Last chance to register for the ISP Business Summit
Capacity is limited at this year's ISP Business Summit, with tickets selling out fast and many senior representatives already attending. Don't miss out on the your chance to join us by registering today. Event info below:
As we reach 50% deployment of FTTP and industry doubles down on take-up and revenues, this full day ISPA conference seeks to explore through a series of panel discussions and keynote speakers, how the broadband sector is set to fair over the next 12 months and beyond. Key areas of interest include:
The state of the broadband nation
The products and services essential to enhancing a network
Education and awareness of gigabit capable broadband
Looking beyond premises passed and ways to encourage take-up
Field services and supply chain shortages
The expected mergers, acquisitions and investment in 2023
Join ISPA and leading industry representatives for a day of engaging discussions and healthy debate on Thursday 8th June 2023, 9am-6pm at the DLA Piper offices, London. This will be accompanied by ample networking opportunities with your peers from across industry over refreshments served throughout the day.
DPDI Bill Update
The Data Protection and Digital Information Bill No2 concluded its Committee stage in the House of Commons this week, with it now due to be sent to the report stage at an unspecified date in the near future.
In early May, ISPA UK submitted written evidence to the Public Bills Committee’s scrutiny of the legislation. We focused our submission on the clauses surrounding installing critical security updates, smart data, and the duty to report.
In a win for the sector, Government has climbed down on Clause 79(2)(a)(2c) - Storing information in the terminal equipment. Following concerns raised by ISPA, and our members, the Government has now amended the Bill text to clarify that users will not be permitted to “opt out” of security updates nor will they have the right to disable an update before it takes effect.
With regard to next steps, the Bill will now be sent to report stage before receiving third reading. After which, it will be sent to the Lords for additional scrutiny. As such, there will be further opportunity for ISPA and its members to submit evidence.
ISPA Policy Meeting
This month we brought together policy teams from several of our member organisations to outline the key policy priorities for ISPA as we head towards the next general election. Some of the key takeaways included:
- ISPA are to work with members on an affordability messaging strategy to highlight the measures implemented across industry to help mitigate the cost of living crisis
- Members from across the policy working group agreed to co-signing a letter addressing the current issues with Flexipermits and outlining the measures that could make them more efficiently implemented
- ISPA to introduce a programme of engagement with Labour party representatives in to ensure broadband and FTTP remains a key priority for government beyond the next election
Fraud Strategy Published
The Home Office published its long-awaited Fraud Strategy, setting out the Government’s plans to cut overall fraud by 10% by December 2024. The strategy appears to be a climb down from previously teased measures, in which Ministers proposed to make the tech and telecoms sectors responsible for reimbursing victims of fraudulent content, and removing the “safe harbour” principle in which platforms are not liable for content on their sites until they are aware of it.
In line with previous work to combat fraud, the strategy focuses strongly on voice and calls, and the Home Office has launched a consultation on proposals to ban the manufacture, import, sale, hire and possession of SIM farms. Other new measures include plans to block cold calling on all financial products and Ofcom’s introduction of new technology to prevent number spoofing.
Delivery of the strategy will be phased over a three-year programme of work to the end of 2025, led and governed by the Home Office. For further information on the Strategy, please contact the ISPA team.
Ofcom Connected Nations Spring update
This month, Ofcom published their Connected Nations Spring update, outlining the availability of full-fibre, gigabit-capable and superfast broadband across the UK as of January 2023. The report found that 48% of households can now access full-fibre broadband, an increase of around 5.5 million homes since last year. Ofcom added that it expects for its next update to illustrate that the 50% full fibre landmark has already been passed, with its latest analysis indicating that this milestone was hit in March.
The report also found that the availability of broadband capable of delivering gigabit speeds for consumers continues to "improve at a rapid pace", with nearly 21.9 million UK homes (73%) now able to access faster services, up from 20.8 million reported in December. Ofcom stated that this has been driven by the continued rollout of full-fibre broadband by many network operators, both well established and new market entrants.
The Essence of Networking in Nomadic Lifestyle
In an era of remote working and digital mobility, reliable internet access has become essential for “Nomadic Lifestyle”. Connectivity has been an integral part of embracing freedom for people on the go as they thrive on ability to work and explore the world simultaneously. A reliable connection allows them to stay connected with clients, colleagues and loved ones, which enables them to communicate, access online resources and ultimately enhance productivity and work – life balance.
