ISPA Awards 2020 will launch in December.

Find the list of the 2019 ISPA Awads winners here.

ISP Association on the Risks of Brexit, DoH and UK Full Fibre Targets - ISPreview UK https://t.co/BCX4sFh9R1 @ispreview #doh #brexit #fullfibre

July Newsletter

ISPA Awards Ceremony
11th July 2019
7pm - late

InterContinental London Park Lane Hotel

The highlight of the ISP events calendar, the ISPA Awards, will take place next week on 11th July at the ballroom of the InterContinental Park Lane hotel in London. The finalists for all 14 categories at the 2019 ISPAs can be found here.

The gala ceremony includes networking drinks reception, sponsored by Openreach, a three course meal with wine, awards ceremony hosted by Matt Richardson and live band Kudos to finish off the proceedings. There are only a limited number of tickets left, ISPA members and finalists get discounted tickets and you can make additional savings by purchasing a table for 10.

Last chance to book your tickets for the ISPA Awards here!

ISPA Awards sponsors

 

 

There are still a few opportunities to sponsor individual categories at ISPA Awards, for more information contact awards@ispa.org.uk

The ISP Business Model Summit & ISPA AGM 
19th September, 1pm-5pm

Our first ever Business Model Summit will take place after the ISPA AGM on the 19th September in the offices of our legal partners DLA Piper in London. At this event you will be able to hear from ISPs, vendors, analysts and technologists about some of the key developments and challenges facing the industry and the opportunities it presents. The agenda will be split into two main pillars focusing on business and residential markets and feature quick-fire presentations from a range of companies before coming together for a wide-ranging panel discussion.

The event begins with networking lunch, followed by the ISPA AGM from 1.45pm to 2pm (for ISPA members only) with the Business Summit starting at 2pm and finishing with networking drinks reception at 4.30pm.

The event is free for ISPA members and cost £50 for non-members.
The event is kindly sponsored by

Book your tickets for the ISP Business Model Summit here

Baroness Thornton hosts ISPA in Parliament on Online Safety

ISPA’s liability subgroup has been busy engaging with Parliament, Government and regulators on the topic of online harms, participating in a recent DCMS roundtable on the White Paper and meetings with key stakeholders. ISPA also hosted a Parliamentary lunch on the topic of online harms earlier this month which was well attended by Parliamentarians and had good representation from the relevant select committees. Several important issues were raised during the lunch, ranging from cross-border enforcement issues in online safety to the challenges posed by DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH).

The hunt begins for new ISPA Council Members

ISPA is looking for new Council members to join its Board. Are you interested in taking an active role in shaping ISPA policy and regulatory work? Do you want to help influence the ISPA's strategic direction? The role is open to all full ISPA members, with one representative per member company able to stand.

If you are interested in becoming involved in ISPA Council, please contact admin@ispa.org.uk for more information.

ISPA Partnership

ISPA Partners for 2019

If you would like to join ISPA as a partner to regularly engage with our members and benefit from strong visibility, thought-leadership and enhanced networking at several events, please get in touch with Audrey: audrey@ispa.org.uk 

Please find below words from our partners and ISPA Awards sponsors

Magrathea offers a wide range of services to meet the needs of your business, whether based on VoIP or traditional TDM network technology. Because of our strengths in integrating these two technologies, our use of modern equipment and our expertise, we are perfectly placed to help you drive your vision forward.

We aim to help businesses and service providers around the world deliver first class solutions by providing a full range of managed voice and data services.  Managed Call Termination, Voice over IP, Voice Peering, Geographic Numbering, Premium Rate Services, Secure Voice and Managed Colocation are just some of the services we offer.

As well as our range of tried and tested services, Magrathea constantly listen to our clients suggestions for new products and service improvements.  The result is often interesting new tools such as our recently released cloud telephony product that allows our clients to produce their own call handling solutions utilising standard HTTP protocols without the need to operate any telephony servers of their own.

Whatever your requirements, talk to us about your voice and data needs and let us work together to deploy solutions that will make your business stand out!

Contact us today on 0345 004 0040 or email sales@magrathea-telecom.co.uk

Upgrading the UK to faster and more reliable broadband connections

At Openreach, we’re determined to be the UK’s full fibre broadband provider and we want to play a leading role in helping the Government to achieve its target of a fully fibred UK by 2033.

The last 12 months have seen us double our full fibre footprint to 1.2 million homes and businesses and undertake the largest recruitment drive in our history – hiring 3,000 trainee engineers.

Our target is to reach four million premises by the end of March 2021, and 15 million by the mid 2020’s if we can get the right conditions to invest.

We’ve spent the last few months talking to our Communications Providers (CPs), working out how we can best support their customers in the big upgrade process to full fibre - suggesting Salisbury in Wiltshire, and Mildenhall in Suffolk as trial locations for our national upgrade programme.

These ‘testbeds’ will give Openreach, CPs and special service providers that rely on our network the chance to test the new technology and work out how we can upgrade people safely and smoothly – moving them from existing analogue and copper technologies to faster, more reliable, fibre broadband.

Richard Allwood, Chief Strategy Officer, Openreach

4G failover just got easier! Introducing the Vigor2620 Ln Dual SIM 4G/LTE Router from DrayTek

DrayTek UK just launched Vigor 2620Ln, a high-performance router with VDSL and LTE modems in one box, 2 embedded SIM card slots for 4G/LTE failover and versatile Multi-WAN Failover for guaranteed ultra-resilient service. It is a fast, smart and reliable router, ideal for mission critical connectivity such as retail/EPOS or security monitoring applications where continuous uninterrupted connectivity is essential.

The DrayTek Vigor 2620Ln comes with integrated LTE 4G/3G modem that provides high speed mobile broadband connectivity for Internet access and VPN, versatile M/ulti-WAN failover to automatically resume connectivity in case the primary connection fails and Dual-SIM LTE for guaranteed high availability. It is compatible with all major UK mobile networks, such as EE, Vodafone, O2 and Three, as well as any MVNOs on those networks.

The Vigor 2620Ln is a full featured router designed to offer increased security, flexibility and reliable 4G failover at an affordable price. If internet connectivity is essential for your business, then Vigor 2620 Ln will become your best friend as it ideal for almost any scenario.

The Vigor 2620 Ln is ideal for connecting branch offices with the HQ or for enabling remote work - content filtering, securely encrypted network access for virtual private networking (VPN), SMS monitoring & control for remote management of both the router and the SIMs.  Remote configuration and management becomes seamless with the VigorACS, DrayTek’s central management platform.

For more details, visit https://www.draytek.co.uk/

ISPA in the Press

June was exceptionally busy for our press office, we commented on Boris Johnson's full fibre roll out plans on BBC News, Broadband Deals, Telecompaper and Silicon; gave quote to Mirror for their story about Which? report on broadband customer loyalty prices; and The Telegraph and Sky News carried our views in their stories about GCHQ's attack on new privacy feature of some search engines that could undermine the work of authorities who try to prevent spread of child abuse images.

Partner Events

Plan ahead for the wide range of events with which ISPA partners. Returning to the NEC Birmingham this September 11th and 12th, Future Resource is the UK & Europe’s leading sustainability exhibition. Get your free tickets here.

We also offer a discount to ISPA members for AIMed Europe 2019, for everyone who is interested in AI in the health sector.

InfoSec UK Dialogue is taking place between 17th and 18th September in Beaconsfield. Data & Analytics UK Dialogue offers practical insights for data and analytics leaders and takes place on 24th September in London.

For all partner events details and exclusive discount codes for ISPA members, please visit our website.

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