Welcome to the Internet Service Providers’ Association

ISPA is a South African non profit company, and recognised Internet industry representative body. Formed in 1996, ISPA has historically served as an active industry body, facilitating exchange between the different independent Internet service providers, ICASA and other government structures, operators and other service providers in South Africa.

Latest Press Releases

Will 2020 be the Year of Communicating Cheaply?

There are positive signs that South Africans will enjoy more affordable mobile data in 2020. Initiatives by the Competition Commission and the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) to reduce the cost to communicate as well as progress with the assignment of spectrum suitable for mobile data services shouldl lead to price relief for […]

SA’s Robust Internet is Slow But On the Go

News that a repair ship left Cape Town harbour on Thursday, 23 January to repair the SAT-3 and WACS submarine cables is welcome news for local Internet users coping with slow web speeds since both telecoms cables were severed the previous week. The cables provide international connectivity between South Africa and Europe, via the West […]

New Approach to Resolving ISP Disputes Proves Successful

The South African Internet consumer’s response to a mediation process put in place by the country’s Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) has been ‘overwhelmingly positive’. That’s according to Guy Halse, ISPA co-chair, who says the industry association’s members have also embraced ISPA’s consumer mediation process launched in September last year. ISPA has been holding its […]

Blackhole Offers Light at the End of the DDOS Tunnel

Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in South Africa were targeted with an unusually large number of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks last month with media reports attributing these cyberattacks to organised criminal syndicates. It’s not all bad news, however, as administrators at South Africa’s Internet Exchanges (INXs) are taking firm and co-ordinated action to join […]