What is WAPALOZA?

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 13:33

The WAPALOZA Conference & Expo is a 3-day training event to inform members and other industry delegates about various industry topics that affect how business is done.

These include the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), TV White Space, and 5G. The event will equip young, enthusiastic individuals with the knowledge to start their own Wireless Internet Service Provider business.

WAPALOZA will showcase the latest technologies and go in depth on how to work with these technologies. This event is the culmination of numerous WAPA management committee discussions and will empower members to improve productivity, helping them to gain more customers and become more sustainable.

The trainers are all respected representatives in their field of knowledge and expertise and they will cover a variety of topics including the latest trends and technologies in the wireless sector. Learn from industry experts in simple, easy to understand sessions and through successful case studies.

Where is it being held?

Dates: 16-18 September 2019

Times: Registration daily from 08:00 to 08:45. The programme starts at 9:00 and ends at 16:15 on 16 & 17 September. On 18 September the programme starts at 9:00 and finishes at 15:30 followed by the WAPA AGM.

Venue: Leriba Hotel, Centurion, Gauteng

Who will attend?

  • Corporate network engineers
  • Wireless Internet Service Providers
  • Product managers
  • Project managers
  • Installers
  • Resellers
  • CEOs and MDs interested in taking their company to the next level in technology
  • Companies with wireless and networking related products and services.

How will the training work?

There will be four training streams running concurrently. Delegates can decide which training stream to attend. Space is limited, and costs have been considerably subsidised.

The fifth breakaway room is dedicated to WAPA’s sponsors, who will have three full days to present their latest products to the delegates.

The presentations will be interactive with lots of Q & A opportunities.

WAPA members are invited to bring along one company banner that will be displayed in a ‘walk of fame’ manner in the foyer to the plenary hall. 

WAPALOZA Conference Programme

Some of the topics under discussion include:

  • Connecting 90% of homes in 10 years
  • Artificial Intelligence - how it will impact SA
  • Why Dynamic Spectrum Allocation?
  • White Spaces Database
  • TVWS & ICASA progress update
  • Is 5G real?
  • 5G standards & regulations
  • WWRF

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Some of our speakers include:

  • Elizabeth Migwalla (Qualcomm International Incorporated)
  • Mameetse Masemola (DDG)
  • Paul Inglesby (Africa Analysis)
  • Paul Colmer (WAPA)

Some speaker slots are still available. Contact secretariat@wapa.org.za.

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