ISPA Conference tickets on sale

The ISPA Conference is taking place on November 27 in the City of London.

We can confirm that James Brokenshire MP, Minister for Crime & Security will be giving the keynote speech, and there will be four panels titled ‘Enabling Innovation’ ‘Broadband Post 2015 and beyond’, ‘The Future ISP’ and ‘Dumb pipes or moral entities’.

Please click here for a full agenda. The all day conference includes a networking lunch and drinks reception afterwards.

For the first time in the eight year history of the Conference, there will also be a dinner for delegates the night before at Hush Brasserie by St Paul’s Cathedral.

Tickets can be bought here.

There are speaking and sponsorship opportunities available, and the conference is a good way to meet senior decision makers from across the internet industry. More information is here.


ISPA confirmed for Next Gen 13

ISPA will be speaking at the Next Gen 13 Changing Agendas: shifting broadband futures’ conference at Wembley on 15 October. 

The agenda reflects changing times – adding to the original focus on building local broadband networks to include initiatives to enable the ‘outcomes of connectivity’.

ISPA Council Member James Blessing is speaking in a session on ‘Horizontal Integration’ and the freedoms (and fears) of users’ data being aggregated – Glorious Freedoms or Big Brother’s grip?
ISPA members qualify for a 20% discount - to register and for more information, please click here.


ISPA welcomes new Ofcom copyright research

ISPA attended a meeting with Ofcom in September to discuss the latest report into online copyright infringement. 

Ofcom’s research indicates there is not direct negative link between copyright infringement and music spend and brings some welcome hard evidence to a debate that is often based on assumptions and misrepresentation of facts.

ISPA members receive a weekly update on the latest issues, plus get to join various subgroups looking at different areas of policy.


ITSPA Awards

Partner organisation ITSPA (The Internet Telephony Services Providers’ Association) launched their 2014 Awards this month. ITSPA is the voice of the UK VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) industry and the awards celebrate the best of VoIP over the last year.

There are 8 categories up for grabs and the deadline to register for testing is Friday 1November 2013. Please click here for more information about the Awards.

The ceremony will take place on Wednesday 5 March, at Altitude, the 29th Floor bar of Millbank Tower in London.


ISPA/LONAP reception

ISPA held a joint reception for the internet industry on 24September at the Phoenix Artists Club in London.

It was a good way for ISPA members to learn about LONAP and vice versa. We hope to run similar events in the future.

You can see a list of upcoming events here, or follow us on twitter for more information.


ISPA Membership

There are several benefits to joining ISPA, such as free CISAS membership, a chance to shape internet policy in the UK as well regular events, conferences and regulatory and policy updates. Membership fees are pro-rata, so joining in October will give a substantial discount over listed fees.

To find out more, please click here, or contact us on or 020 3397 3304.


ISPA in the news

ISPA has featured in stories about traffic management, broadband and the on-going debate around filtering. 

We had pieces in The Register, ISP Review, V3, Recombu and ZDNet.

Our full coverage can be seen here.