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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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8:00 – 8:45 Registration
9:00 – 9:45 Session 1 WAPA Welcome
9:45 – 10:30 Session 2 DTPS
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee
11:00 – 11:45 Session 3 Connect 90% homes in next 10 years
11:45 – 12:30 Session 4 Artificial Intelligence – how it will impact SA
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:15 Session 5 How 4IR will change us
14:15 – 15:00 Session 6 Cambium connectivity case studies
15:00 – 15:30 Tea
15:30 – 16:15 Session 7 Panel discussion
8:00 – 8:45 Registration
9:00 – 9:45 Session 1 What spectrum WAPA members need
9:45 – 10:30 Session 2 Why Dynamic Spectrum Allocation
10:30 – 11:00 Session 3 Case studies Microsoft
11:00 – 11:45 Coffee
11:45 – 12:30 Session 4 White spaces database
12:30 – 13:30 Session 5 Radwin / Adaptrum
13:30 – 14:15 Lunch
14:15 – 15:00 Session 6 TVWS and  ICASA progress update
15:00 – 15:30 Tea
15:30 – 16:15 Session 7 Panel discussion
8:00 – 8:45 Registration
9:00 – 9:45 Session 1 Is 5G real?
9:45 – 10:30 Session 2 5G standards and regulation
10:30 – 11:00 Session 3 The 5G standards
11:00 – 11:45 Coffee
11:45 – 12:30 Session 4 Duxbury
12:30 – 13:30 Session 5 WWRF
13:30 – 14:15 Lunch
14:15 – 15:00 Session 6 Panel discussion
15:00 – 15:30 Tea
15:30 – 16:15 Session 7 WAPA AGM

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)

  1. RADWIN Technologies – Portfolio & Interference Mitigation Techniques
  2. PtP Alpha and PtMP Jet Air Course
  3. RADWIN R-Planner and Service Estimation Tool (SET) Training Course
  4. RADWIN WINDeploy and WINTouch Training Course

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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