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

ICASA Investigating Mobile Data Competition a Welcome End to 2018

South Africa’s Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) has welcomed the publishing last month by the Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA) of a formal notice of its intention to conduct an inquiry into competition in the provision of mobile broadband services. According to ISPA, this is a process that everyone should get excited about. “This […]

Open Access Making Progress, ISPA Says

Communities across the country are increasingly insisting on open access fibre optic cable installations which provide a neutral platform for ISPs to compete with each other to the benefit of tenants and residents. That’s the word from South Africa’s Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) which says elected representatives of gated communities, estates and business parks […]

Silence Greets ICASA’s Call Termination Rates

The Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA) announced last week that it has concluded its three-year investigation into call termination rates. These are the fees telephony service providers, including Telkom and the mobile network operators, pay each other to terminate voice calls made by a subscriber of one service provider to a subscriber of another […]

The Exceptionally Unhelpful Subscriber Service Charter Regulations

ICASA has made much of amendments to the End-User and Subscriber Service Charter (EUSSC) Regulations which it says will help consumers with some of the more predatory practices employed by mobile networks and other service providers. However, says SA’s Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA), it is now more than 100 days since these regulations were […]