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WAPA members to play key role in achieving national broadband targets

Dec 9th, 2013

Members of the Wireless Access Providers’ Association of South Africa are uniquely positioned to assist in the achievement of the progressive broadband policy announced by the Cabinet last week.

Carrier Wi-Fi should be open access

Dec 4th, 2013

The Wireless Access Providers’ Association congratulates one of its members, Internet Solutions, on the recent launch of its open access carrier-grade Wi-Fi network.

WAPA announces new team for industry’s challenges in 2014

Nov 19th, 2013

The Wireless Access Providers’ Association, a non-profit organisation acting as a collective voice for independent wireless operators in South Africa, announces its executive committee for 2014.

Successful TV white spaces trial announced

Nov 8th, 2013

Google, WAPA, and partners today announced the outcomes of a successful TVWS trial with ten schools in the Cape Town area that began in March this year.

Wireless access body strongly opposed to Vodacom acquisition of Neotel

Oct 3rd, 2013

WAPA today registered strong opposition to Vodacom’s planned acquisition of Neotel and said it was watching developments carefully before formulating a formal response.

WAPA a growing force in South Africa’s broadband industry

Sep 16th, 2013

The Wireless Access Provider’s Association (WAPA) last week announced a 25% increase in its membership for the year ended.

WAPA commends minister for planning but warns of need for “high road” approach

Aug 29th, 2013

WAPA has commended the new Minister of Communications for tabling his plan of action to the portfolio committee, but has warned that more is needed to get South Africa back on the “high road” of broadband access.

Google, WAPA and Partners Announce TV White Spaces Trial in South Africa

Mar 25th, 2013

Trial brings cutting edge of innovation to SA to bridge the digital divide

WAPA calls on ICASA to implement lite-licensing in the local wireless access market

Dec 12th, 2012

A local lite-licensing regime would improve spectrum efficiency, provide opportunities for new entrants to the market, as well as provide structure and management in the open spectrum space.

Independent wireless service providers becoming increasingly important part of SA’s telecoms landscape

Sep 21st, 2012

Currently 36% of all internet traffic is being delivered over wireless networks.