Gaist recognised for technical innovation at esteemed INCA awards

Skipton and Manchester, UK, 17 October 2019: Gaist, a multi-award-winning highway surveying and mobile mapping solutions provider, has been presented with the Technical Innovation award at the INCA Golds Awards 2019, recognising the continuing ground-breaking success of its solutions for the telecommunications sector. The prestigious award emphasises the technical ingenuity showcased in Gaist’s support of a Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) Nationwide Roll-out project, which saw Gaist provide a highly detailed footway and carriageway condition analysis of more than 18,000 kilometres to assist with the planning and design of fibre roll-out in cities…

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telent joins INCA, supporting Altnets to roll-out gigabit fibre across the UK

Warwick, UK, 10 October 2019: telent Technology Services Ltd (telent), a leading UK technology and network services company, has today announced it has joined the Independent Networks Cooperative Association (INCA), as part of its focus to support Alternative Network providers (Altnets) in building the UK’s Gigabit networks across metropolitan, urban and rural areas. As an INCA member, telent plans to utilise its membership to support Altnets in their plans to further roll-out ultra-fast fibre infrastructure across the UK. Investment in the market for the implementation of physical infrastructure to deliver…

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INCA adds Brexit to Annual Conference agenda with exclusive no-deal seminar now confirmed

The workshop will take place in Manchester on Wednesday, October 16 from 11am London, UK, 8 October 2019 – As the Brexit debate continues and the deadline to leave approaches, the Independent Networks Co-operative Association (INCA) today announced it will host a special seminar immediately before its Annual Conference to explore the challenges and issues for digital infrastructure operators in the event of a no-deal. Taking place at the Manchester Mercure Piccadilly Hotel on Wednesday, October 16 and Thursday, October 17, INCA’s Annual Conference will discuss the crucial issues that…

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INCA Conference’s Tech Showcase agenda finalised with holistic approach to full-fibre deployment

Tech Showcase feature billed as an “essential opportunity” to hear from the latest in optimal network technology London, UK, 3 October 2019 – At Tech Showcase this year, one of the most popular sessions of the Independent Network Co-operative Association’s (INCA) Annual Conference, attendees will hear from leading operators and suppliers as they discuss the best approaches to delivering full-fibre and wireless networks. As network operators prepare to deliver on the promises made by the government to achieve full-fibre coverage across the UK by 2025, Tech Showcase will discuss the…

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INCA announces stellar shortlist ahead of annual awards

Manchester event will mark tenth anniversary of INCA while honouring those making the biggest impact on the UK’s independent broadband sector London, UK, 27 September 2019 – As all eyes turn towards the next chapter in the UK’s quest to meet ambitious full fibre targets ahead of 2025, the Independent Networks Co-operative Association (INCA) has revealed its 2019 INCA Golds awards shortlist. The organisations shortlisted include 5GRIT, Airband, Blu Wireless, B4YS, Cameron Barney, Connecting Cambridgeshire, EMS, Herefordshire & Gloucestershire – Fastershire, ITS Technology Group, Gaist, MLL Telecom, Truespeed, Stirling Council…

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INCA announces surge in members as focus on 21st century digital infrastructure intensifies

Latest 34 new members include established and new operators, vendors and many local authorities, as tenth annual conference agenda is confirmed London, UK, 11 September 2019 – As the UK Government continues to focus on full-fibre and 5G and interest in infrastructure provision by independent broadband providers continues to grow, the Independent Networks Co-operative Association (INCA) has seen a dramatic increase in new members. The acceleration in applications during the last 12 months has generated 34 new members from the commercial sector, bringing the total to more than 130 organisations….

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INCA welcomes Ofcom’s relaxed infrastructure access regulation, citing new opportunities for independent network growth

Fixed price regulations on unrestricted access will spark greater levels of competition, says CEO Malcolm Corbett London, UK, 8 July, 2019 – The Independent Networks Co-operative Association (INCA) has welcomed Ofcom’s decision which removes restrictions on the use of BT’s ducts and poles in the Physical Infrastructure Market Review. The move to remove the usage and geographic scope restrictions, announced on June 28, aims to improve the attractiveness of the PIA product and help independent operators to build new networks more cost effectively. “The decision by Ofcom to open up…

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INCA announces stellar speaker line-up ahead of 10th annual conference

London, UK, 04 July, 2019 – The Independent Networks Co-operative Association (INCA) has confirmed the first group of key speakers for its annual conference, #theRoadAhead. Set to host representatives from a broad spectrum of the digital infrastructure sector, the conference will discuss the crucial issues that affect the development of new fibre and wireless broadband services across the UK. “The timing of this year’s INCA Conference comes at an opportune moment,” commented Rob Leenderts, INCA Chair. “We are one year on from the publication of the Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review…

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INCA awards first Gold Standard Quality Mark for wireless services to Secure Web Services

Accreditation follows demonstration of exceptional standards in wireless services, raising the total number of accredited companies to four London, UK, June 10 2019 – The Independent Networks Cooperative Association (INCA) today announced that Secure Web Services Ltd (SWS) has become the first wireless services provider to achieve its Gold Standard Quality Mark which recognises network excellence. Created to highlight the best practices in performance, design and operations across full fibre, hybrid fibre, wireless and wholesale networks, INCA’s Gold Standard Quality Mark scheme demands proven quality in technology, performance and customer…

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INCA calls High Court ruling against full-fibre advertising standards disappointing

INCA calls for Government and Ofcom support to reduce fibre advertising confusion to ensure customers are fully informed London, UK, April, 17, 2019 – The High Court ruling against CityFibre in the challenge to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) over fibre advertising is a disappointment to operators building full fibre networks, the Independent Network Co-operative Association (INCA) has said. The ruling, delivered on Monday, dismissed CityFibre’s request for a Judicial Review of ASA’s decision that fixed line hybrid fibre connections containing copper, which are therefore slower, can be advertised as…

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