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The non-profit behind South Africa’s fixed wireless Internet.

WAPA is positioned to be an interface between the government regulator (ICASA), network operators, service providers, and consumers.


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Service
Providers

WAPA helps WISPs establish themselves quickly, professionally and efficiently

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Business
Users

WAPA helps businesses, large and small, get reliable wireless connectivity from certified service providers

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Users

WAPA helps people at home get dependable connectivity from approved providers

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OEMs and
Vendors

We help OEMs and Vendors engage receptive WISPs who anticipate marketing and promotional communications

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Service Providers

WISPs face significant challenges. Regulations, competition, local and global changes create a pyramid of complexity. We help members navigate the intricacies with greater certainty, creating sustainable business opportunities

Become a member to get expert legal advice, understand regulatory requirements, access technical expertise and best practice, and many other operational benefits that help you establish your business quickly and sustain it efficiently.

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Our Events

Our Events

We host the annual WAPALOZA event and regular regional events
Giving members excellent opportunities to:

  • Learn about the latest industry developments
  • Access industry experts directly
  • Engage WAPA executives in personal discussions
  • Network informally with peers, vendors and experts
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Vendors

WAPA helps OEM and vendor members engage WISP markets directly

OEMs and Vendors can communicate directly with service providers who make and influence business decisions through our consensual mailing lists, as well as our regional and national events.

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Latest news

SA Judges are Clear – We won’t tolerate battery theft

Wed, 13/07/2022 - 13:46
That three men were handed 30-year sentences each for stealing cell tower batteries sends a clear message from South Africa’s judiciary, the intent of which WAPA supports.
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Wapa’s Paul Colmer on Why ICASA should Open Up 6GHz for WIFI

Tue, 31/05/2022 - 08:41
Wapa executive Paul Colmer joins the TechCentral podcast (listen below) to unpack why the association has made this call, and why it believes opening up the 6GHz band to unlicensed telecommunications providers could generate huge benefits for the country.
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