Given the rapid growth of the VoIP community in the UK and the many regulatory issues involved, ITSPA’s founding members realised the urgent need for a trade association to help promote and represent the interests of the industry. The ITSPA has therefore been set up to act as the representative voice of the industry to UK Government bodies such as the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, the Home Office and Ofcom, as well as to the European Commission and other European institutions. The association will also encourage the innovation and development of the Internet Telephony industry through the promotion of self-regulation and competition.
2015 ITSPA Awards Launch
ITSPA, the industry body representing the VoIP sector is accepting entries for the 2015 ITSPA Awards, sponsored by Magrathea.
The Awards, now in their seventh year are free to enter and open to all representatives of the VoIP industry, including non-ITSPA members.
Eli Katz, Chair of the ITSPA Council said, "It is with great pleasure that I announce the launch of the 2015 ITSPA Awards. The event continues to provide an excellent way for the VoIP industry to acknowledge and celebrate its best performers, particularly as VoIP becomes mainstream. I look forward another great reception to see the results of what will undoubtedly be a competitive nomination and testing process".
To enter the awards, companies should select the category or categories they wish to enter, and register for nominations at www.itspaawards.org.uk. Registration for technical tested categories ends on 31st October 2014, with all written entries to be received by 13th February 2015.
The awards ceremony will take place at The Tate Modern on Thursday 19th March 2015.
The award categories for this year are:
• Best Consumer VoIP
Malden Electronics will conduct the technical testing for three award categories: Best Consumer VoIP; Best Business ITSP (Small Enterprise); and Best Business (Medium Enterprise). Entrants in these categories will undergo two months of technical testing as well as submitting a written entry submission. The deadline to enter the testing phase for these categories is Friday 31st October 2014.
All award categories, except the Members' and Council Pick Awards, (including the three categories that have a testing phase) will be judged on a written self-assessment entry which should be submitted by Friday 13th February 2015.
The winners will be chosen by a panel of independent experts, based on the results of the technical testing as well as the written self-assessments.
Linus Surguy, Technical Director of Magrathea, sponsors of the 2015 Awards, said, "Magrathea is delighted to continue its support of this prestigious industry event and is looking forward to the fantastic new venue which boasts beautiful views of London and the Thames. We encourage all companies to get involved and to put forward the products and services to ensure another competitive industry event."
1 October 2014: ITSPA Awards 2015 launch - testing registration begins
The full press release can be found here
Further details about ITSPA Awards can be found on the website: http://www.itspaawards.org.uk/