ITP Update

Hello and welcome to our November ITP Update.

It’s been another busy month at ITP Towers. We hope you have seen the photo’s from this year’s annual dinner which took place on 9th November, if not you can see them on our Facebook page or the website .



ITP Seminar, reserve your space today

Christmas Family Events

RITTech Launch

Insight Events


Book Now - ITP Seminar- The Future of Business Services- 7th Feb 2018


Join us on the 7th February 2018 at BT Centre, London to discuss the Future of Business Services

Over the last decade, we have seen the continuing migration to all IP-based networks at the service level, underpinned by high capacity optical cores, with the delivery of 'over-the-top' consumer services and applications, where the network is just transporting the bits.   We are seeing access networks that use a mix of high speed mobile, Wifi, copper and fibre access, which are driving a new era of converged business services that are changing the way the enterprises operate. 

Technology developments, such as 5G and business IoT, are adding additional layers of complexity to service delivery networks.  Service Providers are looking to adapt their architectures towards emerging principles of network design that will deliver the capacity needed for the next generation of business services.  Will the advent of software-defined networks and network function virtualisation have an impact on this trend or just enable it to happen faster and more cost-effectively? 

This seminar will seek to tease out these issues and offer an insight into the developments that will shape the future of business services and the networks that support them.


10:00     Welcome
10:05     Speaker Presentations

Dominic Elliott, CTO, Cisco
Samir Desai, Director of Product Management, GTT
Ian Hawkins, Head of Network Infrastructure & Innovation Practice, BT
Paul Adams, Marketing Director, Nokia

11:30     Coffee & Demonstrations
11:50     Panel Discussion
12:55     Lunch & Demonstrations
13:30     Event close

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For ITP Members to join us free of charge at the Seminar, please Log in before clicking the “Book” option. Enter the required information; you will then receive a confirmation of your free place.


Christmas Family Events 2017 :

Christmas eventWith December fast approaching, it’s time for our annual Christmas family event programme. This year we are delighted to welcome back David Hall with his lively, informative and interactive show.

Have you ever used a mobile phone?  Watched live pictures from abroad?  Enjoyed FaceTime and Skype?  Can you imagine a world without phones, without telecommunications..?  

From Smoke Signals to Morse Code,  Semaphore to Ships’ Flags and Pennants - and even Carrier Pigeons - we’ve been communicating at a distance for centuries….  But where does the voice come in…?  We’ve shouted, we've cupped our hands, but how did the telegraph become the telephone…?!

Mr Watson, come here - I want you!”  The first words ever heard over an electronic telephone system…!  (In 1876.)

Join Mr Thomas Watson himself as, with the aid of demos and volunteers, he relates the story of telecommunications and how he helped the great Alexander Graham Bell to invent the world’s first telephone - and change the world..!


  • the science of sound
  • the marvels of microphones
  • the curiosities of conduction
  • the ambition of amplification
  • exciting insights into electromagnetic induction
  • revealing facts on resonant frequencies
  • stunning revelations re sound reproduction
  • the magnificent phenomenon of modern fibre-optics
  • And the lucky accident that led to it all…!

In “That Rings a Bell”   -   the exciting new show from David Hall Workshops and Shows…!!

Visit the site to gain an outlook as to what you might see!

Everyone will enjoy this show with lots of interactivity with members of the audience.

We really look forward to seeing you there

Reserve spaces for you and your family now for the following dates:

Saturday 25th November - Manchester

Saturday 2nd  December - Birmingham

Friday 8th December – Adastral Park

Saturday 9th December-  London

Saturday 16th December - Glasgow


New Professional Registration available for members


We are delighted to announce the launch of our new RITTech professional accreditation, in partnership with the British Computer Society (BCS).

The RITTech standard recognises the outstanding work of IT technicians, and is the first time a professional IT technician standard has been made available to our membership.

Registration is simple with an online assessment of around one hour. To qualify, candidates are assessed on experience, technical knowledge and supporting evidence of their achievements.

Registration is simple with an online assessment of around one hour. To qualify, candidates are assessed on experience, technical knowledge and supporting evidence of their achievements

RITTech costs £45 for three years for ITP members. This is an exciting time to become part of this standard, as you’ll be raising the awareness of technicians throughout IT and highlighting the importance of professionalism within this sector.

For more information on RITTech, visit the Professional Registration section of the website


Upcoming Insight Events

BT Archives- 14th December

We still have a few places remaining on this ever popular visit, reserve one now!

BT Archives preserves the historical information of BT and its predecessor telecom and telegraph companies from the mid part of the 1800's up to the present day. Effectively the Archives holds the history of telecom services in the UK. 

In the Archives are artefacts such as the first ever telephone directory, which just has a short list of names, a section of the first ever transatlantic cable from 1858, through to some great videos on using spare explosives to dig trenches post First World War!  You will get a chance to hold the first directory, see the original advertising artwork, look at some of the 100,000 glass plate negatives from the 1900's and you may even spot the Buzby costume on one of the miles of shelves.  If we have time we will also look through the Holborn Telephone Exchange which at its early prime held the first speaking clock.
You are invited to join David Hay, Head of Heritage on this ITP Insight trip to view these historical pieces and get a historical overview on far the industry has come over the years.

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Cisco Experience- 14th March 2018

Following on from the last successful Cisco Experience visit ‘A day in the life of a smart employee’ and ‘IoT Digitalization’   we are delighted to be visiting Cisco once again. The new experience is still being developed, so please check back soon for more details

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Gigabit Access conference- 10th April 2018

Gigabit Access 2018 will continue to explore business models for delivering gigabit speeds, taking a technology agnostic approach to understand how the whole range of access technologies can work together to deliver the Gigabit Society.

We will also be taking a much closer look at several emerging access technologies, such as SD-WAN and NG-PON2, to understand the impact they are having on operator strategies, as well as how operators can develop a service offering to capitalise on their investment.

Some of the key topics to be covered include: 

  • Access business models covering, xDSL, DOCSIS, GPON, fixedwireless and more
  • The road to 10 gigabit access networks
  • The next wave of technologies, including NG-PON2, and DOCSIS 4
  • The service layer, including 4KTV, 8KTV, gaming and VoWiFi#
  • Access business models covering, xDSL, DOCSIS, GPON, fixedwireless and more
  • Delivering gigabit speeds throughout the home and QoS

More information on this event is available here

The ITP have 10 free tickets to give away, so tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

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Connected Britain- 19th June 2018

Connected Britain 2018 focuses on innovative networking opportunities such as roundtable discussions, 1-to-1 partnering opportunities, an interactive networking portal and a relaxed evening drinks reception. Use the networking breaks to engage with market leading operators and vendors.

The 2018 agenda will read as a who’s who of experts from the operator community, government and beyond. Through thought provoking speaker sessions panel discussions, and interactive roundtables you will walk away with new ideas, tangible solutions to everyday problems and the stronger relationships you’ll need to continue to build the high-speed connectivity for Britain’s future.

  • How to promote investment in high speed connectivity
  • How key players should collaborate
  • How the UK can deliver the 4th Industrial Revolution
  • How connectivity delivers economic and life opportunities
  • How to promote innovation and new technology
  • How to prepare for 5G, Smart Cities and the Internet of Things

More information on this event is available here.

We have 9 remaining free tickets to give away, so tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

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Joe, our Events and Membership Executive has again been hard at work sourcing new behind the scenes locations for you to visit, he has lots of exciting visits in the pipeline for 2018

The ever popular and iconic BT Tower, Openreach’s Network Hybrid Academy, Century Link and lots more.  As always, please check our event page for further listings and exciting events for you to get involved in.


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