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.
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Latest Press Releases
ICASA Regulations Set to Bring Data Relief
Released on 2023-03-15
It’s World Consumer Rights Day on 15 March and South Africa’s Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) is reminding the country’s voice and data users of their new rights under the pro-consumer amendments to the End-User and Subscriber Service Charter (EUSSC) Regulations. Finalisation of the regulations by ICASA (The Independent Communications Authority of SA) is expected […]
ISPA Cautions Against Forced Fibre Upgrades
Released on 2023-03-06
The Internet Service Providers’ Association of SA (NPC) (“ISPA”) today sounded a word of caution around Fibre Network Operators (FNOs) forcing fibre upgrades on consumers. While upgrades advertising ‘more for the same price’, for example, are indeed good news for most consumers, FNOs shouldn’t assume forced upgrades make sense for everyone. In today’s challenging economic […]
It’s High Time to Bolster Ransomware Defences
Released on 2023-02-22
There’s no time like the present and with local firms increasingly in the sights of organised cybercriminals, SA’s Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) says ransomware defences must be routinely evaluated and disaster recovery procedures regularly tested. Best practice demands three copies of backup data with two copies onsite, on different media, and at least one […]
Mark Safer Internet Day by Being ‘Present, Aware and Involved’
Released on 2023-02-06
Parents can mark ‘Safer Internet Day’ (SID) on 07 February by committing to being present, aware and involved when it comes to their children’s online and offline activities in 2023. That’s the word from South Africa’s Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) which reminds the country’s parents and guardians of the very real danger of cyberbullying […]