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As well as news from INCA itself we are keen to include relevant news items from INCA members. Please send relevant items of news, ideally including a photo where relevant, to We'll publish news from members that we feel is of interest.

  • Ofcom today announced that it is delaying it's final decision on Equinox 2 in light of the responses it has received from several respondents, including INCA. INCA's CEO Malcolm Corbett, welcomed the news:

    "We welcome Ofcom’s confirmation today that its role is to ensure a level playing field for all investors in UK full fibre. INCA and its members have worked hard to provide Ofcom with information and evidence on why its initial evaluation of BT wholesale discounts set out in the Equinox 2 pricing offer was insufficient. We will continue to work with Ofcom over the coming months to help them come to a proper conclusion. Fundamentally they must question why BT group are reducing their wholesale charges whilst increasing the prices that consumers pay for broadband."

  • The Chancellor's Spring budget is often used to provide eye-catching handouts for headline grabbing infrastructure projects. While today’s statement was light on new infrastructure spending, there are several existing areas of the economy looking for more of the taxpayer’s cash – the independent broadband sector isn’t one of them.

  • More than £25bn worth of investment to improve the UK’s digital infrastructure will be directly threatened if BT Openreach is allowed to introduce new wholesale price discounts, Ofcom has been told.

    The independent network sector says the regulator must rethink its preliminary decision to allow the incumbent’s Equinox 2 plan – or risk undermining the Government’s strategy for a healthy competitive market that drives nationwide full fibre coverage.

    It looks like BT Openreach is attempting to actively re-establish the monopoly it enjoyed in the copper market, over the UK’s full fibre future. INCA CEO Malcolm Corbett says that the plans will deliberately make it harder for new entrants to compete in the full fibre market.

  • INCA wishes to appoint a Project & Communications Executive. 

    As a remote worker, you will support our Special Interest Groups by collaborating with their chairs and colleagues to provide excellent service to our members. This position offers a diverse set of responsibilities, including member liaison, events planning and management, project coordination, writing, and communications distribution.

  • A coordinated response to Equinox 2

    INCA is frustrated by the preliminary view Ofcom has outlined in its consultation on BT Openreach’s Equinox 2 proposals. INCA is clear in its analysis of Equinox 2 that the scheme deliberately threatens competitiveness and makes it harder for new entrants to compete in the full fibre market.

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  • At a sell-out Awards Dinner on the evening of November 16th in the grand surroundings of Liverpool's St. George's Hall – recognised by many as one of the world's finest neo-classical buildings – the winners of our 2022 Awards Programme were announced.

    The winners are:

  • The shortlist of finalists for this years sought-after INCA Awards has been published. A total of 28 finalists have been announced across the eight awards categories.

    The independent panel of judges – which this year comprises Ros Singleton, CEO of Spring Fibre, and Chair of the UK5G Advisory Board, Itret Latif, CEO of the Federation of Communications Services (FCS), Barry Forde, Melissa Cogavin, Managing Editor of Broadband Journal for the SCTE, and Ian Adkins from specialist telecoms advisory firm Analysys Mason – have had their work cut out, with a record number of entries to sift through, analyse and rank.

  • On behalf of the Independent Networks Co-operative Association and all our members we wish to offer our sincere condolences to the Royal Family on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

    Few of us will have known any other monarch. The Queen was truly the epitome of public service both in the UK and on the world stage, and she will be sadly missed by millions.

    During the decades of the Queen’s reign many enormous societal changes have taken place, not least being the development of the Internet. INCA’s members are dedicated to renewing the UK’s digital infrastructure and many will be aware that senior members of the Royal Family were early adopters of email and online services.

  • INCA has today announced that the deadline for submissions to the 2022 Awards Programme has been extended to August 22nd. The decision to push back the deadline comes hot on the heels of the announcement of a new 'Rising Star' award.

    INCA's Gill Williams: "We've had a number of members enquiring about  the amount of time available to prepare their awards nominations. Of course we recognise that it takes time and care to develop a good quality nomination submission, and many of our members are already working full pelt deploying new fibre. So when we took the decision to launch the new Rising Star award, it was clear that we had to give members additional time, so we've pushed the deadline back, giving everyone an additional three weeks."


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