Welcome to the Internet Service Providers’ Association

Please note that the Secretariat closes on the 15th December 2023 and opens again on 3 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.

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Latest Press Releases

Boost GDP & BEE in ICT Sector with Easier Access to Licencing

South Africa’s ICT sector could make a bigger contribution to GDP and BEE if ICASA (the Independent Communications Authority of SA) issued an ‘invitation to apply’ (ITA) for individual electronic communications services (IECS) and individual electronic communications network services (IECNS) licences. An IECNS licence allows the holder to enable the provision of connectivity services over a physical […]


ISPA Advises ISPs to Register with the FPB Before 27 January 2023

South Africa’s Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) and the country’s Film and Publication Board (FPB) have a close working relationship and ISPA views recent concerns raised about the requirement of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to register with the FPB as somewhat overblown. “There has been a requirement under the Films and Publications Act for ISPs […]


Slow Internet in the Home Could be Due to Wi-Fi Bottlenecks

Until fibre to the home (FTTH) became a reality for South Africans, slow Internet was usually the result of the link between the home and the Internet Service Provider (ISP). Now, delivery of super-fast broadband Internet to South African homes via fibre optic cable has become so prolific that slow download and browsing speeds are […]


Multifactor Authentication Helps Secure Online Systems

The approach of the New Year is the ideal time to start investigating Multifactor Authentication (MFA), a layered approach to electronic security that requires two or more credentials to verify identity. SA’s Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) says the one-time password (OTP) that underpins many MFA systems ensures there’s an extra security layer preventing unauthorised […]