Policy Update

Online Safety begins it legislative journey through the House of Lords

The Online Safety Bill has started its journey through the House of Lords. Key points raised  in the debate so far include the provision of greater powers to Ofcom, and the ability to apply for a court order granting it business disruption measure. Government has suggested that it will develop amendments to expand the list of statutory consultees for Ofcom code of practice process to the Children’s Commissioner for England and the Victim's Commissioner. Government will now work with the backbenchers in the House of Lords ahead of the next report stage.

ISPA to join a Labour Party roundtable on broadband rollout

ISPA will join an industry roundtable with the Labour Shadow Broadband Minister, Stephanie Peacock on 7th February. The roundtable will examine the success of the broadband rollout, the progress of project Gigabit and examine how to ensure people remain connected during the cost-of-living crisis.

ISPA Partners

Adtran accelerates broadband rollouts with market’s most scalable fiber access platform

Adtran®, Inc., the leading provider of next-generation open and disaggregated optical networking solutions, have launched its SDX 6330 48 port 10Gbit/s Combo PON fibre access platform, enabling service providers to rapidly and cost-effectively connect homes and businesses with fibre-based broadband.

The new open and disaggregated solution offers the industry’s highest port density and is the first optical line terminal (OLT) with integrated 400Gbit/s uplinks maximizing the product’s longevity and minimizing its environmental impact. It will empower operators to accelerate fibre rollout and easily scale their networks to support dense urban, suburban and rural deployments.

With enhanced energy efficiency, the highly compact, temperature-hardened fibre access platform is a game changer for meeting sustainability targets and addressing market demands for both retail and wholesale providers.

To learn more visit Adtran.com


Altnets are the UKs leading telecoms procurement specialists.

Offering consultancy,design, specification, procurement, supply chain management, planning, forecasting, and scheduling. Decades of experience and close ties to manufactures, industry bodies and ISPs means we understand the challenges networks builders face.

Our mission is simple: to improve efficiencies for our customers.



The UK’s broadband use increased even further during 2022, with more data being downloaded than ever before.

According to Openreach’s annual update, broadband traffic across the UK increased by around 2.5% during 2022 to 64,364 Petabytes (PB) of data. The figures give the most comprehensive picture of UK broadband traffic, as they’re based on millions of homes and businesses using well-known providers. That’s why we’re investing £15 billion into building Ultrafast Full Fibre broadband across the country. We’re building faster and cheaper than ever before, reaching more than nine million premises and counting, and are on track to get to 25 million premises by the end of 2026.


Driving growth in competitive markets: A case study of OTTC in the US

As the UK ISP sector and the market's investment community begin to look beyond FTTP towards premises connected, ISPA partner Calix discusses the competitive US ISP market and their collaboration with Ontario & Trumansburg Telephone Companies to secure annual revenue growth, an increased customer base and reduction in churn. Read the full article here.

ISPA Events


The Internet Service Providers' Association (ISPA) is delighted to launch our 16th annual Parliament and Internet Conference, held on the 29th March 2023 from 2pm to 6pm.

The 2023 Parliament and Internet Conference, hosted in Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, Westminster - will welcome 150 industry representatives, MPs, key stakeholders in government departments and regulators to discuss areas of focus for the UK internet sector, including governance, regulation and future market progression.

This year’s conference offers a diversity of conversation with net neutrality, gigabit deployment, online safety and the UK regulatory landscape all gaining increased visibility and scrutiny in 2023. Attendees will be able to gain key insights from policy makers and leading industry representatives on where next for the governance of the UK internet landscape.

Through a variety of in-depth panel discussions and keynote speakers, Parliament & Internet will provide a vehicle for industry and government to come together to discuss the buoyant UK internet sector as it progresses to its fibre rollout targets and works towards levelling up the UK. Places are limited and ISPA members will get preference tickets if the event is sold out.  Register here.


Gigabit capable fibre rollout has continued to accelerate, with the latest figures showing availability to 3 out of 4 households and full fibre inching closer to half the country.

However, while premises are being passed, uptake of gigabit services are still lagging behind - figures from earlier in 2022 only showed a 12.4% uptake in the 11,500,000 of FTTP premises passed in the UK. Understandably, the priority has been on upgrading infrastructure and the physical parts of deploying networks. This presents questions for providers that have been primarily focused on the build of better fibre networks – how to convert premises passed into sustainable business models with more connections, how to grow your customer base and increase revenue, what additional services can be offered and as speed alone is no longer a differentiator how to compete against high-profile household name brands.

The latest ISPA ‘industry in-focus’ webinar will seek to answer these questions with insights from leading sector stakeholders. Hear the opinion of mature US ISP providers about their journey through the customer acquisition process after their full fibre build and listen to UK ISPs about why they have chosen to introduce Revenue Edge technology to navigate the current transitional market period. Finally, leading marketing and executive representatives from across industry will discuss their views on the future and what strategies they will be implementing to ensure their organisation converts premises passed to premises connected. Register here.

ISPA Articles

The Advancement of Technology in Utility Mapping 

The Road to Full Fibre 2023

Partner Events

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

Communications Technology Expo - 15th and 16th March at ExCel London
Channel Live - 29th-30th March, NEC Birmingham
Connected North - 17th -18th April, Manchester Central
IoT Tech Expo - 30th November - 1st December, Olympia, London

ISPA Partners 2023