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

ISPA’s Top Three Cybersecurity Takeaways for the Holiday Season

South Africa’s Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) highlights three cybersecurity considerations as the annual holiday season approaches. The first concerns the need for citizens to report cybercrime as they would any other crime. When reporting a cybercrime at a local South African Police Service (SAPS) station, it is imperative that the complainant requests that it be […]

ISPA Membership at Record High, Code Ensures Excellence

Membership of South Africa’s Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) is at a record high of 206 Internet Service Providers (ISPs), driven by a quarter-century commitment to doing things right. Five years ago, there were 184 members. ISPA members commit themselves to upholding the ISPA Code of Conduct and this ensures consumers are able to experience […]

Internet Speed Tests are Useful as Rough Guides – ISPA

Speed tests should be viewed only as rough guides to the quality of broadband connections, says the Internet Service Providers’ Association of SA (ISPA). An Internet speed test measures the connection speed – as well as the quality of the connected device – by running consecutive tests that analyse different aspects of the connection; including […]

SA’s Internet Firms Want to Compete with Mobile Networks

The overwhelming majority of South Africans access the Internet using mobile devices and thus the cost of mobile data has a real impact on quality of life. In a data-dependent future, affordable communication costs are vital to improving quality of life. The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) will shortly publish regulations designed to […]