9 Reasons Why WISPs Keep Renewing Their WAPA Memberships

Tue, 23/03/2021 - 10:27
“We’ve got a long history of working flat out for the industry. Probably the biggest benefit for most of the new WISPs is the training we offer, the regulatory advice from our specialist lawyers, and the forum for technical advice, because it helps them get their businesses up and running quickly and effectively,” says Karel Venter, deputy chair of WAPA and volunteer at the non-profit.
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Broadband Internet without Fibre is Too Good to be True? Wrong!

Thu, 11/03/2021 - 21:10
Decent broadband internet without fibre is too good to be true. Or is it? The sad reality for many South Africans is that they’ll never get access to fibre. Fibre needs a cable and can only be delivered where the cable reaches. Added to that, the fibre signal can only go so far from the box on the corner of the street. If you’re on a farm or even a smallholding the nearest street with a box on the corner is miles away and may as well be in the frozen wastelands of Canada for all the good it does you.
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This is Why Everyone has Broadband Internet Except You

Wed, 24/02/2021 - 19:35
It feels like everyone has broadband except you because everyone talks about watching streaming TV like Netflix and Showmax while you’re stuck paying a grand a month to watch satellite TV.
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COVID-19 Level 4 Resources and Documents

Mon, 04/05/2020 - 13:30

Please see below on this page some documents and resources on  COVID-19 Level 4.

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WAPA COVID-19 sustaining network operations

Tue, 24/03/2020 - 16:43
Following the presidential address last night and the upcoming lockdown on Thursday WAPA intends to support all members in maintaining their business and clients during this time. This document is advised policy and will be amended daily to keep in line with governmental policy as it rolls out. The scope is to advise on best practice to minimise person to person contact and safety and hygiene procedures while carrying out essential services to keep clients connected during the lockdown period.
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Wapa is proud to announce Radwin is our Platinum Sponsor for Regional Events and Wapaloza this year

Thu, 23/01/2020 - 10:48
Since 1997 RADWIN has brought technical innovations that go beyond the limits of wireless connectivity, and has been the trusted partner to Tier 1 Carriers in over 170 countries for fixed wireless broadband. RADWIN’s solutions power applications including enterprise and residential broadband access, backhaul, private network connectivity, video surveillance transmission as well as delivering unrivalled broadband for trains and metros.
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WAPA to drive TVWS Pilot Project

Wed, 04/09/2019 - 10:58

In ground-breaking news, the long-awaited TV White Space (TVWS) grant to support an Adaptrum-led project to help improve Internet access to rural areas in South Africa, was made by the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) on 5 August in Durban.

US Consulate General in Durban political and economic chief Hala Rharrit signed the grant on behalf of USTDA, along with Wireless Access Providers Association (WAPA) executive committee member and Pilot Project Lead, Paul Colmer.

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EE Publishers official media partners to WAPALOZA

Wed, 04/09/2019 - 10:57

Well-known trade publishing group – EE Publishers – has put its weight behind WAPALOZA as the event’s official media partner.

The primary activity of EE Publishers is publishing in the print and electronic media, with a particular focus on the electrical, electronics, measurement, automation, control, computer, information, geo-informatics and communication technology sectors of Southern Africa.

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Reserve your seat at WAPALOZA

Wed, 04/09/2019 - 10:57

With just days to go until the WAPALOZA conference and training programmes start on 16 September, there are still some seats left for you. Don’t miss out on this golden opportunity to learn about the latest trends and technology available in the WISP market. Your membership gets you free conference attendance, three free training sessions and four hugely discounted training sessions. Act now – reserve your seat

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ICT Infrastructure 2019 Conference and Exhibition

Wed, 07/08/2019 - 08:19

WAPA will be taking a stand and a speaking slot at the ICT Infrastructure 2019 conference and exhibition on 28-29 August at emperors Palace in Johannesburg. Read more here about this exciting event and how WAPA members get a 10% discount.

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