Working Groups

Working Group: Industry Developments
This working group focusses on the regulatory and political programme that has a direct effect on ITSPA members. ITSPA helps represent the views of the industry to Ofcom, Government departments and industry forums. The members collaborate on consultation responses, actively lobby officials and parliamentarians as well as provide guidance to the wider membership on the implications to the industry. The group is made up of a mixture of regulatory, legal and director level figures within the ITSPA membership.
Members

Group Chair = Tracey Wright (Magrathea)

Key Issues at present

  • Number portability & Business Switching Task Force activity
  • General Ofcom Engagement
  • Data protection & GDPR
  • Nuisance Calls
  • Naked DSL
  • Number Range Reform
Date of Next Meeting/Call

 18th October, 4pm

 29th November, 4pm

To participate in these calls, please contact the ITSPA team here.

 

Working Group: Operations
This working group focusses on initiatives to help keep the industry up to date and in line with best practice standards. The group collaborates on solving industry problems and developing briefing papers and best practice documents to keep the membership one step ahead. The group also deals with technical issues such as communications data retention, emergency location issues and consultations around new industry standards. The group is made up of directors as well technical and operation managers amongst the ITSPA membership.
Members

Group Chair = David Cargill (Vonage)

Key Issues at present

  • Telephony Fraud, Security & Cyber Crime Task Force activity
  • The ITSPA SNITCH
  • Router Interoperability
  • Emergency Location Standards
  • Network Resilience Standards
  • Phone Provisioning
  • Data Retention Legislation
  • The ITSPA Quality Mark
Date of Next Meeting/Calls

 10th August - 11am

 27th September - 2pm

 9th November - 2pm

To participate in these calls, please contact the ITSPA team here.

 

Working Group: Promotions
This working group focusses on the ITSPA events programme which has become a popular mixture of workshops, dinners and receptions that enable members to network, listen to industry analysis and discuss current hot topics. On average we hold at least five events every year on various topics – details can be found here. This group helps plan the content and approach the necessary speakers to participate. The group also works on developing ITSPA’s PR presence, by preparing press releases, pushing out opportunities for members to contribute to industry publications and seeking promotional opportunities for members at trade shows and events. The members of this group include directors, marketing managers and PR executives within the ITSPA membership.
Members

Group Chair = Trefor Davies (Babelisk)

Key Issues at present

  • The ITSPA Events programme
  • PR opportunities
  • Press engagement
  • Sponsorship Ideas
Date of Next Meeting/Call

28th September, 2pm

To participate in these calls, please contact the ITSPA team here.

 

Next Event

ITSPA Curry Club @

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ITSPA will host a curry dinner on the first night of the Channel Live in Birmingham on 11th September.

 

 

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Latest News

23rd July 2018

ITSPA welcomes Government drive for full fibre rollout but adds caution to current plans for PSTN switch off

ITSPA welcomed the announcement of the Government’s Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review (FTIR) but highlighted some concerns around the current plans to switch off the PSTN, which forms part of its strategy.

 

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