We understand these challenges and provide tailored solutions. Our advanced mobile networking products and secure VPN services ensure reliable connections, regardless of the destination. Our aim is to break the barriers and provide people with a consistent and secure online experience.
We are committed to embrace cutting-edge technologies to support all outdoor enthusiasts with variety of our Travel Mobile Wi-Fi . Stay connected with TP-Link, shaping the future of connectivity. Want to learn more? Get in touch with the ISP team at;
TP-Link UK & Ireland
Mobile: +44 7802 466 121
Adtran launches new energy-efficient next-gen ONTs
Adtran has launched its SDX 630 Series, a new generation of 10G symmetric XGS-PON optical network terminals (ONTs) designed to address the demands of residential and business customers in the multigigabit era. With speeds up to 10Gbit/s, the SDX 630 Series meets all connectivity needs, from streaming high-quality videos on multiple devices to running data-intensive cloud applications. The low-power devices are easy to deploy and feature zero-touch service provisioning capabilities. Coupled with Adtran service delivery gateways (SDGs), they meet the demand of current and future Wi-Fi standards and enable seamless integration with Adtran’s intelligent Mosaic One management system for enhanced control and monitoring.
ISPA Awards 2023 - Early bird tickets now on sale!
We are delighted to launch the sale of tickets for our landmark 25th ISPA Awards Ceremony - hosted at the exclusive, soon-to-be opened OWO Raffles Hotel in London on Thursday 9th November.
Since 1999, The ISPAs have showcased the success of the UK internet industry in its pursuit of greater connectivity for citizens across the nation, and are now the most coveted awards in our sector.
This year, we are celebrating a spectacular 25 years in style! For this very special occasion, we are excited to announce that the event will take place in the historic Old War Offices, which has undergone a £1.2bn renovation to become the most prestigious venue in London - The OWO Raffles Hotel.
Situated in the heart of London between Trafalgar Square and the Houses of Parliament and opposite Downing Street, with one of its palatial façades on Whitehall, the Grade II Edwardian building where Britain ran operations during both World Wars is now London's newest 5-star hotel.
Having played host to Lawrence of Arabia (Geographical Section) drawing maps, Ian Fleming (Naval Intelligence) dreaming up Bond, Lord Haldane, Asquith, Kitchener, Lloyd-George and Churchill - it's marble corridors and velvet-plaid furnishings now has the prestiguos honour of hosting the famed ISPA Awards.
The ceremony will take place on Thursday 9th November 2023, welcoming more than 400 guests from industry. With over 60 organisations from across the UK internet sector vying to win one (or more) of the 16 categories, the evening is set to be an incredible showcase of what our industry has to offer.
The tickets for the black tie event will include a welcome Champaign reception, 3-course meal (the menu created by the hotel's Michelin Starred Chef), a well-know comedian (to be announced later this year), a DJ set to finish off the party and an array of other entertainment throughout the evening.
For a limited time only, we are happy to offer an 'early-bird prices' for those looking to secure their tickets early and save money for their company.
We look forward to welcoming you the awards in November!
Written entry deadline is 30th June!
The second instalment of our ISPA Marketplace webinar series shines a light on the products and services available to help ISPs thrive in an increasingly competitive UK market took place in May.
In this one hour showcase, we were joined by:
- EPS Global's Mark Downey, Head of Sales EMEA - EPS Global specialises in open disaggregated solutions that are based on open standard, bare-metal hardware with a choice of open software for Software-Defined Networking, virtualization, and cloud orchestration.
- Zinier's Doug McCullen, VP of EMEA sales - Zinier helps the companies building and maintaining the world’s infrastructure with software solutions to automate and optimize every aspect of their field service operations.
- Micah Gold-Uttin, Sales Director at RouteThis - a leading WiFi in-home connectivity platform provider that is transforming the way ISPs and smart home brands deploy, manage, and support the connected home.
ISPA Partner Events
ISPA offers its members a variety of discounts for events that we partner with:
TNW Conference - 15th and 16th June in Amsterdam. ISPA UK is happy to offer its members free tickets to this conference, if you are interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org TNW Conference is a 2-day technology event in the greater Amsterdam area, where industry leaders and tech enthusiasts alike come together, to explore how tech will help us reclaim the future.
Connected Britain - 20th and 21st September, EXCEL London
Working From Home Live is back for 2023, returning to the ExCeL in London on the 22nd & 23rd of November!
IoT Tech Expo - 30th November - 1st December, Olympia, London
Partners of ISPA