Altnet body in membership boom
The Independent Networks Cooperative Association (INCA) has achieved significant growth, gaining 32 members so far this year.
With the independent sector reportedly already playing a keyrole in delivering the government’s Gigabit Britain targets, the growth in membership reflects this strength. New INCA members include the return of CityFibre, along with sign-ups by new entrant operators, major suppliers and local authorities. These include Freedom Fibre, Borderlink Broadband, Giganet, Spring Fibre, Save9, Toob and F&W Networks.
Malcolm Corbett, CEO at INCA commented: ‘As we welcome INCA’s new members, our unified presence in the industry reflects the overall strength of the independent sector. With the impressive funding achieved the altnets are well positioned to meet the Gigabit Britain challenge. INCA is dedicated to representing the interests of the thriving independent sector and the new members affirm the confidence that the industry holds in our experience and insight. Virgin and Openreach have been the dominant forces in UK broadband, but it’s clear that together the altnets also wield substantial and growing influence. The influx of new members we have seen and the amount of funding the sector is receiving are good indicators of our collective strength.’