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EE Publishers official media partners to WAPALOZA

Well-known trade publishing group – EE Publishers – has put its weight behind WAPALOZA as the event’s official media partner.

The primary activity of EE Publishers is publishing in the print and electronic media, with a particular focus on the electrical, electronics, measurement, automation, control, computer, information, geo-informatics and communication technology sectors of Southern Africa.

www.ee.co.za

Gold sponsors

ISPA NPC is a non profit company with members (registration number 2016/167416/08). It was founded in 1996 as a voluntary association and incorporated in 2016. ISPA has a Board of Directors who are elected by the members of ISPA for a three-year term. Each voting member of ISPA has an equal vote, and any member providing Internet access services in South Africa qualifies as a voting member.

On 20 May 2009, ISPA was formally recognised by the Minister of Communications as an Industry Representative Body (IRB) in terms of section 71 of the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act (Act 25 of 2002). This recognition gives the members of ISPA special recognition and limited liability for Internet content.

Over the years, ISPA has developed good working relationships with governmental bodies, including ICASA, the Film and Publications Board, and SAPS and other industry associations, including WAPA, SABRIC and the SA Wi-fi Forum. ISPA maintains relationships with similar associations in other countries, in order to share information and experiences on similar industry issues.

www.ispa.org.za

RADWIN is a leading provider of Point-to-Multipoint and Point-to-Point broadband wireless solutions. Incorporating the most advanced technologies such as a Beam-forming antenna and an innovative Air Interface, RADWIN’s systems deliver optimal performance in the toughest conditions including high interference and obstructed line-of-sight. Deployed in over 170 countries, RADWIN’s solutions power applications including backhaul, broadband access, private network connectivity, video surveillance transmission as well as delivering broadband on the move for trains, vehicles and vessels.

www.radwin.com

Since MiRO was founded in South Africa in 2003, we have grown to be amongst southern Africa’s leading distributors of wireless, networking, VoIP and IP video products. We believe that IP technology is the future of communication and that it should be easily accessible for everyone. Our team of IP convergence professionals are here to take your business to the next level – we empower you to connect communities. Our strong geographical presence in the major urban centres of South Africa, combined with a fast-growing distribution footprint in sub-Saharan Africa and Nairobi, Kenya, enable us to deliver cutting-edge converged IP solutions to our customers at a click of a button – when they need it, where they need it.

www.miro.co.za

Duxbury Networking has provided networking solutions for more than 35 years. As technology and innovation accelerate, we will continue to provide scalable, secure, managed end-to-end solutions backed by certified technical support to supply our resellers ever-changing needs.

We live in a digital world where technology is rapidly evolving every day. The landscape of networking is changing because social media, big data, artificial intelligence, security, streaming, cloud computing and IoT continue to change our network needs.

Technologies like 5G, Wi-Fi 6, SDX and LTE are propelling us towards the future of networking. They have changed the way we do business, the way we communicate and the way we operate as individuals.

Disruption is the order of the day and companies all over the world are looking for innovative strategies to keep up with the change, you cannot afford to let your business become obsolete.

You need a solid plan. You need a technology partner with expertise, vision and foresight. You need flexibility to create the best solutions for your customers’ evolving needs. You need to add value in new ways and exceed customers’ expectations – this sets you apart from other resellers. You need scalable end-to-end networks that can be managed and monitored in real time. You need a specialist partner to help you build a network to support these technologies and all the ones to come.

Duxbury Networking is on this journey with you, now and into the future. We invest our best resources to offer you the best technology solution to meet your customer’s needs.

The time has come to take an active role in reshaping and redefining the South African digital landscape… a landscape that will define your business and your customers for years to come.

store.duxbury.co.za

Telrad Networks is a global provider of TD-LTE broadband solutions, boasting over 300 deployments in 100 countries. Telrad is leading the technology evolution of next-generation fixed LTE solutions in the sub-6 GHz market. Since 1951, the company has been a recognized pioneer in the telecom industry, facilitating the connectivity of millions of end-users through operators, ISPs and enterprises around the world.

Although we’ve been around a long time, we have our eye on the future. Telrad has an experienced team of engineers, sales, marketing and R&D staff, as well as a seasoned executive team, who together drive the company’s continued growth. The company stands at the forefront of the fixed wireless industry, offering operators LTE with cost-optimised configurations, lower total cost of ownership, NLOS capabilities and higher throughput.

We value long-term commitment to customers, channels, suppliers, and employees – making Telrad an ideal partner in the broadband wireless industry.

www.telrad.com

Through its extensive portfolio of reliable, scalable and secure business Wi-Fi, fixed wireless broadband point-to-point (PTP) and point-to-multipoint (PMP) platforms; managed by cloud-based software, Cambium Networks makes it possible for service providers; enterprises; governmental and military agencies; oil, gas and utility companies; Internet service providers; and public safety networks to build powerful communications networks, reach users from 200 kilometers across mountain tops down to the last meter to their devices, and intelligently manage their business Wi-Fi infrastructure through end-to-end network visibility and actionable analytics.

