ISPA Awards Internet Hero and Villain Finalists Named -
One Week Left to Book Tickets

Lords Mandelson and Clement Jones, Tom Watson MP and the campaigning group 38 Degrees were all nominated for the 2010 Internet Hero and Internet Villain awards categories this month for their different roles surrounding the passing of the Digital Economy Bill.

The highly-prized Internet Hero award is bestowed upon an organisation or individual who has made a significant contribution to the Internet industry in the past year, whilst the dreaded Internet Villain recognises those that ISPA feels have had a negative impact upon the sector.

There is just one week left to book tickets to see the awards presented and to mingle with top industry figures. The night will feature a three-course meal, entertainment from top comedian Bob Mills, the awards presentation itself, and a live band to close.

PlusNet, Magrathea, Eclipse Internet, F-Secure and are all sponsors of the 2010 ISPA Awards.

For a full list of Internet Hero and Internet Villain awards finalists and for information on buying tickets go to the website.

Two New ISPA Members in June 

Wholesale Broadband provider UK Broadband Ltd and business ISP Gconnect have both joined ISPA this month.

UK Broadband provides equipment and wireless services - and Gconnect provides leading hosted business solutions -

Nicholas Lansman, ISPA Secretary General, said, “I would like to welcome ISPA's newest members at an interesting time for the sector and we look forward to welcoming you to one of ISPA's events.

SIP Trunking from Magrathea - Sponsors of the Internet Telephony ISPA Awards Category 

SIP Trunking is the latest product to storm the enterprise IP market. Whilst IP PBX systems have been installed in companies for many years, only recently has the internet service provided via 21CN broadband and leased circuits been suitably stable for voice applications. A SIP Trunk supplies the same link to the PSTN that was traditionally supplied via ISDN circuits and at the same time provides significant cost savings.

Alongside cost savings, the great selling point of SIP Trunks are their flexibility. No longer does your customer need to be tied to their local phone company to provide numbers, with a SIP trunk it is easy to provide numbers from all over the UK and even international numbers direct to your customer's PBX. They also allow extra 'lines' and features to be provisioned, instantly giving great service to your customer and extra revenue to you.

Magrathea provides a SIP Trunk solution that allows you to provide a business grade VoIP telephony service to your business and home office users without the potentially large start up costs associated with becoming a telephony network operator yourself.

All you need to do is choose the package and the tariff, and supply your client with a telephone device. Our service is designed to work with all the leading IP PBX manufacturers. We will give you the account details to enable you to set up this device to send calls to our network and this is all controlled by our easy to use real-time management API.

For further information on SIP Trunking or for information about our products please see our website on or call us on 0845 004 0040.

F-Secure is sponsoring the Best Consumer Fixed Broadband at the ISPAs

Internet Security Experts F-Secure is a market leader in providing security and online backup to the ISP space with over 200 partners worldwide. F-Secure is the preferred security partner for 1 in every 3 operators; working closely with companies such as TalkTalk, Vodafone, Virgin, Orange and many more to keep their broadband customers fully protected all of the time. Its response rates to the latest online threats are among the fastest in the market and F-Secure has won numerous awards for its security standards and practices from third party and independent testing over the past 20 years.

For more information on F-Secure and the services it provides please visit the website or come and talk to them at this year’s ISPA’s where they are sponsoring the Best Consumer Fixed Broadband award -

Discount for ISPA members at Forthcoming Events 
ISPA has secured discount for members at the following events

ISPA members are entitled to a 10 per cent discount to, ‘Guardian Activate Summit 2010, on the 1st July at King’s Place, London. There is also members discount to the, Cloud Computing World Forum and Green Enterprise World Forum in July.

To register or for more information about these events go to the calendar.

ISPA In the News 

ISPA was quoted in the news this month on issues including libel, broadband and security.