Business Switching task Force: Porting survey – please complete!

ITSPA’s Business Switching Task Force – our new dedicated group which is focusing  our lobbying efforts on number portability – has produced a survey on number portability and its impact on the industry and our customers. The Task Force has agreed that, in order for Ofcom to take the problems with the fixed line number […]

ITSPA dismay at Ofcom inertia on fixed-line switching

ITSPA, the trade body for the next generation communications industry, expressed their serious disappointment with Ofcom’s ongoing position around resolving switching problems amongst fixed-line communication providers; particularly the concerns around number portability – the right of anyone who has been assigned a telephone number from the Numbering Plan to retain that number when they switch […]

Data Retention Guidance Launched

We are delighted to launch our Data Retention Guidance document. The Guidance was produced in collaboration with Preiskel & Co LLP, the boutique telecoms and tech law firm and associate member of ITSPA. In recent months, it had become apparent that due to recent legislative changes and legal challenges there was a degree of confusion […]

ITSPA disappointed by Ofcom’s Openreach scrutiny

ITSPA, the trade body for the next generation communications industry has expressed its disappointment with Ofcom’s acceptance of BT’s commitments to reform Openreach. The Chair of ITSPA, Eli Katz, stated that “Whilst ITSPA supported Ofcom’s original decision to pursue legal separation, as opposed to full structural separation, today’s news has caused major concern to our […]

ITSPA broadly welcomes Ofcom spectrum plans

ITSPA, the trade body for the next generation communications industry has broadly welcomed Ofcom’s decision to limit the amount of mobile spectrum that companies can win in the upcoming spectrum auction. Ofcom has determined that by 2020 there will be a 37% ceiling on all useable mobile spectrum that one operator can control. ITSPA Chair […]

ITSPA updates its Provisioning Guidance

ITSPA, the trade body for the next generation communications industry has updated its best practice guidance surrounding the remote provisioning of phones and other SIP devices. The ability for ITSPs to remotely provision devices greatly improves service delivery, customer experience and is essential to ensure overall security. However, provisioning servers provide a focal point for […]

2017 ITSPA Awards Winners Announced

The winners of the 9th annual ITSPA Awards, sponsored by Magrathea, have been announced today. The Awards, which celebrate innovation and best practice across the next generations industry, were held at the Tower of London. The awards were presented across nine categories, reflecting the range and scope of the VoIP and Unified Communications industry, and […]

Four companies awarded ITSPA Quality Mark

Four further ITSPA member companies have been awarded the new ITSPA Quality Mark. The new version of the Quality Mark was launched in 2016 and was originally awarded to five companies, bringing the total number of Quality Mark holders to nine. The Quality Mark is awarded to companies that go above and beyond current best […]

ITSPA applauds NICC paper on SIP ALG

ITSPA, the trade body for the next generation communications industry has welcomed the release of guidance produced by NICC for the use and secure implementation of SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) ALG (Application Layer Gateways). SIP ALG is a feature often enabled in routers to prevent some of the problems that can be caused by Network […]

ITSPA Welcomes Legal Separation of Openreach

ITSPA, the trade body for the next generation communications industry in the UK, have welcomed today’s agreement between BT and Ofcom, surrounding the proposed legal separation of Openreach. Reacting to the news, Eli Katz, Chair of ITSPA stated “Our members are pleased that Ofcom and BT have reached agreement on this issue. This is the […]