Last chance to register for the ISP Business Model Summit
19th September, 2pm-5pm

The inaugural Business Model Summit is taking place on 19th September in London.

This event will explore the opportunities as well as the challenges to the changing ISP market dynamics across both business and residential segments.

Join us and get an overview of the latest innovations and value-added services – PSTN switch off, full fibre, 5G, IoT, AI, Smart TV, Smart home, Cyber Security - that can help you drive more revenue and reduce costs.

The event is kindly sponsored by

Book your free tickets for the ISP Business Model Summit here

ISPA's Government work continues

The broadband subgroup met at the start of the summer to set the policy direction for ISPA’s work on a number of Government consultations. Ongoing work on the implementation of the EECC, new platforms for streetworks and around consumer advocacy have all progressed, and Secretariat will continue to reinforce these messages at upcoming meetings with DCMS.

We have also continued to engage with policymakers on issues related to online harms, age appropriate design, DNS-over-HTTPS and the new AVMSD proposals, this has included participation in roundtables and responses to relevant consultations.

Following the publication of the Telecoms Supply Chain Review and the launch of the inquiry into the UK’s 5G infrastructure and national security, ISPA has been refining its position on supply chain issues in consultation with members.

If you are a member of ISPA and would like to get involved in these subgroups, please contact


19th September, 1.45pm
DLA Piper, London

All ISPA members are invited to attend our annual general meeting on 19th September, just before the start of the Business Model Summit in London. ISPA members can cast a vote in the Council elections and approve two resolutions. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to  All are also invited to complimentary lunch which will be served from 1pm.

ISPA in the Press

This month we warned about Boris Johnson's universal broadband pledge which was covered by ITVPolitics HomeThe IndependentBBC NewsAOLThe Irish Newstelecom paperGovernment ComputingComputer WeeklyThe Parliamentary and TechRadar.

Fibre Assets joins ISPA

Fibre Assets is a company specialising in bringing high-quality fibre-optic broadband cable to the front door of homes and businesses. Building its own wholesale networks as well as design and operate for others.

ISPA Partnership Programme

ISPA Partners for 2019


Please discover below the latest insights from ISPA’s annual partners and feel free to reach out to us if you want an introduction.

Wightfibre launches Full-Fibre with

ISPA member WightFibre is rolling out their Full-Fibre network to help make the Isle of Wight the best connected island in the UK, with their network set to reach over 60,000 of the 70,000 homes on the island by the end of 2020.

Last month, to accompany the rollout, WightFibre launched with altnet favourite for internet TV services - - to create added buzz on their Full-Fibre proposition. They started with a joint marketing campaign focused on offering the best entertainment on the Isle of Wight's fastest internet, and with an emphasis on a host of new shows including The Grand Tour on Prime Video and Killing Eve on BBC.

The campaign has been an instant hit with Isle of Wight residents, with many now claiming to understand better the benefits of faster speeds in the context of instant streaming.

John Irvine, CEO of Wightfibre said ‘It’s been a very busy year and we are just getting our Full-Fibre rollout going at full speed. TV is a really important part of the offering in the UK market place where the end customer is now expecting to buy TV alongside their broadband, so being able to offer TV is extremely important. have a great value proposition, that brings next generation TV to our customers, that complements our Full-Fibre rollout.'

If you would like to find out more about the partnership, will be at the ISP Business Model Summit Thursday 19th September and you can get in touch with to set up a meeting.

To see the whole interview with John Irvine, watch the video here 

The Power of Optical Transceivers
Over the last few years Salumanus has delivered over 500 000 optical modules, including tunable SFP+/XFP, QSFP28, CFP, CFP2 and coherent optical transceivers. They have been used  both in small networks, data centres and in large DWDM systems. Salumanus offers technical advice and assistance at optimizing optical networks, building CWDM/DWDM systems of local, regional and international scope. We invest in research and development to provide solutions that meet the latest technological standards. Thanks to Salumanus, telecommunication companies and ISPs can benefit from significant cost reductions and use their optical resources more effectively.

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DrayTek is introducing 10G fully managed switches.
Scale the future bandwidth demands at an ultra-competitive price.

DrayTek UK announced the latest additions to their product portfolio, the VigorSwitch P2280x and the VigorSwitch G2280x. These high performance, fully managed 10G network switches come with four 10Gb SFP+ ports, powerful monitoring features and a wide range of security protocols at an ultra-competitive price.

With IoT data production and consumption doubling every 18 months, effective switching is essential to handle the exponential growth of network traffic. DrayTek’s fully managed 10G switches are built with demand and infrastructure in mind and designed to meet current and future bandwidth needs.

The VigorSwitch P2280x and the VigorSwitch G2280x switches are capable of multiplicity in connecting separate networks with advanced Layer 2+ routing features, supporting Layer 3 features such as Static Routes and VLAN Routing, with superior security features that can be expected of a business-class DrayTek network switch; with 802.1X port authentication, DHCP Snooping, IP Source Guard and Access Control Lists. The VigorSwitch P2280x model also features PoE+ with an ample 400W power budget through each of the LAN ports, capable of powering PoE devices such as IP Phones, IP Cameras and Access Points.

Both the P2280x and the G2280x offer enormous power and flexibility in network structure and allowing for high bandwidth links to Network Attached Storage, Servers and other switches to avoid bottlenecking through network traffic.

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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 several ISPA events, please get in touch now with Audrey: 

Events Partnerships

Plan ahead for the wide range of events with which ISPA partners. Returning to the NEC Birmingham this September 11th and 12th, Future Resource is the UK & Europe’s leading sustainability exhibition. Get your free tickets here.
ISG Automation Summit London is also taking place on 11th and 12th September and ISPA members get 20% discount.
We also offer a discount to ISPA members for AIMed Europe 2019, for everyone who is interested in AI in the health sector.

InfoSec UK Dialogue is taking place between 17th and 18th September in Beaconsfield. Data & Analytics UK Dialogue offers practical insights for data and analytics leaders and takes place on 24th September in London.

We also partner with IT Digital Leaders & Tech Infrastructure UK DialogueWi-Fi Now International 2019 Conference and Connected Car Summit. All partner events and exclusive discount codes for ISPA members, please visit our website.