2019 UK Internet Industry Awards – the ISPA’s
Register by 25th January!
Entries are now open for the 21st Annual UK Internet Industry Awards, brought to you by ISPA. The awards represent and reward the breadth of the UK ISP sector and winners are determined over a six-month process, following technical testing and deliberation by a panel of experts.
In light of the rapid pace of development and investment in our dynamic sector in the past year, several new and revised categories are being introduced for the 2019 awards, these include:
- The Best Customer Solution Award that recognises an ISP that has delivered a particularly innovation technological solution to a complex customer issue.
- Best Infrastructure Provider that recognises the growing band of companies revolutionising the communications infrastructure that is now essential to our everyday lives
- And back by popular demand, the Internet Villain Award, which will go to a public figure who has attacked the values of the Internet or tarnished the reputation of the industry.
The 13 categories are: Best Rural ISP, Best Business ISP, Best Consumer ISP, Best Customer Service, Best Cyber Security, Best Customer Solution, Best Hosted Service, Best VoIP, Best Infrastructure Provider, Best Partnership, Best ISP PR Campaign, Executive of the Year, Internet Villain and Internet Hero.
The ISPA Awards are free to enter and open to all providers of internet services. To enter, companies must register with thinkbroadband here by 25th January 2019. Companies must then submit written entry forms by 29th March 2019, with broadband and hosting entrants undergoing technical testing between 1st February and 31st March 2019.
The winners will be announced at the gala ceremony and dinner in July 2019.
To join them in being associated with excellence in the sector, raise your company’s profile by sponsoring the networking drinks reception or any of the individual categories, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. The benefits include free tickets to the awards ceremony, your company's profile in mailouts to the wider tech community, your logo on the press releases, ISPA website, social media promotions, a full page advert in the awards brochure, roll out banner at the reception and many more...
ISPA responds to two DCMS consultations
The Broadband Subgroup finished off a busy year with two consultation responses to DCMS regarding new build connectivity and access to tenants’ properties. These responses can be found on the ISPA website here. The subgroup will be continuing to meet and discuss policy over the next year with updates on the Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review expected from Government.
Juniper SD-WAN Workshop for Service Providers
All ISPA members are invited to the SD-WAN Workshop with Juniper Networks and Xantaro, which will take place on Thursday 7th March from 1.15pm at the ISPA offices, 69 Wilson street, London, EC2A 2BB.
The workshop will include sessions on the SD-WAN market dynamics; Contrail SD-WAN: Leading Enterprise Branch Transformation (Technology Focus); and Insight in to a Juniper Networks SD-WAN deployment – with a lab demonstration.
Please share this invite with your colleagues in product marketing, CTO’s. technical architects and operations
G.Network Communications joins ISPA
G.Network is a full fibre connectivity provider, building a brand new fibre to the premises network across London, digging streets and connecting every building passed. This means businesses and residence can usually be connected in a matter of days.
ISPA offers up to £250 discount on the tickets for the 5th Annual Data Quality and Consistency in Financial Institutions Conference. Click here to find out more.
We are also partnering with SmartHomeExpo, the UK's ultimate event for the smart technologies revolutionising the way we live, on the 26 & 27 of March 2019 at the NEC Birmingham - get your free tickets here.
Other events that ISPA partners with are Customer & User Experience Expo and Call & Contact Centre Expo, both taking place on 27th and 28th March at the Excel in London. Both events are free to attend.
For all partner events details and discount codes please click here.