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

Communities Cannot Let Up in the Quest for Open Access

Communities across South Africa are winning the war for open access and choice. However, says the Internet Service Providers’ Association of SA (ISPA), ground gained in the quest for free competition in the Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) market will be lost if homeowners and tenants don’t keep up the pressure in 2019. “South Africans must refuse second-best […]

ICASA Investigating Mobile Data Competition a Welcome End to 2018

South Africa’s Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) has welcomed the publishing last month by the Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA) of a formal notice of its intention to conduct an inquiry into competition in the provision of mobile broadband services. According to ISPA, this is a process that everyone should get excited about. “This […]

Open Access Making Progress, ISPA Says

Communities across the country are increasingly insisting on open access fibre optic cable installations which provide a neutral platform for ISPs to compete with each other to the benefit of tenants and residents. That’s the word from South Africa’s Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) which says elected representatives of gated communities, estates and business parks […]

Silence Greets ICASA’s Call Termination Rates

The Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA) announced last week that it has concluded its three-year investigation into call termination rates. These are the fees telephony service providers, including Telkom and the mobile network operators, pay each other to terminate voice calls made by a subscriber of one service provider to a subscriber of another […]