TV offer

If you would like to join the ISPA 2020 annual partnership programme to regularly engage with our members and benefit from strong visibility, thought-leadership and enhanced networking at many ISPA events, please get in touch now, email or call 020 3397 3304.

ISPA in the Press

ISPA press office has been working tirelessly on getting our message accross to wide range of news outlets and support our members during Covid-19 outbreak. You can find some of the stories at BBC NewsThe SunThe TelegraphGizmodoDigitZD NetITV NewsThe ArgusThe SunTechradar ProThe GuardianThe TelegraphISPreviewAdvanced TelevisionISPReviewShropshire StarIrish ExaminerDerbyshire Live.

ITS Technology joins ISPA

ITS designs, builds and operates full fibre and hybrid wireless networks where they are needed most so that business and residential communities can access gigabit capable connectivity services. Having pioneered a ‘dig once’ model that reuses existing infrastructure where we can, our connections are:
• Fast to install, often in days of customer orders being placed
• Gigabit capable, offering the flexibility to scale to fulfil connectivity requirements and demand
• Kinder to the environment as we don't need to dig up the roads if we can use existing ducts and other infrastructure.

Events Partnerships

ISPA offers its members a variety of discounts for events that we partner with. Many events were rescheduled in the past month. Please find the new dates below.

AI & ASI Expo London 2020: Plan Artificial Intelligence & Artificial Superintelligence Roadmaps for Economic Sectors’ Success  - 23 September
Digital Transformation EXPO Manchester - 4 and 5 November
Smart Home Expo - 9 and 10 November

For more information and discounts please visit our website. If you would like to advertise your events here and on our website, please contact