Save the date – ISPA event on Gigabit Britain - 15th & 16th June, 2pm

Delivering Gigabit Britain: Meeting the challenge ahead
From the Government’s vision to the strategic roll-out by the industry

ISPA is very pleased to invite you to our 2-day online conference - Delivering Gigabit Britain: Meeting the challenge ahead –  on 15th and 16th June (2pm-4pm) to explore:

  • The strategic Government vision to make the UK a world leader in connectivity1st Day event – 2pm-3.30pm
  • How the industry lives up to the challenge and delivers the future-generation networks2nd Day event – 2pm-3.30pm

Book your seat today here to hear valuable insights and benefit from a format that will be:

    • Engaging: The Hopin platform will feature Q&A sessions, polls and speed networking
    • Straightforward: Each conference will last less than 2 hours
    • Thought-provoking: From keynotes and panels to case studies and face to face discussions, you will learn a lot

Register for June events here

Time to submit your written entries

ISP and Hosted Service entrants are undergoing a period of technical testing that started on 1st April 2021 and will continue until 31st May 2021. The technical testing (facilitated by thinkbroadband) involves entrants’ customers performing a number of tests using the thinkbroadband testing tool (accessible on any browser and many devices). The best performing entrants will form a finalist shortlist.

All entrants must submit their written entry forms for all categories by 4th June. 

To check the categories and access all written entry forms, please visit

The winners will be announced in London on 4th November and tickets will go on sale in summer.

There are many sponsorship opportunities to partner with one of the categories and reap benefits throughout the whole year.  Please contact for more information.

Find more about the awards here


Full Fibre Infrastructure Partner

CityFibre opens its consumer doors to ISPs across the UK

With an open access network set to reach up to 8 million premises, CityFibre, the UK’s largest independent full fibre platform, has opened its doors to ISPs across the UK to build on their success with residential full fibre broadband. Head of Sales for Consumer ISPs, Emma Goodwin, discusses what opportunities await traditionally business-focused ISPs looking for new growth.

Responsible for attracting, enabling and supporting ISPs in taking CityFibre services to market, Goodwin believes there is a fantastic opportunity, especially for those partners that have, up to now, focused on serving businesses and are looking to broaden their horizons and enter a new market.

“We’re already moving fast but we want to move even faster” said Goodwin. ”Our build programme is progressing swiftly and that’s really exciting. Typically, we will reach almost every premise in each of the towns and cities we’re building in, so there is every reason for our ISP partners to offer and provide full fibre services to consumers.”

CityFibre’s network is set to reach a third of the country in the next few years and recently announced a staggering 216 further locations to 69 locations already announced. It says that now is the time for ISPs to act and seize the opportunity for growth. To find out more and read the full article click here.

Open Disaggregated Solutions Partner


From teaching golf in the Hamptons, to Pearl Jam, to Open Disaggregated Networking... this is not your average tech talk.

The Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP), is a collaborative community focused on redesigning hardware technology to efficiently support the growing demands on compute infrastructure. Their mission, to apply the benefits of open-source collaboration to hardware and increase innovation, breaks away from the idea of proprietary IT infrastructure and enables greater choice, customisation, and cost savings.

This month, Steve Helvie, VP of Channel Development at the OCP, interviewed Barry McGinley, Senior Technical Engineer at EPS Global, as part of the OCP's Solution Provider Spotlight series. Covering one man's journey into Open Networking via Dublin, New York and Glasgow, along with an astute commentary on the state of the industry, it is well worth a listen.

"Flexibility, choice, lower Capex and Opex, Linux... just a few of the benefits when moving to open networking. This week we speak with EPS Global who specialise in open networking and who are committed to helping their customers through the open networking journey. Barry is a wealth of knowledge and has a great way of explaining the challenges and opportunities facing enterprises when moving toward open networking as well as the impact of the recent market consolidation. One of the best experts in EMEA on open networking with a lot of insight". - Steve Helvie, OCP

You can check it out here.

Fibre Technologies Partner

FIBRAIN has launched new construction of aerial fibre optic cable with ESM micromodules!

