WAPA, established in 2006, is a non-profit trade association acting as a collective voice for the wireless industry. WAPA’s primary objective is to promote the growth of the wireless industry by facilitating self-regulation, promoting best practices, and educating both members and the market about new wireless technologies and business models. WAPA offers its members regulatory advice, technical training, a code of conduct, a forum for knowledge-sharing and business-enablement opportunities.

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WAPA is positioned to be an interface between the government regulator (ICASA), network operators, service providers, and consumers. WAPA regularly makes submissions and presentations to the government on regulations affecting the wireless industry. WAPA is tirelessly lobbying for more progressive and efficient spectrum management in South Africa and is focusing on the possibilities of TVWS spectrum for interference-free access.


WAPA: The future of WiFi is (almost) here

Until very recently, WiFi services have been limited to narrow allocations in the 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz bands. Thankfully, many countries are already opening up all or part of the 6 GHz band in unlicensed spectrum, known as WiFi 6E. Continue reading to find out more.

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