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WAPALOZA

Equipping the wireless internet service provider industry with invaluable skills and information

 The WAPALOZA Conference & Expo is a 3-day training event to inform members and other industry delegates about various industry topics that affect how business is done. These include the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), TV White Space, and 5G. The event will equip young, enthusiastic individuals with the knowledge to start their own Wireless Internet Service Provider business.

Conference Programme

Dates: 16-18 September 2019

Times: Registration daily from 08:00 to 08:45. The programme starts at 9:00 and ends at 16:15 on 16 & 17 September. On 18 September the programme starts at 9:00 and finishes at 15:30 followed by the WAPA AGM.

Venue: Leriba Hotel, Centurion, Gauteng
*Accommodation is available at the venue http://leriba.co.za/accomodation/

GPS coordinates: Latitude:-25.847936  Longitude: 28.179707

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9:15 Session 1: WAPA Welcome and Opening – Tim Genders (WAPA)
9:30-10:00 Session 2: Dept. of Communications – TBA
10:00-10:30 Session 3: Case Studies of connecting low income homes – Dudu Mkhwanazi (Project Isizwe ISPA sponsor)
10:30- 11:00 Coffee
11:00-11:30 Session 4: Connecting 90% of SA homes – Marco de Ru (MiRo)
11:30-12:00 Session 5: Connecting up rural USA – Mark (Duxbury)
12:00-12:30 Session 6 – (Cambium)
12:30 to 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:00 Session 7 – (Telrad)
14:00 to 14:30 Session 8: Czechia – TBA
14:30 to 15:00 Session 9: How 4IR will change us – Alan Knott Craig (Herotel)
15:00 to 15:30 Tea
15:30 to 16:15 Session 10: Panel discussion – Tim Genders, Miro, Alan Knott Craig, Dudu Mkhwanazi, Telrad
9:00am -9:30 Session 1: What spectrum WAPA members need – Dominic Cull (Elipsis Regulatory)
9:30-10:00 Session 2: Why Dynamic spectrum allocation – Mark Rotter (Dynamic Spectrum Alliance)
10:00-10:30 Session 3: CBRS & TVWS in the USA – Nathan Stooke (WISPA)
10:30-11:00 Coffee
11:00 – 11:30 Session 4: Case studies Microsoft: Airband – Trevor Genis (Microsoft)
11:30-12:00 Session 5: WAPA USTDA Project – Jacob / Mark (USTDA / DSA)
12:00-12:30 Session 6: Lessons learnd from trials  – Albert Lysko (CSIR)
12:30-13;30 Lunch
13;30-14;00 Session 7: CSIR: White spaces database – Ntsibane Ntlatlapa (CSIR)
14:00- – 14:30 Session 8: Radwin – Nick Ehrke (Radwin)
14:30 to 15:00 Session 9: Spectrum Database ICASA progress – Richard Makgotlho (CSIR)
15:00 to 15:30 Tea
15:30 to 16:15 Session 10: Panel discussion – Ntsibane Ntlatlapa, Mark Rotter, Nick Ehrke, Paul Colmer, Nathan Stooke , Lucas Rossi Richard Makgotlho ICASA
9:00 -9:30 Session: Is 5G real? –  Paul Colmer (WAPA)
9:30-10:00 Session 2: 3GPP v16 and ITU – IMT 2020 – Paul Ingelsby (Telecoms standards strategist)
10:00-10:30 Session 3: 5G handsets, modems and GSA – Elizabeth Migwalla (Qualcomm and GSA)
10:30-11:00 Coffee
11:00 – 11:30 Session 4: The view of 5G from the USA – Nathan Stookes (WISPA)
11:30-12:00 Session 5: The Future for a WISP in the 5G World – Lesley Colmer (WAPA)
12:00-12:30 Session 6: Switchcom – Lucas Rossi (Switchcom ALGcom)
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:00 Session 7: Rolling out a 5G network – Francois Fourie (Comsol)
14:00-14.30 Session 8 – William Stucke (William Stucke Associates)
14:30-15:00 Session 9: Panel discussion – William Stucke, Elizabeth Migwalla, Paul Colmer, Paul Ingelsby, Nathan Stookes
15:00-15:15 Tea
15:15-16:00 Session 10: AGM

Breakaway rooms

9:00 to 9:30 Session 1
9:30 to 10:00 Evenflow
10:00 to 10:30 Radwin
10:30-11:00 Coffee
11:00 to 11:30 Duxbury
11:30 to 12:00 Cambium
12:00 to 12:30 Miro
12:30 to 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:00 Telrad
14:00 – 14:30 Switchcom
14:30 to 15:00 Afren
15:00 to 15:30 Tea
15.30 to 16:00 Scoop
9:00 to 9:30 Telrad
9:30 to 10:00 Duxbury
10:00 to 10:30 Evenflow
10:30-11:00 Coffee
11:00 to 11:30 Radwin
11:30 to 12:00 Cambium
12:00 to 12:30 Switchcom
12:30 to 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:00 Miro
14:00 – 14:30 Saisei
14:30 to 15:00 Scoop
15:00 to 15:30 Tea
15.30 to 16:00 Frogfoot
9:00 to 9:30 Saisei
9:30 to 10:00 Duxbury
10:00 to 10:30 Miro
10:30-11:00 Coffee
11:00 to 11:30 Cambium
11:30 to 12:00 Telrad
12:00 to 12:30 Comsol
12:30 to 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:00 Radwin
14:00 – 14:30 Switchcom
14:30 to 15:00 Frogfoot
15:00 to 15:30 Tea
15.30 to 16:00 Afren

