Lively debate on fibre take up and affordability at ISPA Conference


ISPA conference brought our event schedule to the North...Where over 65 senior leaders from across industry, government, local authorities and charity foundations came together to discuss some of the most crucial conversations around connectivity in the UK.Of particular note was the conversation around driving take-up of gigabit networks through public awareness messaging and a rather dynamic discussion on affordability, which helped establish what effective support for those needing help to get digitally connected looks like.

We also got to hear some insights from the UKs rural connectivity champion, Simon Fell MP.

A huge thanks to all attendees for joining us, TalkTalk for hosting and our line-up of speakers who provided a lively and engaging discussion: Steven Leighton, Simon Fell, Lucy Thomas, Alex Blowers, Giorgio Iovino, Andrew Kernahan, Katie Crellin (Rawlinson), James Barford, Phil Swan, Helen Burrows and Cristina Luna-Esteban!


Sell out ISPA Awards is a week away

Winners of this year's ISPA awards will be announced on the 9th of November at the historic Old War Offices on Whitehall - now the Raffles London at the OWO hotel. The event this year is sold out and those who managed to secure their tickets can expect an amazing night full of surprises with the entertainment from Paul Sinha and DJ Sarah! We can't wait to welcome everyone to this spectacular venue.

Sign up for the next ISPA Marketplace

Join us for the next instalment of our ISPA Marketplace webinar series, which shines a light on the products and services available to help ISPs thrive in an increasingly competitive UK market.

As we close out the year, this webinar will look ahead to explore some of the technologies that could help your organisations achieve greater success in 2024's transforming market.

In this edition, we are joined by senior speakers from ISPA Partner's Adtran, Altnets UK and TP-Link.

The webinar will be hosted via Zoom on Wednesday 13th December, 12.00 - 13.00 - sign up here and a calendar invite will be shared following registration.

Register here.

ISPA Policy

Busy month for the ISPA policy team

Ofcom has launched a new consultation, which will examine what internet distribution will mean over the long term for TV platforms, and how broadband networks are evolving to meet and be resilient to this new demand.

The Department for Business and Trade (DBT) published a new call for evidence which aims to understand what works well and what could be improved in how regulators operate to deliver for the sectors they serve.

The Department for Science, Innovation and Technology has also launched two ‘Digital Connectivity’ consultations to improve broadband access. The first consists of a review of the policy underpinning the Broadband Universal Service Obligation (USO), which came into effect in March 2020, and is seeking views on what the minimum standard of the USO should be and whether the original policy objectives remain compatible with today’s changing digital market.

The second relates to improving broadband for Very Hard to Reach premises, those that are unlikely to receive a gigabit-capable connection via either a commercial or government funded intervention. This will establish the case for government support and intervention, why VHTR places require a different approach to Project Gigabit and how the policy interacts with the broadband USO.

ISPA will be responding to all of these consultations.

ISPA Partners

Adtran extends SDX family of OLTs to tackle low-density FTTH deployments

Adtran have announced the release of its SDX 6324 optical line terminal (OLT), specifically designed to deliver high- performance broadband services to low-density applications. The new fibre access platform features four Combo PON ports, providing a perfect balance of cost, size and functionality.

Compact and power-efficient, the solution addresses the key challenges of established, emerging and migrating WISP service providers addressing small-scale FTTH deployments. The introduction of the SDX 6324 expands Adtran’s SDX OLT product family to meet the needs of every deployment scenario, offering service providers complete flexibility.


Break free from vendor lock-in with OpenWiFi

OpenWiFi is an open sourced, community-developed, disaggregated Wi-Fi software system, that includes both a cloud controller SDK and an Enterprise-grade Access Point (AP) firmware, designed and validated to work seamlessly together.

OpenWiFi’s combination of deployment savings (CAPEX) and automation-driven operational savings (OPEX) brings significant reduction in Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) over current proprietary solutions.

Our OpenWiFi bundle consisting of Access Points from IO by HFCL; a PoE Switch; and an Enterprise Router powered by IP Infusion offers a powerful, flexible solution for businesses to build out their own WiFi infrastructure, tailored to their specific use case and requirements.

To learn more or to start your OpenWiFi journey, click here.


Linksys® introduces its first WiFi 7 Mesh System with Lightning-fast 10-minute Setup

Linksys has recently announced its first WiFi 7 Mesh System home connectivity, Linksys Velop® Pro 7. Purpose-built for the most efficient WiFi operating mode to date, the newest Linksys solution delivers incredible streaming, collaboration, and gaming experiences and can be setup in less than 10-minutes.

Powered by the latest Qualcomm® Networking Pro 620 Platform, Linksys Velop Pro 7 comes with wire-like stability and performance and is capable of Multi-Link Operation that deliver services like the link aggregation and link failover that are common in wired networks.

Linksys Velop Pro 7 will be available soon at select UK e-retailers.


LSBUD Members’ Assets Better Protected than Ever Before

Just recently the number of registered LSBUD Users hit a very significant milestone. 250,000 Users now have an active LSBUD account. The LSBUD team works very hard to attract new users, maintaining a sharp focus on attracting those Users who are most likely to damage assets. These include farmers, fencers, building contractors and the general public.

LSBUD’s Members (the asset owners) have never had their assets so well protected, with both User and search numbers (4 million searches will be made this year) at record levels.

Fibre owners who aren’t yet Members of LSBUD can take advantage of LSBUD’s preferential ISPA Partner offer by clicking here

ISPA Content

ISPA partner Adtran launches Intellifi® managed Wi-Fi solution

ISPA Members

We are very happy to welcome Vorboss to our membership. London's fastest broadband network. Dedicated to your business.



Partner Events

ISPA offers its members a variety of discounts for events that we partner with:
This year’s RICS UK Telecoms Conference is being held on 23rd November in London and will provide an expert view on how regulators, government, and telecoms professionals are building plans for advancing the market, improving connectivity, and supporting innovation. Attendees will be able to explore practical solutions through case studies and panel discussions and gain valuable insights into the future of the sector, its regulatory landscape, and emerging opportunities. Join the discussion.

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

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 ISPAs Head of Partnerships at