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

Summer’s Here and Search’s Up!

Summer’s here and school holidays are upon us. “Millions of young South Africans will soon be experiencing the lazy, hazy days of summer and with them, plenty of free time to surf both the sea and the web,” says André van der Walt, chair of SA’s Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA). With smartphone penetration well […]

African Internet Addresses to Run Out in March 2020

– Zimbabwe and Gabon more prepared than South Africa South Africa’s Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) says local ICT (Information and Communications Technology) service providers that don’t support the latest version of the Internet Protocol (IPv6) are potentially threatening the country’s participation in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). IPv4 addresses have already run out in […]

Dark Fibre Donation to Light Up the Local Internet

INX-ZA has signed an agreement with Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) by which the wholesale connectivity provider will donate fibre to the community-run, multisite Johannesburg Internet Exchange (JINX). The DFA donation will specifically provide JINX with redundant no-cost, high-speed fibre between the Isando and Parklands Internet exchange point location. This will enable JINX to make use […]

Public Advisory: Domain Name Fraud

The advisory below was prepared by the Internet Service Providers’ Association of SA (ISPA) in collaboration with the ZA Domain Name Authority (ZADNA) and the ZA Central Registry (ZACR) in the interests of helping to prevent domain name fraud in South Africa. South Africa now has more than 31 million Internet users[1], more than 64% […]