South Africa: WAPA launches Future Wireless Technologies Forum


The Regulator, ICASA, has engaged the Wireless Access Providers' Association (WAPA) to assist in bringing stakeholders from the regulatory field and industry together to discuss new and innovative technologies, products, and services in the wireless space.

The Future Wireless Technologies Forum is a series of collaborative discussions hosted by WAPA, the purpose of which is to explore trends, best practices, and opportunities for new wireless technologies and solutions in the context of the regulatory framework of South Africa.

It is a first in South Africa for stakeholders in the business and regulatory communities to come together and discuss topics relevant to both, such as spectrum and power output regulations, and solutions that can be brought to market through collaboration and by allowing industry to provide real-world feedback and examples to the Regulator.

The first meeting of the Future Wireless Technologies Forum will focus on technology solutions and related business opportunities in the millimetre wave (mmW) band, with focus on V-Band (60 GHz) and E-Band (70 & 80 GHz).

The event will take place at 10am SAST on Thursday 29 May 2014 in Johannesburg. Any interested parties are requested to contact WAPA for more details by emailing