National Security a focus for the new Cyber Security working group

A new working group has been established in the Cyber Subgroup to directly tackle the challenges of the upcoming Telecoms Security Requirements and the ongoing debate around High Risk Vendors. Given the high profile nature of the debate, the group has been hard at work with two meetings this month, and ramped up engagement with DCMS. The working group will continue to track developments ahead of the Telecoms Security legislation expected later this year.

New Infrastructure working group sets sights on speeding up rollout

The Broadband Subgroup has also established two working groups on both infrastructure and consumer issues to drive policy work in these areas. The Infrastructure group had their first meeting this month to discuss a submission to the Digital Minister Matt Warman on how Government can best accelerate broadband rollout. They also touched on new Access to Infrastructure Regulations and the Migration Advisory Committee’s Shortage Occupation List.

ISPA Awards Finalists

Congratulations to all finalists of the 22nd ISPA Awards! You can find the full shortlist in the press release here.

The winners will be announced on 18th November, we are looking for alternative options to host the event safely and would appreciate your feedback, please fill in this short survey and let us know your thoughts.

The finalists can purchase the official award logos for £500+VAT, for more information please contact

The awards would not be made possible without the support of the 2020 ISPA Awards sponsors, MagratheaNetgem TV, Salumanus and SonicWall.

ISPA Partners for 2020

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ISPA is very pleased to welcome Openreach back to our annual partnership programme! Please find below a short description of their mission, ambitions and latest network developments.Openreach Limited is the UK’s digital network business.

Our mission is to build the best possible network, with the highest quality service, making sure that everyone in the UK can be connected.
We work on behalf of more than 620 communications providers like Sky, TalkTalk, Vodafone, BT and Zen, and our fibre broadband network is the biggest in the UK, passing more than 27.5m UK premises.

Over the last decade we’ve invested more than £14 billion into our network. Today we’re building an even faster, more reliable and future-proof broadband network which will be the UK’s digital platform for decades to come. We’re making progress towards to our FTTP target to reach 20m premises by mid-to-late 2020s. We’ve also hired over 3,000 trainee engineers this past financial year to help us build that network and deliver better service across the country.For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.



Origin TV promises customers entertainment upgraded with thousands of movies and TV shows, 120+ channels, all the big names in catch up TV and exclusive sports from around the world.

The service will be available from just £12.99 a month (when purchased with any Origin broadband contract).

Origin broadband and Netgem have joined forces to offer Origin TV, a new multiscreen service. The new product is designed to complement Origin Broadband’s ‘customer first’ model – offering a superb entertainment experience at a great price and as a genuine alternative to the traditional expensive broadband TV offerings.

Origin TV combines a wealth of free live and On-demand content from public broadcasters, YouTube and YouTube Kids, genre based “go to” channels, along with premium sport content through Premier Sports, with access to Spanish and Italian top football matches exclusively from LaLiga and the Serie A.

No less than 150 games will broadcast live in HD and be included in the bundle price in the coming weeks as LaLiga, Serie A and the UK Premier League resume. Additionally, Origin customers can also use their Amazon Prime accounts to watch unlimited series and movies, sign up to Britbox, or even watch the latest cinema releases on Rakuten TV - all through one unique discovery and search experience, powered by Netgem TV.

Origin is an award winning network operator who has grown rapidly since launching in 2011. Origin plans for further product and customer growth throughout 2021 with Origin TV being a key part of the growth strategy, offering customers more choice, better value and an upgraded service.

Netgem TV, whose service was named ‘Most Advanced TV service’ at the 2019 Video Tech Awards, and who offers ‘the best 2020 Freeview Play set-top box in the UK’ as awarded by Expert Review, was selected as the perfect partner to deliver Origin’s ambitious plans.

“Origin has enjoyed double-digit growth in a highly competitive marketplace, and the low-cost yet high-quality and flexible television service provided by Netgem was the perfect tool to continue to drive that growth forwards,” comments Oliver Bryssau, CEO, Origin Broadband. “Netgem allows us to provide a genuine value broadband and video package alternative to the £50/m and upwards routinely charged by our competitors, and has allowed us to do so quickly and with very little capital exposure.”

The Netgem TV service is designed for maximum consumer convenience, acting as a ‘one stop shop’ for all their video content needs, whether that is free-to-air television, YouTube, or any one of the app-based premium services that can be accessed on a convenient and flexible month-to-month basis. As such it is a perfect fit for the agile altnets that are flourishing in the UK and Ireland and transforming the landscape of ultra-fast broadband provision.

“There was no better partner than Origin Broadband to introduce the next evolution of our TV service in the UK, offering greater choice at better value to the consumer and a fast launching solution to ISPs looking to add video to their services and expand their reach,” says Sylvain Thevenot, Chief Commercial and Customer Officer, Netgem TV. “The altnets are seeing great success in the currently challenging economy and we believe that adding flexible, high quality and value-conscious video services to their offering, as Origin Broadband has just done, will help continue to drive their growth forward and increase customer loyalty.”


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When talking about wavelength division multiplexing you should also remember that it refers to connections between large data centres. Taking a closer look at the connections, you can notice that the majority of them use the same paths, and what’s more, they rely on point-to-point architecture. So, with that in mind, should you use the same technology as in telecommunication connections when building such systems? And will the increasing demand for broadband between data centres force you to rely on coherent solutions?

At Salumanus we believe that leading networks are economical networks thanks to which our partners can run their businesses effectively and receive high return of investment. We focus on finding the best possible solutions to meet the requirements of the fast-changing telecommunications world. We help to build leading telecommunication networks.Should you be interested in more details please do not hesitate to contact us.

Email Kris Fuja, Regional Sales Manager, to arrange for a video call!
Phone: +447515012241
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If you would like to join the ISPA 2020 annual partnership programme to regularly engage with our members and benefit from strong visibility, thought-leadership and enhanced networking at many ISPA events, please get in touch now, email or call 020 3397 3304.

View the updated partnership pack for 2020-21 here

ISPA in the Press

In June ISPA commented on the story  BT warns MP on broadband goal in Mail on Sunday and UK’s ISP body concerned over Johnson’s ‘difficult to achieve’ gigabit broadband pledge in Digital TV.  ISPReview published our ISPA Awards finalist list and also our comments on YouGov Survey Claims that Broadband Got Worse During Lockdown.

Events Partnerships

ISPA offers its members a variety of discounts for events that we partner with. Many events were rescheduled in the past month. Please find the new dates below.

Digital Transformation EXPO Manchester - 4th and 5th November
Smart Home Expo - 9th and 10th November
AI & ASI Expo London 2020: Plan Artificial Intelligence & Artificial Superintelligence Roadmaps for Economic Sectors’ Success  - 10th March 2021

For more information and discounts please visit our website. If you would like to advertise your events here and on our website, please contact