The Internet Services Providers’ Association (ISPA UK) is excited to announce the finalists for the 2022 ISPA Awards! Thirty-five providers have been nominated across ten different categories, with three further category shortlists to be unveiled later in the year.

Exa Networks once again scored the highest number of nominations with four, but Community Fibre, Giganet, KCOM and Ogi are all hot on their heels with three nominations each, and a further five companies who are all nominated for two awards.

The winners will be announced on 24th November 2022 at our annual ISPA gala awards ceremony in the Landmark hotel, London.  Now in its 24th year, the ISPA Awards is the longest running and most prestigious awards for the UK’s ISP industry. This year has seen the categories refreshed to reflect the changing market, with half the categories new or revised. To reflect the new ISPs and infrastructure providers that have entered the market in recent years, both the Consumer and Infrastructure Awards are being split into two, with different awards being given to ISPs or infrastructure operators with more than 100,000 customers or premises passed or fewer than 100,000 customers or premises passed. We also have a Best Customer Innovation Award, an Outstanding Achievement Award and a Digital Inclusion Award - the latter being partnered with the Good Things Foundation to showcase the need to tackle digital exclusion. Shortlists for the two last mentioned categories will be revealed in autumn and we are accepting entries in the Digital Inclusion Award until 24th September.

The shortlist for the Internet Hero and Villain awards will be unveiled closer to the ceremony, and once again we will be crowdsourcing suggestions from the public in the coming months.

Commenting on the announcement, ISPA Chair, Steve Leighton, said:

"This year's ISPA Awards shortlist is an excellent reflection of the vibrant and exciting broadband sector. From household names, new entrants and scale ups, to infrastructure builders, vendors and those serving consumers and business, ISPA is pleased to be showcasing the achievements made in the past twelve months that is seeing fibre deployment accelerated, data usage and speeds increased, and more support than ever being offered to customers struggling with the cost of living. I look forward to seeing the winners unveiled in November."

Event details

Presentation of the 2022 Awards will take place on 24th November at the Landmark hotel in London. Tickets are on sale through Eventbrite.

The awards would not be made possible without the support of the 2022 ISPA Awards sponsors Magrathea, CityFibre, Netgem TV & WiFi, Plume, Viavi Solutions, TP-Link, Corero, Calix, Linksys, Adtran, RouteThis, LSBUD, Airband Community Internet and EPS Global.

2022 ISPA AWARD FINALISTS

Best Consumer ISP 100K+

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Hyperoptic
KCOM
NOW Broadband
Sky Broadband
TalkTalk Group

Best Consumer ISP 100K-

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Air Broadband
Brsk
Community Fibre
Giganet
Swish Fibre
YouFibre

Best Infrastructure 100K+

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Airband Community Internet
CityFibre
G.Network
ITS Technology Group
KCOM
Netomnia
Openreach

Best Infrastructure 100K-

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Brsk
Ogi
toob

Best Business ISP

sponsored by

Cerberus Networks
Community Fibre
Giganet
G.Network
Ogi
RM

Best Rural ISP

sponsored by 

Broadband for the Rural North (B4RN)
Cerberus Networks
Giganet
Ogi
Wildanet

Best VoIP

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Dial 9 Communications
Enreach UK
Exa Networks
Voipfone
WebMate

Best Cyber Security

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Exa Networks
RM
Talk Straight / Schools Broadband

Best Customer Innovation

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Community Fibre
Exa Networks
KCOM
Trenches Law
WeLink

Best Hosted Service

sponsored by

Catalyst2
Exa Networks
Krystal Hosting
Storm Internet
WebMate

Digital Inclusion Award

Deadline for entries is 24th September

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Internet Hero/Villain

Public can send their suggestions to awards@ispa.org.uk

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Outstanding Achievement Award

To be announced at the awards ceremony

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All finalists can purchase an official ISPA Awards 2022 finalist logo, for more information contact awards@ispa.org.uk