ITP Update

Hello and welcome to our latest ITP Update.

It’s been a busy few months at ITP HQ and we’re excited to share our latest events and news with you:








ITP Annual Dinner


We still have a few seats available for our Annual Dinner and Awards evening on 9th November and we’d love you to come and join us for an evening of celebration.

Throughout the evening we will be recognising some of the bright stars of our industry during our prestigious awards ceremony.

There are 6 awards to celebrate on the night:

 Apprentice of the year
Mentor of the year
Christopher Mills award
Women in Telecoms
Engineer of the year
Innovator of the year

To find out more and book your ticket, please give us a call in the office on 01932 788861.

Or contact for more information.


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

Reserve your space now

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.


We are delighted to be able to offer you the opportunity to attend some of Total Telecom’s upcoming events.

We have managed to get hold of 10 free tickets to the following events.  Tickets are offered on a first come, first serve basis.

If you are interested in attending, don’t miss out- book your ticket today!


Submarine Networks Conference, 20th – 21st February 2018, London

Over two days Submarine Networks Europe brings together the executives developing the strategy, opportunity and business models for this dynamic sector.

More than 80 speakers will deliver an agenda of thought provoking keynote speeches, engaging panel discussions and interactive roundtables, to ensure decision makers in the subsea communications ecosystem come away with new ideas, opinions and relationships.

More information on this event is available here: Submarine Networks Europe 20-21 February- London

Reserve your ticket today


Gigabit Access, 10-11 April 2018 - Brussels

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:  Gigabit Access 2018

Reserve your ticket today

Connected Britain,  19-20 June 2018  – Business Design Centre, Islington

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:


Reserve your ticket today


Christmas Family Events 2017 :

Christmas eventsProfessional actor and former science teacher David Hall presents his unforgettable and acclaimed science shows – hilarious and packed with science.  Perfect for the whole family to attend. Visit  his website to gain an outlook as to what you might see!

Confirmed dates for this year are:

Saturday 25th November - Manchester

Saturday 2nd  December - Birmingham

Friday 8th December - Adastral Park

Saturday 9th December -  London

Saturday 16th December - Glasgow

Do check the events calendar regularly for new listings


ITP Apprenticeships 

Following the relaunch of our apprenticeship scheme in line with the new government changes, we are delighted to be providing four new standards to the industry.

We are well on the way to filling our next cohort, but still have a bit of room.  If you want to discuss taking on an apprentice, call Crissi today for more information.

We are continuing to recruit for the next cohort, due to start college in October, aswell as a new  cohort due to start in March 2018  So, as always if you know anyone who may be interested in a Telecoms or IT apprenticeship, do let us know!  We are offering £50 Amazon voucher if you recommend someone and we successfully place them in a role.

Check out the latest vacancies on our dedicated apprenticeship website here




The ITP have partnered with Mpirical to provide all our members with discounts on all Mpirical Online courses. In addition to this, we are now pleased to be able to offer a 10% discount on the following upcoming open courses:

VoLTE System Engineering

5G System Engineering

Enhance your Telecoms training with Mpirical’s new Open Courses Our extensive expert-led curriculum covers all the key mobile technologies, with flexible options for learning online or in the classroom. Mpirical’s Open Courses will empower you with the expertise you need. Whether you’re looking to understand an industry hot topic, or up-levelling your skills for your specific role, these Open Courses will provide you with the knowledge you need to further your learning journey.

To find out more about Mpirical and the range of courses available please visit:


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