Welcome to the Internet Service Providers’ Association

Please note that the Secretariat closes on the 15th December 2022 and opens again on 2nd January 2023. 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

Extended Data Rollover will be Welcome Relief for Consumers, says ISPA

With food and transport costs on the rise in South Africa, it’s imperative that the Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA) moves swiftly to finalise pro-consumer amendments to its End-User and Subscriber Service Charter (EUSSC) Regulations. If adopted, the amendments will provide welcome basic cost relief for consumers because they require telecommunications operators to rollover […]

SA Marks Six Months of Slick Non-Geographic Number Porting

It’s been almost six months since the March implementation of non-geographic number portability and the process has been overwhelmingly efficient. Commenting on the new-found ability of corporates, SMEs, NGOs and others with 0800, 086 and 087 phone numbers to be able to move their usually heavily-advertised contact numbers to more innovative providers from early March […]

ISPA Calls for ICASA Amnesty on Ownership and Control Transactions

The Internet Service Providers’ Association of SA (ISPA) has issued a call for  the Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA) to take steps to clarify industry confusion relating to licensees entering into transactions which affect their ownership structure. At the heart of this confusion is ICASA’s failure to take a clear position on which transactions […]

Gauteng Event in July to Conclude Inaugural iDays

Places are filling up fast for the final Gauteng instalment of the series of iDays planned for 2022. This is the first year that the Internet Service Providers’ Association of South Africa (ISPA) hosts iDays in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape. The latter two iDays have already taken place and the well-attended events went a […]