Policy Updates

PSTI Bill completes final stages in House of Commons  

A consideration of the Product Safety and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill took place in the House of Commons on 25th May. The debate highlighted that many of the details for Part 1 of the Bill will be set out in through secondary legislation. While Part 2, discussed the variety of amendments placed by Government, Conservative MPs and the Labour party. The Commons agreed on amendments to the Alternative Dispute Resolution process but rejected the amendments from the opposition for a different regime for upgrading properties owned by private landlords by giving operators with existing wayleaves the grandfathering rights to upgrade inside a property.

2022 Connected Nations Report

Ofcom published the Spring Update to the Connected Nations Report on mobile coverage and fixed broadband availability across the UK as of January 2022. The key findings highlighted within the report included the news that the number of homes now able to access gigabit capable broadband is up to over 19.3 million homes roughly 64% which is up from 13.7million (44%). Full fibre coverage has increased from 33% from 28% between September 2021 and January 2022 which means just under 9.6 million homes are now covered.




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ISP Business Model Summit on the 8th June

The Impact of the Changing UK Broadband Market - Rollout, Consolidation & Growth

With hundreds of different altnets attracting massive investment and racing to roll-out their own FTTP services in the UK, the broadband market is more vibrant than ever and hopefully on track to reach nationwide gigabit-capable coverage by 2030. Join the next ISP Business Model Summit on 8th June at the office of DLA Piper and listen to insightful discussions aimed at answering the key questions intrinsic to the exploding UK broadband market. The days agenda includes: 

  • Panel - What impact will consolidation have on the market?
  • Fireside Chat - Driving sustainable network innovation with open telecom technology
  • Panel - Deploying gigabit-capable broadband more rapidly to meet full coverage and a connected UK by 2030
  • Panel - Fibre Rollout - Do ISPs have the n3ecessary asset protections in place during the era of great gigabit expansion?

As well as much more on the day, and a multitude of market leaders in attendance.

Speakers participating on the day:

  • Gareth Williams, CEO, Gigaclear
  • Matt Agar, Director for Analysi, Evaluation & Strategy, BDUK, DCMS
  • Dana Tobak, Founder and MD, Hyperoptic
  • Mark Shurmer, MD for Regulatory Affairs, Openreach
  • Rob Hamlin, Chief Strategy Officer, CityFibre
  • Albert Farag, Managing Director, Linksys Europe
  • Fionn Wardrop, Business Development Manager, LSBUD 
  • Oliver Johnson, CEO, Point Topic
  • Shan Eisenberg, CCO, Netgem TV & WiFi
  • Tom Ronan, Director of Regional Product Management, Viavi Solution
  • Steve Leighton, CEO, Voneus & ISPA Council member – Event chair
  • Matthew Hare, Founder and Chief Executive, Zzoomm
  • Eric Joyce, Business Development Manager - EMEA, Adtran

Tickets are complimentary for ISPA members and include refreshments, lunch and networking drinks reception on the terrace.

Reserve Your Place Here

Find the full agenda here


ISPA Awards 2022

Written entries deadline getting closer and tickets for the awards ceremony now on sale

The testing is now underway for all technical categories. All who entered the awards this year must send their written submissions by the end of play on 3rd July. Please find the links to the written entries in the categories' links below.

The winners will be crowned on 24th November at a gala awards ceremony at The Landmark London hotel in front of more than 350 of the great and the good of the sector. Shortlist will be announced in September but you can already book your seats or secure a full table with a discount today here. The tickets, as always, include a networking drinks reception, a three course dinner with wine, live entertainment and most importantly, the awards ceremony!

Categories for the ISPA Awards 2022 

Please click on the category link to access the written entry form and submit it to awards@ispa.org.uk by 3rd July.

Best Business ISP
Best Consumer ISP for fewer than 100,000 customers
Best Consumer ISP for more than 100,000 customers
Best Customer Innovation
Best Cyber Security

Best Hosted Service
Best Infrastructure for fewer than 100,000 premises
Best Infrastructure for more than 100,000 premises
Best Rural ISP
Best VoIP

Thank you to the sponsors of the ISPA Awards 2022 

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Network and Connectivity Partner

In this video case study, Lightning Fibre and Adtran show how Eastbourne a town on the south coast of Britain has been transformed with the deployment of XGS-PON technology. The positive impacts on homes, businesses and communities have been tremendous as a result of full fibre connectivity rollout.

Watch the video here

Full Fibre Infrastructure Partner

CityFibre: The second largest FTTP network in the UK

Last month CityFibre picked up the FTTH Operator Award at the FTTH Europe Annual Conference 2022. This accolade is given, not only based on the size of the network and investment made but also on factors such as the economic, political and competitive environment for driving FTTH roll-out.

May also saw CityFibre confirmed as the second-largest full fibre network in the UK.  With over 1.4m premises now ready for service, CityFibre is well on its way to reaching its target of 8m premises by 2025.



DDoS Protection Partner

Defending ISP networks against DDoS threats

As investments in ISP networks continue to grow, it is vital to proactively protect and defend the physical, optical, and logical networking asset value chain that delivers the services consumed by providers’ customers. In the logical IP networking domain, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) is a critical risk factor to service level assurance and asset value protection. Corero will share its experience delivering solutions to defend ISP networks against DDoS threats.

Meet Corero at the ISP Business Model Summit

Open Disaggregated Solutions Partner

5G Crosshaul - Meeting Network Demands with Open Networking

5G crosshaul is radically different from the common 4G mobile backhaul. New requirements include lower latency, higher data rates, hard isolation of network slices, and dynamic connectivity for on-demand services encompassing multiple physical and virtual components at the RAN. The present infrastructure is not fit for purpose and Edgecore Networks is leading the way in this network transformation.

