Welcome to the Internet Service Providers’ Association

Please note that the Secretariat closes on the 13th December 2024 and opens again on 2nd January 2025. You are welcome to complete the application forms, lodge requests, or contact us, however these queries will only be processed when the Secretariat opens again in the new year.

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 Questions Aggressive Reductions in Fixed Call Termination Rates

ISPA, South Africa’s official internet Industry Representative Body (IRB), questions recently announced aggressive reductions in fixed call termination rates. ISPA furthermore calls for implementation of the planned convergence of mobile and fixed call termination rates towards eventual parity. Call termination rates are fees charged by telecoms networks to ensure calls originally placed by a subscriber […]

Undersea Cable Breaks Highlight Resilient Networks, says ISPA

News that some local internet users have experienced slow speeds since an estimated four undersea telecoms cables connecting Africa to the world were severed is worthy of concern, however, the impact has been muted due to years of sustained investment in the South African web. The cables provide international connectivity between South Africa and Europe, […]

National Fibre Mapping Project Highlights Minimal Choice of Fibre Providers

The Internet Service Providers’ Association of SA (ISPA) NPC today released the results of its Open Access Network (OAN) mapping project, conducted in partnership with mapping specialists 28East. An OAN is an infrastructure network provider delivering wholesale  fibre services to Internet Service Providers (ISPs) that then form the basis for internet services provided to end […]

It’s All Systems Go for ZANOG@iWeek2024!

It’s just a few days to go until ISPs, network operators, techies, public officials, executives, students, legal professionals and others with an interest in the internet descend on Somerset West near Cape Town for ZANOG@iWeek2024. The line-up for the 12 to 14 March 2024 event at the Lord Charles Hotel is looking enticing: iweek.org.za/agenda. For […]