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October 2018 - Contents

OTT Seminar

Christmas Events

Insight Events

Apprenticeship Scheme Update

ITP Annual Awards

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OTT Seminar


ITP Seminar


Join us for the next in the ITP Seminar Series -
the Future of OTT Services, at BT Centre - 20th November

  • What is OTT and what are the trends that are driving it?
  • What are the commercial implications in the industry?
  • See examples of future OTT services

Before the internet, almost all network services were provided by the network operators themselves, revenues came from the sale of retail network access; voice calls and simple data services such as text messaging.

As the Internet matured, video became an important element driving demand for network capacity, at the same time as smartphones and apps became ubiquitous, over the top (OTT) apps emerged substituting traditional network-provided services such as voice, messaging and TV/Video.

These trends have had a significant impact on the conventional service revenues of network operators. Whilst at the same time increasing the demand for access and backhaul network capacity and hence network investment. This seminar will examine this trend, seek to quantify the impact in terms of revenue and network investment, look at the ways the various players are responding, and consider where next for OTT services.

Confirmed Speakers

Matt Stagg, BT, presenting  - How live sport is driving innovation in mobile technology
Paul Adams, Nokia - Presentation TBC
Dominic Elliott, Cisco - Presentation TBC

09:00     Registration
10:00     Welcome and introduction 
10:05     Speakers presentations
11:05     Coffee & Demonstrations
11:35     Panel Discussion
12:30     Lunch & Demonstrations
13:30     Seminar close

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.

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Christmas Events

It’s almost that time of year again! Time to wrap up warm and join other ITP members and their families for this year’s Xmas Family presentations.

This year we have the ever-popular David Hall with a brand-new presentation for the ITP titled, Communicating with Impact- What’s in a word?

Joining us for the first time at our Manchester event, David Price will deliver a lively interactive show on science communication, with audience participation welcomed!

Booking is now open for this year’s events, just click on the event you’d like to attend below to reserve your spaces.

Manchester - 24th November
Birmingham - 1st December
Adastral Park - 7th December
London - 8th December
Glasgow - 22nd December

Insight Events


ITP Insight Events


As the year draws to a close, we finish off our insight visits with an exclusive behind the scenes look at Inmarsat UK headquarters in November. More details below.
We already have two insights booked for 2019, with more to be confirmed in the new year.


Inmarsat Headquarters
13th November

Inmarsat has over 35 years’ experience designing, implementing and operating global mobile satellite communications networks for a multitude of end users.

On the day of the visit ITP members will have a tour of Inmarsat’s control room and the visitor centre followed by brief presentations on Inmarsat and Global Government. Inmarsat also have a technical employee present during the visit to answer any specific questions which ITP members may raise.

There are currently 15 places remaining on this visit, so do reserve your place soon if you would like to attend.

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BT Archives
30th January 2019

The ever popular and fascinating 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.

In the Archives are artefacts such as the first ever telephone directory, 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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Bletchley Park
16th October 2019


Insight visit


Once Britain's’ best-kept secret, Bletchley Park is now a top heritage site.  First stop, after your ITP welcome is a visit to the ‘What’s on site’ – an interactive Cybersecurity exhibition.  You will then  learn how the Codebreakers deciphered thousands of enemy messages, helping to shorten World War II by almost two years.
Of course, you will see one of the largest collections of Enigma machines and find out how the work of Alan Turing, Gordon Welchman and others gave birth to the Information Age.
And finally, you can visit the iconic huts which have been restored to their wartime settings with atmospheric displays.

Reserve your place

Apprenticeship scheme update


ITP Apprenticeships


We’re delighted to report, that despite negative press this financial year on lower apprenticeship starts, The ITP Scheme has had its best year since its launch in 2013. We are very proud to say that we have now placed over 100 candidates in apprenticeship positions.

As part of our company vision to help the industry fill the skills gap, we couldn’t be more delighted to be assisting our members to nurture and grow the next generation of telecoms talent.

As always, we’re on the lookout for great candidates to fill our vacancies, so if you know of anyone looking to enter the industry, do get in touch, or point them to our apprenticeship website.

Remember, if you recommend someone to us who we successfully place in an apprenticeship role, we’ll give you £50 of Amazon vouchers!


ITP Annual Awards


Annual Dinner


The beginning of the month saw the ITP Team out in force and heading to London to host the Annual Dinner and Awards evening. ITP CEO Crissi Williams was on hand to announce the winners and to lead the celebration of some of our industry’s shining stars.

For those of you who were unable to join us on the evening, the full list of winners and finalists is now available. For pictures of the evening, please visit the ITP Facebook pageor alternatively you can view them on the website.

Congratulations to all of our winners and finalists, just to be nominated is a great achievement and a recognition of your achievements within our industry. If you have gone above and beyond in the last year, or think colleague should be recognised for their achievements, why not consider applying for the 2019 awards?

More information to follow in the new year.



ITP Apprentice of the Year, sponsored by Ubi-Tech







 Kate Self

 LCpl Nigel White
 Mark Cliff


ITP Mentor of the Year, sponsored by Cluttons






 Danny Graham

 Martin Groves
 Steve James


Christopher Mills Award, sponsored by Jacqui and Dean Mills

 Mohammed Abdul-Ali

 Andrew Bolt
 Matthew Baker


The Chris Seymour Award for Women in Telecoms sponsored by Cisco








 Janette Phillips

 Elizabeth Draper
 Lisa Perkins


Engineer of the Year, sponsored by Savills Telecom










 Chris Cook

 Matthew Doyle
 Gavin Jeffreys


Innovator of the Year, sponsored by Nokia







 Jonathan Roscoe

 Mustafa Al-Moozany
 Ahmed Mohamed