Training Sessions

This course aims to equip delegates with the basic knowledge of planning, implementing and maintaining successful fixed broadband wireless networks. This course covers radio frequency theory, channel widths and assignment, understanding antennas and ICASA regulations.

No. of people per session: 30
Room: 1
Type: RF Training
Days: 1
Cost per person: MiRO funded

This course aims to provide participants, that are new to the field of fibre optic solutions, with the basic knowledge on how fibre optic networks work, the difference between active and passive networks, how to do a loss budget calculation, understanding the different network splitting architecture and so much more.

No. of people per session: 30
Room: 2
Type: Fibre Training
Days: 1
Cost per person: MiRO funded

Cambium Certified ePMP Technical training provides delegates with technical knowledge and hands-on experience to implement Cambium’s wireless hardware. In this training, clients will learn more about Cambium’s ePMP product offering and get firsthand experience in setting up access points and subscriber modules for both Point-to-Point and Point-to-Multipoint solutions. It also covers topics such as high-level troubleshooting, GPS Sync configuration, Cambium’s LinkPlanner Tool and cnMaestro Cloud Management.

No. of people per session: 25
Room: 1
Type: Acknowledged
Days: 2
Cost per person: R1500

Mimosa training focuses on providing delegates with the product know-how and the technical experience to plan, implement and maintain successful wireless networks using the MIMOSA range of point-to-multipoint and point-to-point solutions.  It will discuss MIMOSA cloud management, network design tool and configuration of access points and connected stations for point-to-point and point-to-multipoint applications as well as the implementation of SRS– GPS Sync Solution.

No. of people per session: 25
Room: 2
Type: Acknowledged
Days: 2
Cost per person: R1500

Mikrotik Certified Network Associate Training is ideal for network engineers and technicians who want to deploy and support networks using MikroTik RouterOS and equipment. It will provide delegates with the skills needed to configure MikroTik RouterOS as a dedicated router, a bandwidth manager, a secure firewall appliance and much more. This course covers the basics for people who are new to the MikroTik RouterOS and concentrates on the basics of setting up a MikroTik device. After successful completion of the course, delegates will receive an internationally recognised MTCNA certificate that is valid for three years. The MTCNA is the first step to unlock more advanced certifications like Wireless Engineering and Routing Engineering.

No. of people per session: 25
Room: 3
Type: Certified
Days: 3
Cost per person: R6500.00 NON-WAPA and for WAPA Members R2500.00 (includes router)

Join us at WAPAPALOZA and learn all about RADWIN JET PtMP and Alpha PtP. Dig-deep into Network Planning, enable your sales force with RADWIN Service Estimation Tool and lower the cost to manage and run your network with next-generation RADWIN Operational Tools.

Training Agenda:
Day 1: Introduction to RADWIN JET PtMP and Alpha PtP Portfolio
Target audience: WISP who are not familiar with RADWIN Interference Mitigation Technology and best practice deployments using Smart-Beamforming, Intra and Inter-Site Synchronisation, Dynamic-CBA, and how Non-Interrupt Transmission Works to ensure link stability and high capacity.

Day 2: RADWIN R-Planner and Service Estimation Tool (SET) Training
Target Audience: WISP who are using or looking to use RADWIN planning tools to design and optimize their networks. Attendees to complete the course will have free access to R-Planner and SET.

Day 3: RADWIN Operational Tools WinDeploy and WinTouch with an intro to WinManage
Target Audience: WISP who are using or looking to use RADWIN, and use RADWIN OSS tools to improve operational efficiencies in their deployment, installations, and management of a RADWIN network.

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No. of people per session: 20
Room: 4
Days: 3
Cost per person: Radwin funded

  1. The Ubiquiti Broadband Wireless Specialist Course (UBWS) is a in-class airMAX/airFiber training course, designed for applied learning and entry-level certification. Be introduced to Ubiquiti’s powerful wireless products, learn how to make wireless links, and get hands-on practice with airMAX-ac equipment in an instructor-led classroom.
  2. The Ubiquiti Broadband Wireless Admin (UBWAv2) Course is a in-class training course that focuses on the most important outdoor wireless networking concepts. The course, recently re-designed by Ubiquiti, features new course materials and lab activities using airMAX-ac equipment. Special attention is given on how to design, build, and manage a successful wireless ISP.

No. of people per session: 20
Room: 6
Type: Certified
Days: 3
Cost per person: R675 – includes LOCO-5ACL device used during training

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