ISPA Policy

Consultation time for our policy team

Broadband Universal Service Obligation Consultation (USO)
The Department of Science, Innovation and Technology is conducting a consultation on the future of the Broadband USO to which ISPA is responding.
Future of TV Distribution
Ofcom is looking at the implications for the move from digital terrestrial television (DTT) to IPTV. ISPA is drafting a response, which will be shared with members before submission on 12th December.
Growth Duty and ‘Smarter Regulation’
The Government has announced a new consultation which seeks views on the revised statutory guidance for the Growth Duty, including on the drivers and behaviours of economic growth identified in the guidance, alongside additional questions on reporting on the Growth Duty and improvements to the regulatory process.In addition, in October, DBT published a call for evidence on smarter regulation, which tries to understand what works well and what could be improved in how regulators operate to deliver for the sectors they serve, as well as any further steps the Government can take to reform the existing stock of regulation. ISPA is considering preparing a response to both of these consultations and is starting to engaging with members.

ISPA Events

Sign up for the next ISPA Marketplace

Join us for the next instalment of our ISPA Marketplace webinar series, which shines a light on the products and services available to help ISPs thrive in an increasingly competitive UK market.

As we close out the year, this webinar will look ahead to explore some of the technologies that could help your organisations achieve greater success in 2024's transforming market.

In this edition, we are joined by senior speakers from ISPA Partner's Adtran, Altnets UK and TP-Link.

The webinar will be hosted via Zoom on Wednesday 13th December, 12.00 - 13.00 - sign up here and a calendar invite will be shared following registration.

Save the date for the Parliament & Internet Conference 2024

In 2024, the annual Parliament and Internet Conference will take place on Wednesday 20th March from 1.45pm to 5.30pm in the Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, London. This time, our central theme will be focusing on the objectives for UK connectivity by 2030 and how the next UK Government, regulators and industry can strategically work together over the next 5 years to achieve them.

We are delighted to announce that the Rural Connectivity Champion, Simon Fell MP, is our Parliamentary sponsor for the event, which will feature high profile keynote speakers and panellists from across industry, Government, and leading civil society organisations. Bringing together 150 senior delegates, conversations will focus on highlighting key policy issues, promoting the sector to policy makers and creating discourse to help shape the future of regulation in the UK internet sector.

This event is especially important in 2024 with the General Election on the horizon, and it will create an ideal opportunity for the sector to help shape the narrative and amplify the areas they believe are crucial for policy makers and the sector to focus on over the next 5 years of governance through to 2030.

With a wide array of key focus areas this year’s event will be critical for the UK’s internet sector and we want as many members in the room to engage with policy makers of today and tomorrow.

Reserve your free spot here

ISPA Awards - it's a wrap!

Winners of this year's ISPA awards were announced on the 9th of November at the historic Old War Offices on Whitehall - now the Raffles London at the OWO hotel. The event sold out and those who managed to secure their tickets enjoyed an amazing night full of surprises with the entertainment from Paul Sinha and DJ Sarah! Congratulations to all winners, you can find the full list here. All winners, highly commended and finalists for this year's awards can purchase an official awards logo, for more information please contact

The ISPA Awards 2024 will launch in January, if you would like to sign up as the sponsor and be involved with the event from the start to get the most of the sponsorship benefits, please contact 

Thank you to all ISPA Awards sponsors for supporting this event - the headline sponsor Strategic ImperativesFullFibreMagratheaCityFibreNetgem TV & WiFi, Viavi SolutionsTP-LinkCalixClarityDraytek LinksysAdtran, RouteThisLSBUDEPS GlobalAltnetsSoft Serveeero and PelicanCorp


ISPA Partners

DrayTek are delivering on a new range of XGS-PON modems and routers designed to help service providers deploy cutting edge FTTP

With extensive experience in rolling out major networks DrayTek’s new range of XGS-PON devices are fully supported by their central management and control system to assist with provisioning, troubleshooting, inventory management and maintaining the SLA with SD WAN and other tools.

To learn more about how this could potentially help you deliver business class connectivity solutions please view our recorded video for the XGS-PON introduction above.

Contact for any questions you may have.



Building Quality Passive Optical Networks at Scale

Passive optical networks (PON) have revolutionized high-speed internet connectivity by providing efficient fiber-based broadband services. To ensure the quality and performance of these networks, a robust certification process is essential.

In this blog, we will explore a new centralized test approach to certifying the construction of passive optical networks and look at the kinds of issues it can help address and benefits it can deliver.

Read the blog here


Celebrate telecom industry growth with Altnets’ Seedstick Competition, an event open to all 2023 ISPA Awards attendees who picked up a SeedStick packet!

Simply enter by scanning the QR code on your SeedSticks. Plant your seeds, capture the moment, and share it with us by submitting a photo or tagging a LinkedIn post of your planting experience. The submission deadline is December 19th, with the winner announced on the 20th and a prize of a £500 donation to the charity of your choice.

We invite everyone at the event to reflect our commitment to growth, both in the telecoms industry and the environment.

Happy planting!

CityFibre is the UK’s third national digital infrastructure platform and with existing networks in more than 60 towns and cities, we provide wholesale connectivity to multiple business and consumer service providers, local authorities and mobile operators. Our full fibre network rollouts are well underway, with plans to pass up to 8 million homes and businesses with open-access full fibre infrastructure. A growing number of Gigabit City projects have been announced for full-city rollouts and we continue to prime our existing network assets for expansion.

Our established open-access approach is already creating opportunities for ISP partners to take an active part in serving the demands from consumers and businesses for full fibre connectivity, be it FTTP broadband or Ethernet. We’ve recently announced several new partnerships, both with consumer-focused ISPs and with traditionally business-focused ISPs who recognise the value they can bring to serving consumers. For each, we provide a dedicated and comprehensive programme of support that enables them to move fast and win new customers. Visit our website


Partner Events

ISPA offers its members a variety of discounts for events that we partner with:

IoT Tech Expo - 30th November - 1st December, Olympia, London
Smart Retail Tech Expo - 27th - 28th February, ExCel London
Channel Live - 20th and 21st March, NEC Birmingham - Get your free tickets here

Become an ISPA Partner

ISPA Partnership offers organisations the opportunity to connect, develop relationships and grow their visibility with our 150+ ISP member community.

The packages run over a 12 month period and include 4 in-person events (including our prestigious ISPA Awards), online thought leadership, marketing opportunities and various other deliverables that ensures your organisation grows its connections in the UK ISP sector.

Find out what the opportunities are here.

To enquire about an ISPA partnership, please message ISPAs Head of Partnerships at

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!