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INCA Standards Group

INCA has continued to work in the area of standards for our members and our industry. We have more members accredited as Gold Standard networks. We contributed to the GigaTAG report which included the Gold Standard. This led to Ofcom being tasked with seeing if the wider industry could agree and convened the Ofcom Working Group on Common Standards for Consumer information on Broadband Products. An intro to that Working Group and Ofcom meeting schedules are on this page. Documents and papers for/from the Ofcom meetings are here.

We therefore revitalised the Quality Mark Working Group into the INCA Standards group. This will consider the changes we could make to our scheme to include a Gigabit-capable mark. It will also allow members to discuss the work coming out of Ofcom and give their feedback. The final position paper from Ofcom and INCA's response are both given below.

The Group will also consider other matters:

  1. INCA promotion of Standards
  2. Amendments to INCA Gold Standard
    1. Consistency with Ofcom Code
    2. Gigabit-capable
    3. Adding FTTB
    4. General updates
    5. BDUK criteria
  3. Common Standards for Wholesale
    1. Technical & SLA for Products
    2. Ts & Cs, Commercials between RCPs and ACPs
  4. Common Standards foor Vulnerable Consumers and Social Tariffs
  5. Work with BSI
    1. Developing a BSI PAS
    2. Building to a BSI Kitemark?

You can join the mailing list here.

INCA Standards Group   Ofcom WG
(papers are here)
usually 14:30 - 15:30** (changed from initial 14:00) usually 15:00 - 1700
    Session 1 - Wed 15 Sep 21
Tue 28 Sep 21 14:00 - 16:00 slidestack and notes Session 2 - Wed 7 Oct 21
Tue 19 Oct 21 slidestack and Zoom recording
(use passcode &=9QGy8a) 
Session 3 - Wed 27 Oct 21 13:00 - 15:00
Tue 16 Nov 21** slidestack and notes Session 4 Wed 24 Nov 21 14:00 - 16:00 *
Wed 2 Feb 22 11:00 - 12:00 **** Agenda and paper for review
final paper for Ofcom
Session 5 - Tue 8 Feb 22 11:00 - 12:30 ***
Wed 7 Sep 22 2pm - 3pm



* please note date and time change from Wed 17th 15:00

** please note timing change as of Dec 21 date change from Tue 9th

*** please note date change from Dec 21, then from Wed 9 Feb 22

**** please note new date and time