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Switching & Wholesale Introduction

A major change to the broadband industry affecting all network operators and service providers is underway and INCA Members need to take action to adapt and benefit. INCA has been working with Ofcom, OTA and other industry organisations on behalf of the independent sector. Now is your chance to get involved and get your views represented.

The Office of the Telecommunications Adjudicator – OTA2 – worked extensively with the industry to come up with 2 Options for GPL. Ofcom decided on OTS: One Touch Switching. This should have been in operation cross-industry by April 2023. Ofcom launched an Enforcement programme on 3 Apr and there's a link to that below.

INCA's Switching and Wholesale Special Interest Group (SWSIG) analysed how OTS could be the catalyst for Wholesale Platforms as all such platforms will need to be aligned with the OTS Hub for easy interoperability and timing implementation. The work to ensure that independent networks can be consumed by scale retailers is vital - if they can't use services available from INCA Members, other networks will be used.

TOTSCo have now issued their OTS Industry Process Design v4.2 (14 Apr 23), RFP Technical design and Developers' Guide on this page. The preceding work and documentation under the aegis of OTA is on this page.

This page is an index to our work on behalf of INCA Members. We trust it will be a useful resource in this area. Please ensure the person responsible for leading this process in your organization is registered here. There is a great deal going on with some very short timescales. Don't get left behind.



Ofcom and OTA

All-IP Migration - Openreach

SWSIG Meetings and Workshops

If you do not have a full-time Public Affairs, Policy and Regulatory function in your organisation, you will find the new INCA Policy and Regulatory Service, designed for the interests and needs of our independent sector, well worth while to protect and promote your interests at this level.

If you are not already an INCA Member and are an organisation working in or supplying the Independent sector, why not consider the wide range of Member Benefits in addition to the Policy, Events, Quality Mark workstreams. More details here.