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

Know Who to Contact to get the Best out of Fibre

South Africa’s high-speed broadband Internet sector is a model of consumer choice, with consumers able to choose from a variety of ISPs providing Internet access and other services over the open-access fibre networks being rolled out across South Africa. However, along with the competition that comes with a maturing market, comes added complexity. “When it […]


Last Chance to Enter National ICT in Education Competition

South African teachers with a special interest in the application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the educational environment have until this Monday, 13 May to enter the 2019 ISPA SuperTeacher of the Year Competition. That’s according to the administrator of the country’s longest-running national ICT in education awards, the nonprofit Digital Education Institute […]


Leading Continental Partner for iWeek 2019

South Africa’s leading annual Internet industry conference and exhibition, iWeek, is once again attracting the cream of the crop with the South African Network Operator’s Group (SAFNOG) a key partner for 2019. SAFNOG’s primary focus is on building and sustaining regional, infrastructure-based communities throughout Southern Africa and the continent. The SAFNOG-5 conference will take place […]


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 […]