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

Opportunity Knocks as Copper Bows Out

South Africa’s digitisation journey is gathering steam as Telkom’s wholesale division, Openserve, announces moves to decommission its copper network on an area-by-area basis in favour of new access mediums such as optic fibre. While Openserve cannot currently provide a fixed date for any particular area, limited decommissioning of the copper-based POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service) […]

Rapid Deployment of Infrastructure Key to Post-COVID Recovery

The gazetting of the long-overdue draft policy on rapid deployment of electronic communications networks and facilities is good news for a South African economy that shrank 51 percent in the second quarter of 2020. That’s according to the Internet Service Providers’ Association of SA (ISPA) which says the boost to gross domestic product (GDP) delivered […]

Don’t be Taken for a Ride in the Quest to Surf at Home

The Internet Service Providers’ Association of SA (ISPA) cautions prospective home Internet users to be circumspect when evaluating advertising claims. ISPA is concerned that some providers of home connectivity solutions may be trying to capitalise on the current demand by consumers for ICT (Information and Communications Technology) services that enable them to work from home. […]

ISPA Explains the Nuts & Bolts of Home Connectivity

Connecting to the Internet in South Africa can be as simple as using a smartphone powered by a SIM card. However, the downside of mobile web surfing is that it can be fairly pricey and may result in large and unexpected bills for mobile data charges. FTTX (Fibre to the home, business and any other […]