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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Shortlist revealed for INCA Awards

Brightest names in innovative alternative networks to be honoured at London event London, UK, October 10, 2018: The Independent Networks Cooperative Association (INCA) has published the 16 companies that have been successfully shortlisted for its inaugural awards ceremony. The INCA Awards have been launched to celebrate the UK’s most innovative and inspirational alternative network providers (altnets) currently operating in the UK. Eight INCAs will be presented in total, with multiple entries received over seven categories during the last few weeks. “We were overwhelmed by the response we received to these…

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INCA announces Annual Conference line-up with Government’s Telecoms Director James Heath among speakers

Event will bring together more than 300 delegates from the UK’s altnet sector and local and national Government London, UK, September 6, 2018: The author of the Government’s recent Future Telecoms Infrastructure Report will provide insight into its findings and the next steps required to achieve the goals it outlines at Independent Networks Cooperative Association’s (INCA’s) 2018 Annual Conference. James Heath, author of the FTIR and Telecoms Director at the Government’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Department, will join other Government representatives, network operators, service providers and equipment manufacturers to…

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INCA welcomes Government’s Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review

CEO Malcolm Corbett says new report reinforces the central role altnets will play in realising new digital networks London, UK, July 23, 2018: The Independent Networks Cooperative Association (INCA) has today offered support for the Government’s Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review (FTIR) and welcomed the emphasis placed on full-fibre, 5G and the role alternative network operators (altnets) play. Designed to transform the UK telecoms industry, the FTIR aims to open up access to world-class connectivity, regardless of where users are geographically located. It is hoped that this move will ignite new channels of…

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INCA launches ‘The INCAs’ to honour altnet A-listers

Gongs will be presented for technical and commercial innovation, rural and urban impact and best community and public sector projects London, UK, July 18, 2018: The Independent Networks Cooperative Association (INCA) today launched a search for the heroes of the UK’s digital infrastructure industry as it announced The INCAs, its inaugural awards scheme which will recognise alternative network providers (altnets). Celebrating the best of the UK’s independent network builders and operators, the INCAs will highlight the innovative work being carried out by altnets across the UK. “Over the past two…

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INCA calls for shared 5G spectrum following new report

Independent report highlights the importance of Fixed Wireless Access in meeting UK broadband targets London, UK, June 25, 2018: UK broadband regulator Ofcom needs to consider new approaches to spectrum management to realise the full possibilities of 5G across the country, INCA CEO Malcolm Corbett said today, as a new report revealed Fixed Wireless Access can play a crucial role in delivering high-speed broadband across the country. Commissioned by INCA and UKWISPA and conducted by Plum Consulting, the report ‘High performance wireless broadband: an opportunity for rural and enterprise 5G’…

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Axione becomes latest addition to INCA’s growing membership

The French-based company joins Sky, ADTRAN and Vodafone to become the 86th member of the altnet cooperative London, UK, June 7, 2018: Axione, a world leader in telecommunications infrastructure, has become the latest alternative network provider (altnet) to join the Independent Networks Cooperative Association (INCA) as it looks to expand into the UK market. Axione, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bouygues Group with an annual turnover in excess of €32 billion, is a wholesale access operator of Fibre-to-the-Premise (FTTP) networks. Its portfolio of services includes the design, build and operation of…

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