First Future Wireless Technologies Forum of 2015 Tackles SA’s Broadband Rollout Objectives

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. Read more…

WAPA Announces Collaboration with WBA

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. WAPA and WBA have established a cross-industry working group to facilitate communication and collaboration around open access carrier-grade Wi-Fi networks. Read more…

WAPA AGM 2013 & New Committee

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. Project manager Arno Hart reported on the success of the Cape Town TVWS Trial, of which WAPA is a partner. Read more…

WAPA focused on bridging the gap to true Broadband at iWeek 2012

Cape Town, 12 September 2012 — It’s all wireless today at South Africa’s premier Internet Service Providers’ conference, iWeek 2012, Century City, Cape Town

The annual major event, organized by Internet Service Providers Association (ISPA), ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA), ZA Central Registry (ZACR), South Africa Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC-ZA) and Wireless Access Providers Association (WAPA) is being hosted at the Crystal Towers Conference Center in Century City. Read more…

WAPA Explainer Video

After some months of conceptualising and lots of hard work from the team at Blink Tower and much input from the WAPA Marketing working group, the eagerly awaited WAPA video has been released and is now LIVE on the WAPA homepage as well as the WAPA YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/wapasouthafrica

The video is a 60-second explainer which briefly informs the viewer what WAPA can do for its members, how important it is to be a member, and the value WAPA offers to its members.

By playing this video at upcoming conferences and expo’s, WAPA hopes to attract many of the wireless providers who are interested in upgrading their status by committing to following WAPA’s Industry Code of Conduct, as this will benefit the wireless industry as a whole.

This video is also part of the drive to make wireless customers ask the question, “Is my service provider a WAPA-member?”, in turn encouraging more WISPs to join WAPA, making us a truly representative body of independent wireless operators.