Yes it is almost July again, which means it is the time of the year when the Internet industry gets dressed up and is locked into a room until they find out whether their hard work for the year has won them an award. The 15th ISPA Awards will be held at the Park Lane Sheraton Hotel in London on the 11th July and ISPA has now released the shortlists for the various categories.
To be shortlisted means that in the technical categories the entrant has made it through the technical testing phases, which thinkbroadband run for the broadband and hosting categories with Malden Electronics testing for the Internet Telephony category. The Customer Choice award is determined by public vote with voting in that category now closed.
|The 15th ISPAs shortlist|
|Best Superfast Broadband||Best Consumer Fixed Broadband|
|Zen Internet||Spectrum Internet|
|Best Business Fixed Broadband||Best Fixed Wireless|
|Cerberus Networks||LN Communications|
|Entanet Business||Kijoma Broadband|
|Best Large Business Hosting||Best SME Business Hosting|
|4D Data Centres||4D Data Centres|
|Best Internet Telephony||Best Consumer Customer Service|
|Best Business Customer Service||Managed Service Innovation|
|Datanet||Media Service Provider|
|Internet Safety & Security||Digital Inclusion Award|
|Internet Watch Foundation||KC|
|South West Grid for Learning (Online Compass Tool)||Southern Housing Group|
|Customer Choice Award|
There are two more categories, where the final shortlist has not been finalised yet, and that is the Internet Hero and Internet Villain categories. To nominate in either of these two categories tweet @ISPAUK with the #ISPAs hashtag, or email your suggestion to email@example.com making it clear which of the categories you are nominating for. The deadline for nominations is Friday 31st May 2013. The decision on who deserves to win in their categories is down to the ISPA Council.