Our Senior Systems Engineer, Barry McGinley, sat down with Edgecore's VP of Product Management, Nanda Ravindran, to discuss why service providers should consider 5G backhaul/x-haul network deployments, and what role is there for open networking.

Listen to the podcast here

Damage Prevention Partner 

  • If you are experienced in the prevention of utility strikes
  • If you are aiming to learn from industry experts or
  • If you have a solution that could move industry forward….

……then the LSBUD National Damage Prevention SHOULD BE IN YOUR DIARY!

To get signed up to the only industry event of its kind please visit our event link to get booked on at a special discounted rate for members. We look forward to seeing there!

Register Here

CPE Partners

Linksys and Axiros collaborate to provide whole home coverage and deep insight into WiFi network
Axiros a leading provider of TR-069 remote device management solutions have jointly announced the successful deployment of Axiros’ AXWIFI Quality of Experience (QoE) tools with their mutual customer, full-fibre broadband provider Airband, using the Linksys MX4200 WiFi 6 mesh hardware.

The award-winning Linksys Wi-Fi 6 mesh nodes can now be deployed by Internet Service Providers together with the Axiros AXESS TR-069 management platform and AXWIFI network analysis tools.

Linksys, known for their WiFi and networking solutions, continue reading here.....

What comes after Wi-Fi 6 & 6E? Obviously Wi-Fi 7!


The first version of Wi-Fi was released in 1997 and from then we’ve moved from Wi-Fi 4 to where we are now with the Wi-Fi 6/6E standard with a speed over 11 Gbps which is proving to be popular in the gaming community.

Wi-Fi 7 is in the early stages of being launched into the ecosystem and will be an upgrade in almost every aspect, making WLAN throughput almost 5× faster than Wi-Fi 6. To create a more connected world, the protocol defines modifications to both the physical layer (PHY) and MAC layer.

Moreover Wi-Fi 7 innovatively puts forward the 320Mhz bandwidth mode in the 6GHz band and it has double the throughput compared with the 160 MHz of Wi-Fi 6. It also enhances the modulation order from 1024- QAM to 4096 -QAM where each modulation can carry 12 bits of data. In short Wi-Fi 7 can offer way more flexibility, more speed & capacity. To get more information, contact TP-LINK ISP team.



TV & Smart WiFi Partner 

Inspire Telecom partner up with Netgem TV to bring full fibre and TV bundles to its customers

Inspire has teamed up with Netgem TV to enhance its customers’ broadband experience. Inspire customers can now access over 200 live channels including Freeview, 50+ in HD, 60,000 hours of high quality on demand box sets and movies across more than 40 free and premium apps such as TikTok, Youtube, Prime Video, BT Sport, Rakuten TV, BritBox, Hayu and more all on one slick award-winning 4K TV Box and via a Mobile App.

Find out more: https://www.netgem.co.uk/inspire-telecom-partner-up-with-netgem-tv-to-bring-full-fibre-and-tv-bundles-to-its-customers/
Or contact Netgem at shan.eisenberg@netgem.com


Infrastructure Partner

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Openreach’s Digital Services test lab

Our test lab is open for business so that special services providers and vendors can test their equipment in a multi-CP All IP environment. We currently have six Communications Providers with active circuits in the lab offering GEA-FTTP, SOGEA, and SOGfast services. We’ve already had many organisations test from numerous industries: Emergency lift lines, Alarms, Telecare, Water, and Finance (point of sale machines).

Our diary for 2022 is starting to fill up, and would encourage all special services providers who’ve not tested their equipment to get in touch to make a booking at: www.openreach.com/upgrading-the-UK-to-digital-phone-lines/industry/digital-services-test-lab

Special service devices connected to an All IP network

Testing at the Digital Services lab by third parties has confirmed that devices using Voice Band Data e.g. DTMF for end to end signalling that connects to an Analogue Telephony Adapter (ATA) on a CP router do not function consistently on all CPs’ products. In contrast, similar testing on IP enabled devices connected to CPs’ routers has proven 100 per cent successful. Special service devices by their nature need to operate when they’re required, often in an emergency situation and accordingly, it is very important that All IP enabled equipment’s are developed, tested and proven to operate on the digital network.



CX & Smart WiFi Partner

Plume, Sagemcom support Deutsche Glasfaser router launch

German fibre service provider Deutsche Glasfaser is collaborating with personalised smart services specialist Plume to introduce what is claimed to be the country’s first fully cloud-optimised WiFi 6E fibre router.

Find out more here

Test & Measurement Partner

ISPA Partner, VIAVI Solutions, is proud to announce that Italian wholesale provider Open Fiber has chosen the VIAVI ONMSi centralised fiber test solution to support its goal of delivering 100% coverage of gigabit speeds for the whole of Italy. “Our partnership enables Open Fiber to automate and accelerate their FTTH build without sacrificing quality while ensuring error-free first-time customer activation,” said Manuel Mato, Vice President, EMEA at VIAVI Solutions.

In the UK FTTH market, solutions like VIAVI ONMSi are being used by service providers to deploy at speed and with quality, as ONMSi enables both from day 1.

Read More Here


Giant Communications joined ISPA in May

We provide high performance communication services for your home or your company. Choosing to only supply high-quality telecommunication solutions as standard, Giant communications strives to set a high bar for quality standards.

Find membership benefits and form to join here


ISPA offers its members a variety of discounts for events that we partner with.

ISPA is partnering with Connected Britain which will take place on 27th and 28th September at the Business Design Centre in London. More information is coming soon.

We are also a media partner of TechEx Global Conference & Exhibition on 1st and 2nd December at Olympia in London. ISPA members can claim 20% discount, using the code ISPA20

If you would like to advertise your events on our website, please contact Michaela@ispa.org.uk