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

Why the Delay in Non-Geographic Number Portability, Telkom?

South Africa launched number portability in 2006 with the ability of mobile users to port their telephone numbers between cellular networks. This facility aimed at boosting competition within the country’s historically-uncompetitive telecoms sector has been wildly-successful with more than eight million people choosing to change their mobile network operator without losing their mobile number. In […]

Teachers Encouraged to Enter National ICT in Education Competition

The nonprofit Digital Education Institute (DEI) has issued a call for the country’s teachers to enter the 2019 ISPA SuperTeacher of the Year Competition by visiting www.ispasuperteachers.co.za. Registration for one of South Africa’s longest-running annual ICT (Information & Communication Technologies) in education competitions is open – and will  close on 3 May 2019. Following registration, […]

Foreign Cloud Investment Tips the Balance to Local

The scale of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the South African Internet in recent months has meant that in-country content is on track to soon exceed out-of-country content. The localisation of the content accessed by South African web users is helped by major content and Cloud providers building infrastructure located in Africa’s most diversified economy. […]

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 […]