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Mon, 01/21/2019 - 14:44

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Fundamental fibre technology training at Bloemfontein event

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 14:42

Fancy a trip to the luxurious Emoya Estate in Bloemfontein? Why not join WAPA on 8 February to indulge in a training session on fundamental fibre technology that’s sure to reduce your stress levels.

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Mon, 12/10/2018 - 16:58

WAPA tags, with an adhesive backing, are available for sticking onto devices. Order here Keep watching your inbox for the next issue of the WAPA newsletter.

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Get in on the ground floor with the WISP event of the decade

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 16:58

The success of WISPAPALOOZA (also known as WISPA), an event that brings together the WISP (Wireless Internet Service Providers) world, has opened up a very exciting opportunity for our local WISP community. WAPA is thrilled to be launching its own niche WISP event in South Africa. So if you are an experienced WISP, you definitely won’t want to miss out on this!

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Making headway with DTPS & ICASA

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 16:55

A number of opportunities have unfolded over the past 18 months for WAPA to collaboratively work with the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services (DTPS) and the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA).

WAPA was invited to a discussion on ‘Rapid Deployment’ with DTPS. The concern from DTPS is that the Municipalities are interfering with rapid deployment. This has resulted in a more intense scrutiny of local Government bodies.

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Feedback from ICASA

Fri, 07/20/2018 - 09:50
On 20th July we met with the national assembly of the ICASA compliance officers. Eldred Eckermans gave a training session on wireless principles after which we had very interactive feedback. The message was clear, 'clean up your high sites'.
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Rapid Development

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 09:54
We had a very interesting meeting with DTPS on 18 July as the first in our MOU relationship. They have a designated working team to assist with any issue that delays deployment of connectivity.
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5G Network conference

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 09:45
5G trials are under way but that does not mean 5G is here. 5G will only be fully defined in 2020 receiving feedback from these trials. I would like to feedback aspects of what I am learning at the 5G conference in Durban.
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First Future Wireless Technologies Forum of 2015 Tackles SA's Broadband Rollout Objectives

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 10:11

First of three collaborative discussion events on July 15 brings together SA's Internet providers, government, and the regulator to find ways to bring about the ambitious South Africa Connect broadband rollout goals. The Internet provider industry, technology analysts, civic groups and Icasa, the national telecommunications regulator, have joined forces to address the desperate need to roll out better, faster and more affordable Internet access across South Africa.

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Advice from WAPA on deploying networks in municipalities

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 06:00

Following a recent string of legal battles between municipalities and several telecommunications companies, most notably the judgement of the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in favour of Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) over the Msunduzi municipality, a number of companies are beginning to build wireless networks on public (municipal) property, without the explicit permission of the municipality. This development is incredibly exciting for the industry but there are a few considerations for both the public and private sector which are important to highlight. Firstly, the legal background.

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