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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INCA rolls-out rural roadshow to highlight full fibre potential for regions and enhance synergy between contributors

The INCA Rural Gigabit Future Events Programme, will enable national and local government and network providers to collaborate and share insight into the most effective ways to deliver rural connectivity London, UK, April 02, 2019 – The Independent Networks Co-operative Association (INCA) today announced its Rural Gigabit Future Events Programme, a unique events roadshow aimed at developing projects and initiatives to bring ultrafast connectivity to the UK’s hardest to reach and most remote locations. A series of six workshop events to cover the rural landscape of England and Wales, the…

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INCA launches Gold Standard Quality Mark Scheme

The scheme will introduce a ‘seal of approval’ across full-fibre, hybrid, wireless and wholesale networks London, UK, 14 November, 2018: The Independent Networks Cooperative Association (INCA) today launched a new Gold Standard Quality Mark Scheme to highlight best practices in performance, design and operations, enabling consumers to buy with confidence when choosing internet packages. The initiative has been introduced to tackle what INCA says are confusing marketing messages from broadband providers and will provide an agreed set of definitions, covering technology, performance and customer service. Full-fibre, hybrid, wireless and wholesale…

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Altnet A-listers revealed as INCA Awards winners are announced

Accolades were presented for technical and commercial innovation, rural and urban impact, best community and public sector projects and outstanding individual contribution London, UK, November 6, 2018: The Independent Networks Cooperative Association (INCA) today announced the winners of its inaugural INCA Awards which were launched to celebrate the work of alternative network providers (altnets). Recognising innovation and achievement across the UK broadband industry, eight awards were presented last night at the INCA Awards Dinner, with accolades going to: Broadway Partners for Technical Innovation Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council for Commercial Innovation…

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INCA supports UK chancellor’s £250 million UK broadband boost

London, UK, October 30 2018: The Independent Networks Cooperative Association (INCA) has today welcomed UK Chancellor Philip Hammond’s additional funding of £250 million and pledge to use it to connect some of the most remote parts of the country to super-fast fibre broadband. During the budget announcement, Hammond stated that he intends to place a renewed emphasis on UK-wide technology investments with funds being allocated to develop next-generation broadband networks in rural schools, libraries and homes and businesses. INCA CEO Malcolm Corbett said the extra funding comes at what is…

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Latest altnet tech to be showcased at INCA Annual Conference

Companies building the UK’s future digital infrastructure will exhibit their latest offerings during the two-day conference in London London, UK, October 22, 2018: The latest innovations within the UK broadband industry – including network slicing, fibre design and build software and solutions for Multi Dwelling Units (MDUs) – will be highlighted during the Independent Networks Cooperative Association’s (INCA) Annual Conference, #TheRoadAhead18. Bringing together alternative network providers (altnets) and builders, the conference will take place at the Amba Hotel Marble Arch, in London, on Monday, November 5 and Tuesday, November 6….

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