Day and night Installers look for new solutions that facilitate installing fiber optic cables. Quicker installation means faster project implementation and savings.

To face these expectations, FIBRAIN is launching a new family with ESM micromodules that have a wide range of benefits, including:

> Toolless work with ESM
> No gel & facilitated installation
> Flexibility of ESM modules
> Smaller dimensions of micromodules

The construction is available in two options:
> 1.0mm ESM modules- 6 fibers in each module
> 1.3mm ESM modules- 12 fibers in each module

If you are interested in FIBRAIN micromodule cables, please feel free to contact Kevin Moulton (

TV & Smart WiFi Partner 

Netgem’s Mass Market Offering for Whole Home WiFi is here, and as announced at our last ISPA event it comes with an exclusive discount for ISPA members.

We’ve secured exclusive conditions for our first container of Netgem SuperStream WiFi Pods.

Don’t miss out, click here: Netgem TV - Why YOU need Netgem Super Stream WiFi…

Infrastructure Partner

Openreach logo

Helping your customers to help themselves to prepare for the upgrade to IP

By Matt Dexter – Head of Client Partnerships for Openreach

The migration of our old copper-based landline services to smart new digital ones is starting to gather a real head of steam but it seems many UK businesses remain oblivious to the changes happening around them – so what can the channel do to help them help themselves?

Just three years from now, Openreach will stop selling products that rely on the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). And over the next five years, we’ll upgrade some 15 million analogue lines – including the now ageing traditional landline telephone service – to digital All-Internet Protocol (All-IP).

But despite these relatively short timescales – a worrying number of businesses seem unprepared for the changes ahead. A recent survey by one of our wholesale customers, Zen Internet, revealed close to a quarter of UK businesses weren’t aware of plans to withdraw traditional copper line phone services (33% for SMEs),

In the meantime we’ve announced 220 exchange areas across the country – covering more than two million homes and businesses – where we intend to move away from our old copper based analogue phone (PSTN, WLR, etc) services and onto a new digital all-IP network, and there’s more in the pipeline.

This applies in areas that receive over 75% coverage via their Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network. But we’re also adapting our existing copper network to cope with IP based voice traffic – which helps to start the transition even before FTTP networks have become fully available - with a number of products including SoGEA (Single Order Generic Ethernet Access) and its Gfast equivalent SoGfast.

Since launching these products at the beginning of last year, our order volumes have accelerated rapidly and we’ve now hit more than 770 orders, and we’re making progress on migration with more than a million customers on IP – a large number of those on SOGEA. We believe it’s a sign that the channel players are gaining confidence in our products.

Continue reading.....

CX & Smart WiFi Partner

Join Plume webinar on 25th May 

Learn how you can reduce churn by up to 30% with a smarter approach to WiFi services: Don’t miss Plume’s webinar on May 25 at 2PM BST featuring an introduction to it’s services offering, live demo, Q&A, and discussion of the major operational benefits available.

Book your place here!


ISPA is happy to welcome a bunch of new members

The team behind Core Network Group has been designing, building and supporting networks for enterprise clients for many years. We know the difference a superfast, ultra-reliable internet connection can make and we think this should be something that is accessible for every business. We can deliver a dedicated 10Gbps, true fibre internet solution for a fraction of what you would expect.

Grayshot Gigabit are building a Full FTTP & FWA network in East Hampshire & Surrey Hills, to offer Gigabit coverage to homes and businesses. Visit us at to see the exciting plans for our rollout and network build.
HP Networks is Belfast based ISP offering services throughout the UK.

Lit Fibre is a full-fibre Gigabit ISP, connecting small towns and communities to an FTTP network that's built to last.

Shell Energy offers fast, reliable broadband to British homes across the country alongside 100% renewable electricity, gas and smart home technology.

Find membership benefits and form to join here


Our partners announcement was picked by Telecompaper and  Advanced Television.
We also scheduled a handful of media briefings with The Guardian, The Telegraph, iNews and The Sunday Times ahead of Queen's Speech this week.


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

White Label World Expo - 9th - 10th June 2021