Wireless Access Providers’ Association (WAPA), established in 2006, is a non-profit IRB (industry representative body) acting as a collective voice for independent wireless operators in South Africa.
WAPA’s primary objective is to ensure the sustainability of the wireless access services market. WAPA facilitates self-regulation of the outdoor fixed wireless and indoor nomadic wireless industries.
WAPA is positioned to be an interface between the government regulator (ICASA), network operators, service providers and consumers. WAPA’s membership is differentiated from other wireless providers by their focus on using open standard wireless technologies (Wifi).
WAPA offers its members regulatory advice, a code of conduct, an enforcement process and a forum for sharing knowledge and resolving technical problems.