ISPA Policy Update

May policy update

Despite concluding a season of consultation responses in March, with local elections taking place tomorrow and a General Election on the horizon, the policy team has had a dynamic month of engaging with a range of sectoral issues.

ISPA attended a roundtable hosted by DSIT Minister for Data and Digital Infrastructure, Julia Lopez, to discuss the broadband sector’s response to recent complaints — in and out of Westminster — regarding telecoms pole siting. Further industry work will be taken forward by industry trade associations.

  • ISPA is still welcoming data from members — such as complaints figures, cost of poles compared to underground infrastructure, etc.

In addition, the team has been engaging with Defra officials and members on potentially responding to the fourth round of the Adaptation Reporting Power, in which infrastructure organisations and sector groups are invited to report on how they manage resilience in the face of a changing climate. These conversations are ongoing, so please reach out if you have any questions!

Our policy working group met this month and discuss these and other issues. We expect these issues to continue throughout the spring and into the summer, so keep an eye out for updates — in addition to other live areas such as parental controls, smart data open communications, and resilience.

As always, if you have any questions or would like to get more involved with policy issues, please don’t hesitate to reach out and contact us at

ISPA Events

ISP Business Summit 2024

As industry hits its inflection point with over 60% deployment of FTTP  nationwide and industry focus transitioning to take-up, revenues and consolidation 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.
Join ISPA and 200 leading industry representatives for a day of engaging discussions and healthy debate on Tuesday 2nd July 2024 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.
Get your tickets here.
N.B. Please note as capacity is limited that ISPA Partners and Members will have priority booking. For non-Members or non-Partners a fee may apply.
If you have any questions about the event please reach out to

2024 ISPA Awards

Registration has closed for technically tested categories, time to work on your written entries

The registration for this year's ISPA Awards closed on 30th April for technically tested categories, the testing is starting now. All entrants can now download the written entry forms to finalise their submissions. Entry forms can be found on our website submit them to by 1st July.

For more information on the ISPA Awards, please visit or email

The shortlist will be announced at the end of July and winners at the awards ceremony at Raffles London at The OWO hotel on 21st November. This year we are offering an Early Bird tickets to members, finalists and partners that removes the service fee from your order, this will run until 1st August 2024. Last year's event sold out in record time so if you plan to attend, please book your tickets now here.


ISPA speaks at ConnectedNorth

The ISPA team was pleased to engage in some crucial discussions at #ConnectedNorth.

Head of Public Affairs, Andrew Kernahan, led the discussion on the ongoing regulatory environment as we head towards Ofcom's next market review, joined by Brian Potterill (Ofcom), Andy Wileman (Virgin Media O2), James Tickel (Openreach) and Alex Blowers (CityFibre). The conversation touched on several key issues including barriers and saw the panel convey their perspectives on what should or shouldn't be inlcluded in the review.Joining the key panel on consumer adoption and customer strategy, Krystian Heald shared his insights alongside Jessica Ellis (UKTIN), Eoin Heaney (Calix), Lee Spicer (ACOME), David Mitchell (Hull Fibre Ltd) and moderator Andrew Daly (Analysys Mason). What was clear, is that take-up of new fibre services is crucial to not only sustain the market but to also drive the UK digital legacy forward and should be seen as a priority.

ISPA Partners


"In the relentless march of technological progress, the evolution of connectivity services stands out as a uniquely dynamic journey. Wi-Fi has woven itself into the fabric of everyday life for businesses and individuals alike, making its advancements a pivotal focal point." - Christian Gabetta, Heights Telecom

Check out the latest report from Heights Telecom which explores the potential of Wi-Fi 7 and the impact it can have on connectivity.


Elevate Your Network with the FTTXcellence Range by Altnets!

 Join the ranks of leading ISPs across the UK in deploying Altnets trusted end-to-end FTTx infrastructure solutions. From the scenic coast of Cornwall to the remote Scottish isles, our certified products empower ISP’s to build high-quality, durable networks at pace.

Our focus extends beyond connectivity; we aim to empower communities with reliable, ultra-fast broadband access. When you choose our FTTXcellence range, you're not just investing in technology; you're investing in a better future for all.

We only partner with trusted manufacturers to ensure that every product meets strict quality standards, providing you with confidence and guaranteed performance.

Don't settle for anything less than FTTXcellence. Choose Altnets and future-proof your network today!


ISPA New Partner

Genexis brings the world to everyone’s home. They enable people to participate in the digital society and access essential services and applications. Fast and user-friendly digital connectivity improves people's quality of life and positively impacts their world. By creating innovative, more sustainable, and intuitive products, Genexis make it easy for homes to connect to the world.

For more information, visit ➡


ISPA Content

Due to LinkedIn security updates, ISPA has now had to move all our activity, updates and announcements from the ISPA LinkedIn team page to our ISPA UK company page.

Many of you already follow this page but we would ask everyone to please check and if you are not, please sign up to follow ISPA UK on LinkedIn.

This is an important step to ensure you never miss any of our updates, event invites and more...

ISPA members can join CCUK Women in Telecoms Group

ISPA has secured free membership of the Women in Telecoms working group ran by our sister organisation Comms Council UK. Female employees of ISPA members can join the group for free this year.

This group was created late in 2021 to meet a growing demand to give women working within our industry a regular opportunity to network, share career experiences, discuss hot topics and exchange ideas.

Register your interest in participating in this group and receive future group updates by emailing Their next online meeting is on 15th May.

ISPA Members

This month we were happy to welcome nexfibre and Landlord Broadband into our membership.

Nexfibre is a high quality, full-fibre wholesale network provider, operating across the UK. Our platform brings innovation and competition to transform the UK market, delivering lasting impact to the people, communities and businesses we serve.


The UK’s leading broadband & Wi-Fi specialists for landlords and property developers. Landlord Broadband specialises in delivering fast, hassle-free broadband & Wi-Fi solutions for landlords and property organisations so they can include reliable internet access in their service offering. This niche internet service provider offers a range of solutions for small properties through to large blocks and provides a guarantee for their installations.

ISPA in the Press

We published a new report on public attitude towards broadband poles, these following publications commented on it - Inside TowersISPReviewTotal TelecomTelecom Paper and thinkbroadband.

Partner Events

Tech & AI LIVE London 2024 - 21st May 2024 - Register here.

Intelligent Automation Conference Global - 5th and 6th February 2025 - Find out more and register here.

Unified Communications Conference Global -5th and 6th February 2025 - Find out more and register here.


Partners of ISPA

Become an ISPA Partner

ISPA Partnership offers organisations the opportunity to connect, develop relationships and grow their visibility with our 150+ ISP member community.

The packages run over a 12 month period and include 4 in-person events (including our prestigious ISPA Awards), online thought leadership, marketing opportunities and various other deliverables that ensures your organisation grows its connections in the UK ISP sector.

Find out what the opportunities are here.

To enquire about an ISPA partnership, please message our Head of Partnerships at