ISPA continues its coordination role on Covid-19

We have continued to work closely with our members and Government to share information and inform policymaking over the course of the pandemic. This has included our weekly membership calls, along with continued workstreams on updating the consumer and NHS support schemes alongside DCMS, and feeding into Ofcom and Cabinet Office assessments of the long-term impact on the sector.

ISPA responds to Select Committee inquiries

ISPA has responded to two Parliamentary Select Committees over the last month, including the DCMS Committee inquiry into the 2025 gigabit-capable broadband target and the impact COVID-19 has had on this. In addition, ISPA submitted evidence to the Home Affairs Committee highlighting both the real world and online impacts the pandemic has had due to mis-information.

The Cyber Subgroup has also been busy, with a call held to discuss a Science and Technology Committee inquiry into the supply chain, and on the upcoming TSRs and security legislation. ISPA will be submitting written evidence to the Committee outlining its position on the impact of the regulations on the industry.

Webinar: Maintaining Security in the ‘New Business Normal’ with SonicWall - Register now

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24th June, 4pmISPA members are invited to an exclusive ISPA webinar with our cybersecurity partner SonicWall on Wednesday 24th June at 4pm.

As the world adapts to a new remote working environment, security is a key issue that must be addressed. This workshop will focus on supporting providers through  new solutions and service provisioning, offering the possibility to drive higher margins whilst adding value, increasing retention and simplifying control. Please find the agenda below, RSVP to and we will send you details on how to join the event online.


Introduction – Stephen Grey, Strategic Partners at SonicWall and Andrew Kernahan, ISPA.

Part 1 – Boundless cybersecurity, securing access in the ‘new business norm’

The current threat landscape is dramatically escalating risk for your customers, making the cost of conventional security prohibitive and shortage of trained personnel more acute.  Constrained budget and staffing resources can’t keep up, creating a growing ‘cybersecurity business gap’ that is unbridgeable with conventional security approaches and resources.

We will look in detail at how new innovative Service Access Secure Edge (SASE) and Secure Mobile Access (SMA) solutions can be provisioned, managed and controlled and the advantages of the available monthly OPEX subscriptions over more traditional annual CAPEX models.

Part 2 – ‘Office in a box’ – Telco grade network & cloud security, switching and Wi-Fi bundles

A carrier network must be agile, scalable, manageable, flexible, cost-effective and, most importantly, secure from today’s prolific threats. Enterprises rely on this infrastructure to deploy reliable voice, video and datacenter services.

In the second part of the workshop we will look at how you can simplify remote onboarding and ongoing maintenance with Zero-Touch Deployment, offer high-availability and low cost data access though SD-WAN, provide single-pane-of-glass visibility and control across gateways, cloud, switches and Wi-Fi services and offer flexible integrated solution bundles with innovative service management through Flexspend.

Case Studies – Etisalat & Telecom Italia

Panel Discussion / Question & Answers

RSVP to the webinar here


A campaign celebrating the telecoms key workers who have continued working during the lockdown to support the network and to keep businesses and families connected. These are the people who are #KeepingBritainConnected


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Working Safely Guidance

The government has launched a Business Support campaign to help businesses across the UK meet the unprecedented challenge the country is facing in dealing with coronavirus (Covid 19)The campaign aim is to help businesses with workplace safety guidance to get back up and running and workplaces operating as safely as possible

The GOV UK Coronavirus Business Support hub directs businesses to the support available, and in addition to financial support schemes, from 11th of May it also includes the new guidance that clarify the types of businesses that can operate and how they cando so safely during coronavirus.

ISPA Partners 2020

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As the global workforce shifts to work-from-home deployments, organizations are operationalizing a much larger group of remote users than ever imagined. A shift from traditional cybersecurity approaches is needed to protect organisations in this new normal. SonicWall’s Boundless Cybersecurity approach helps solve the cybersecurity business gap as workers prove to be less secure when working from home, leaving companies more exposed than ever. The platform delivers seamless protection that stops the most evasive cyberattacks across endless exposure points and increasingly remote, mobile and cloud-enabled workforces. Learn more about Boundless Cybersecurity in the ebook: The Strategic Imperative for Boundless Cybersecurity.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 Awards update

The shortlist for the 22nd annual ISPA Awards will be announced in a couple of weeks' time. We received a great number of entries this year and are looking forward to announce the winners on 18th November.

There are great benefits for those who sponsor the awards, for more information please click on the pack below or contact for more information. We are happy to tailor make each package to your company's needs.

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Click here to open the ISPA Awards sponsorship pack

ISPA in the Press

DCMS announced connectivity boost for vulnerable consumers and NHS staff which included a quote from Andrew Glover, ISPA Chair. The story was also covered in The Telegraph and ISPReview. Our #KeepingBritainConnected campaign was picked up by iNews and ISPReview.

Caliu and Subset Solutions joined ISPA

Caliu provides high-performance networking and communications services to a number of organizations primarily from our own fibre network. We are actively planning further investment in network expansion to bring gigabit full-fibre services to rural and underserved areas.

We are all about helping you build your enterprise grade solutions for a lost cost, with a multi-platform approach, we are able to deliver fully redundant but cost effective solutions for your business.

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.

AI & ASI Expo London 2020: Plan Artificial Intelligence & Artificial Superintelligence Roadmaps for Economic Sectors’ Success  - 23 September
Digital Transformation EXPO Manchester - 4 and 5 November
Smart Home Expo - 9 and 10 November

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