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WAPA Stance on Incoming Cabinet & Neotel Acquisition

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 14:12

The Wireless Access Providers Association of South Africa (WAPA), with a membership nearing 200 entities, acts as a collective voice for the wireless industry and for independent wireless network operators. WAPA congratulates the incoming communications minister, Faith Muthambi, and Siyabonga Cwele as minister of the newly-formed Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services. WAPA looks forward to engaging with the incoming leadership and h

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WAPA launches Future Wireless Technologies Forum

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 05:00

The Regulator, ICASA, has engaged the Wireless Access Provider's Association (WAPA) to assist in bringing stakeholders from the regulatory field and industry together to discuss new and innovative technologies, products, and services in the wireless space. The Future Wireless Technologies Forum is a series of collaborative discussions hosted by WAPA, the purpose of which is to explore trends, best practices, and opportunities for new wireless technologies and solutions in the context of the regulatory framework of South Africa.

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WAPA Partnerships Boost to Wireless Industry

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 07:00

The Wireless Access Providers’ Association (WAPA) is growing in numbers as an ever-wider circle of stakeholders join its membership ranks. WAPA currently has 185 members, an increase from 143 at this time last year, representing 28% year over year growth.

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WAPA predicts the IT landscape in 2014

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 06:54
One of the key objectives of the Wireless Access Providers’ Association (WAPA) is to add value to WAPA membership by providing additional services in line with both the growth of the industry and its members’ needs.
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WAPA Announces Collaboration with WBA

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 07:40
The Wireless Access Providers’ Association (WAPA) is pleased to announce a partnership with Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the industry association focused on driving the next generation Wi-Fi experience.
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WAPA a growing Force in South Africa’s Broadband Industry...

Mon, 09/16/2013 - 08:11
The Wireless Access Provider’s Association (WAPA) last week announced a 25% increase in its membership for the year ended. “The increase in our membership to 164 dynamic wireless operators demonstrates that we are a growing force in South Africa’s broadband industry,” says Christopher Geerdts, WAPA’s outgoing chairman.
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WAPA AGM 2013 & New Committee

Fri, 09/13/2013 - 17:47
The WAPA Annual General Meeting was held this week on Wednesday, 11 September 2013, at the iWeek Conference in Johannesburg. The event was an opportunity for members to meet the executive committee and network with their peers in training and team-building sessions. Wednesday was the wireless-specific day and with the topic "Alternative last-mile strategies," saw over 50 members in attendance.
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WAPA Commends Minister for Planning but Warns of Need for “High Road” Approach

Thu, 08/29/2013 - 16:02
WAPA has commended the new Minister of Communications, Yunus Carrim, 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. This high road requires that South Africa offer its citizens fast, affordable and quality broadband access to create a more competitive nation and directly fuel economic growth.
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TVWS Trial launches in South Africa today

Mon, 03/25/2013 - 08:04
Trial brings cutting edge of innovation to SA to bridge the digital divide Google, WAPA and partners are announcing the launch today of a TVWS trial involving ten schools in the Cape Town region. Television White Spaces (TVWS) are vacant frequencies in the broadcast TV spectrum and have characteristics that are highly desirable for wireless communications, offering the potential to improve Internet connectivity where they are most needed - in the developing world. The advantage of white spaces is their ability to pass through obstacles and travel longer distances
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The Cape Town TV White Spaces Trial

Mon, 03/25/2013 - 08:04
WAPA is participating with a number of partners in the operation of the Cape Town TV White Spaces Trial. The following information is taken with permission from the TENET website.
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