We began back in 2004, from a founding group of 12 members to a thriving trade association representing 100+ companies in this extremely dynamic industry that has developed significantly from its infancy.
When we started, Voice over IP (VoIP) was a niche part of the telecommunications market. Now it’s mainstream, allowing our members to grow and develop new services as the way people communicate has changed. Our community has developed and grown hugely in this time, constantly adapting to the demands of their customers. Indeed in 2021 we decided to rename ourselves Comms Council UK, changing from ITSPA (the Internet Telephony Providers Association) to reflect the fact that internet telephony was no longer the only service our members provided.
The membership is now a mixture of network operators, service providers, resellers, suppliers and consultants involved in a sector that is diversifying rapidly from just voice services to other innovative IP applications.
The industry faces both huge opportunities and challenges in the coming years with the PSTN switch off and the shift to all-IP networks. Services will continue to adapt as the way of work changes and new communication tools emerge. Comms Council UK will be at the forefront of championing the industry. If you haven’t already done so, please join us on the journey.