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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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WAPA Predictions for 2015

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:44

January is upon us once more, with all its promise of new beginnings, change, and big aspirations. In December, the news is full of reviews and analysis of the year gone by, whereas January sees predictions for the coming year. While predictions are notoriously difficult, WAPA has focused on the trends impacting the wireless industry and predicts the following for 2015.

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Spectrum Policy Key to Achieving Objectives of SA Connect

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 09:34

The Wireless Access Providers Association (WAPA) has released a draft Position Paper on Spectrum, and last week hosted the second Future Wireless Technologies Forum, as part of iWeek, at the Indaba Hotel in Johannesburg. Both these initiatives are for the purpose of giving real-world examples and industry insight to the Regulator and to policymakers.

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WAPA Announces New Leadership

Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:26

The Wireless Access Providers Association (WAPA) held its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, 18 September 2014, at the iWeek Conference in Johannesburg.

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Second Future Wireless Technologies Forum at iWeek 2014

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 11:37
Following the success of the first Future Wireless Technologies Forum (FWTF), held in Johannesburg earlier this year, and support for more discussions of this nature, WAPA will be hosting the second forum at iWeek annual Internet industry conference. The Future Wireless Technologies Forum is a series of collaborative discussions hosted by WAPA, the purpose of which is to explore trends, best practices, and opportunities for new wireless technologies and solutions in the context of the regulatory framework of South Afri
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Insights from WAPA Future Wireless Technologies Forum

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 13:04

The first Future Wireless Technologies Forum, held on May 29th, brought together service providers, equipment manufacturers, and stakeholders from government and the Regulator to better understand the possibilities, challenges, and commercial implications of wireless technologies. At the moment, the Regulator does not have a licensing framework for frequencies above 30 GHz.

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