ISPA refreshes website
We are pleased to unveil our new-look, refreshed website this month.
As part of our 25th anniversary plans, the ISPA site has been updated and enhanced with a fresh look and additional member-only content and resources. The new layout is designed to help consumers and members to access information and showcase our work, and that of our members and partners
Covid 19: ISPA members keeping Britain connected
ISPA has continued to work closely with its members in response to Covid-19.
Weekly member calls have provided an opportunity to update on key developments, share experiences and best practice, identify issues and collate feedback to policymakers. Some of the key areas we have been working with members on include network performance, impact on rollout, supporting customers, how Government can help our sector and protecting members’ staff who are keeping Britain connected. Our Covid-19 hub continues to act as a central resource for members.
It is clear from our regular discussions with members that ISPs are working to hard to ensure customers remain connected at this crucial time. From managing demands in the network to fixing issues as they arise, the industry is on the frontline of enabling customers to stay connected with friends and family and continue working from home at this important time.
To highlight members’ commitment to keeping Britain connected, we have spoken to a range of companies and individuals and are pleased to be able to share their stories. The stories featured include engineers on the ground, customer service advisers helping customers through this period and technical support teams helping keep networks perform well.
You can read more about how ISPA members are helping keep Britain connected here
ISPA regulatory and policy work
With much of the policy focus shifted to Covid-19 related issues, ongoing regulatory and policy work has been delayed. Ofcom published an updated Annual Plan of Work which details the shifted deadlines for the many consultations and statements expected over the next financial year. With the implementation of the EECC due by the end of December, a statement is expected from Government over the summer, with the switching processes unlikely to be finalised until the new year.
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Salumanus’ successful project delivered remotely during the pandemic of COVID-19
Difficult times require creative solutions and engagement from both sides - from the solution provider and the client.
Is it possible to run a wavelength division multiplexing system remotely?
It was checked out by one of our clients who completed the purchasing process last March and chose Salumanus’s offer for the implementation of encrypted transmission between two data centres. It could have been quite an ordinary deployment, if it hadn’t been for the fact that the system had to be delivered and installed in 4 weeks and during the epidemic period when there are a number of restrictions.
What were the bank’s requirements about the system?
The system is to work on two independent optical paths with several transmissions of 10GbE, 40GbE as well as 16G Fibre Channel on each path. In addition, all transmissions had to be encrypted with respect to the sensitivity of the transmitted data and simultaneously, the delay generated by the devices had to be reduced to minimum.
How to go, when you’re not allowed to go?
It turned out that the deadlines could not be moved and the system had to be deployed in March. Due to the fact that non-standard situations require non-standard solutions, together with the client we agreed to do remote installation, however unbelievable it sounds. At the beginning, we provided remote training with the focus on operation, configuration and monitoring of our devices’ parameters. Then, pre-configuration, detailed instruction... and with a little remote help, our client deployed the system himself!
At Salumanus, we work intermittently supporting our partners and helping them build leading telecommunication networks.
Should you be interested in more details please do not hesitate to contact us.
Salumanus office in the UK: Imperial Court 2 Exchange Quay M53EB Manchester
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 email@example.com or call 020 3397 3304.
View the updated partnership pack for 2020-21 here
ISPA Awards update
We received a great number of entries for this year's ISPA Awards so a big thank you to all who participated. As the awards ceremony has been moved to 18th November, the shortlist will be announced in June.
There are great benefits for those who sponsor the awards (one of them is a table at the awards ceremony in prime position), for more information please click on the pack below or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. We are happy to tailor make each package to your company's needs.
You can book your tickets for the ISPA Awards ceremony here
Sponsors of the ISPAs 2020
Zoom Internet joins ISPA
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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
If you would like to advertise your events here and on our website, please contact Michaela@ispa.org.uk