Headquartered in Rolling Meadows, IL, outside Chicago, and with R&D centers in the U.S.; Ashburton, England.; and Bangalore, India; Cambium Networks sells through a range of trusted global distributors.

www.cambiumnetworks.com

Switchcom Distribution is an innovative ICT Distributor founded in 2015. Our aim is to bring South Africa the highest quality products available in the telecommunication sector. Our extensive range of products & services include but not limited:

ALGcom, Ubiquiti, Fiber & accessories, including fusion splicer, Mikrotik, Cambium, Cat5, Cat6, Cat7 cabling, Electrical cabling, Outdoor Wireless Antenna, Netgear, Security Camera, Hikvision Camera, CCTV Network Equipment.

Our business model is constantly evolving to fit the needs of our customers, which constantly pushes us to push boundaries by keeping up to date with the latest industry trends, offering better support to our customers and the goals that they aim to achieve. Our mission is to serve with passion, knowledge and inspiration.

www.switchcom.co.za

Comsol Networks has a proud 21-year heritage as one of SA’s most long-standing, iconic and innovative Telcos. It has deep experience in building licensed wireless networks for businesses and government institutions in all sectors in Africa.

Comsol’s heritage and gained experience is built on building and running bespoke wireless networks for organisations that have critical needs for reliable and scalable communications in both urban and rural areas where terrestrial fixed line services either don’t exist and / or cannot fulfill their business needs.

Comsol owns and operates Africa’s widest Layer 2, licensed, carrier-grade wireless network – fully MEF 2.0 compliant and supported by a modern 24/7 NOC. Known as Comsol Connect, the network spans 13 000 square kilometers across more than 200 metro areas.

With a dominant share of the prized 28GHz spectrum in South Africa, Comsol is positioned to play a guiding role in the development of 5G services locally.

By establishing a broad LoRaWAN™ network, Comsol will also play a foundational role in the rapidly-evolving ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) industry in support of SA’s 4IR drive.

www.comsol.co.za

Silver sponsors

Afren Technologies is a high-performance IP backhaul solutions provider, specialising in high-demand, high-availability licensed, and licence-exempt, microwave and millimetre wave solutions for providers across Southern Africa. At Afren we strive to provide robust, fully integrated solutions by combining best-of-breed technologies with unparalleled levels of service. The best outcome when making any acquisitions that contribute to network growth, is to know that your resources have been spent optimally. We stand by our product range; we are able to supply clients with solutions that dovetail with, and extend existing networks as seamlessly as possible.

www.afren.co.za

THE LEADING SOUTH AFRICAN DISTRIBUTOR

Even Flow is a leading South African distributor of IP technology hardware. We empower our solution provider partners to achieve success by offering the best global brands, country-wide logistics and innovative support services. We have a commitment to assist African business to move to the next level in IP communications and connectivity.

As a value-add distributor we are committed to assisting and supporting the products we represent. Our value is not in simply supplying a product, but also in equipping and supporting our clients to grow their businesses in this sector.

Professional services include:

  • Sales and technical product training
  • Pre-sales consulting and site surveys
  • After-sales support
  • Device management
  • Professional cloud services

www.evenflow.co.za

At Scoop your Network is our Passion. We distribute the most trusted, world-class technology products for your end-to-end networking requirements. Established in 2001, we continue to provide exceptional service, quality brands and competitive pricing. Our amazing team, spanned over three main cities in South Africa, is passionate about our industry and what we do.

www.scoop.co.za

Saisei FlowCommand delivers advanced network performance enforcement software with cutting-edge real-time network visibility, analytics and control capabilities – specifically tailored to the needs of WISPs.

By implementing Saisei, WISPs are able to increase customer experience through our next generation quality of servicer & host equalisation capabilities, whilst reducing operational expenditure – all through a flexible, cost-effective software solution running on commodity hardware or in a virtual environment.

www.saisei.com

Frogfoot Networks is a leading open access fibre infrastructure provider, enabling businesses and homes in South Africa to live, work, learn and play online.

As a licensed open access fibre network provider, Frogfoot has an extensive footprint across South Africa, connecting thousands of businesses and homes across most small and major cities.  Frogfoot is widely acknowledged as one of South Africa’s leading providers, praised for their technical excellence with a proven track record of deploying and managing large scale fibre optic networks.

Frogfoots mission is to play a pivotal role in the growth of fibre within South Africa, connecting users to a true open access network.

www.frogfootfibre.com

Bronze sponsors

Azotel develops integrated customer and network management solutions (SIMPLer) that empower Internet Service Providers to run their business operations efficiently and deliver services profitability. Azotel has its headquarters in Cork, Ireland with regional offices in Canada, Chicago, South Africa and Poland. Azotel currently powers multiple networks in Ireland, Europe, Africa, Canada, United States and Australia. Azotel has been active in the South African market since 2006 and is a proud ongoing sponsor of WAPA events.

www.azotel.com

Founded in 1996, TP-Link is a global provider of reliable networking devices and accessories, involved in all aspects of everyday life. The company is consistently ranked by analyst firm IDC as the No. 1 provider of Wi-Fi devices*, supplying distribution to more than 170 countries and serving billions of people worldwide.

With a proven heritage of stability, performance and value, TP-Link has curated a portfolio of products that meet the networking needs of all individuals. Now, as the connected lifestyle continues to evolve, the company is expanding today to exceed the demands of tomorrow.

www.tp-link.com

Preseem extracts Quality of Experience (QoE) metrics from subscriber traffic to quickly identify network or subscriber issues that impact the customer experience. Preseem’s QoE Optimized subscriber & AP shaping enables WISPs to control bandwidth and deliver a great customer experience even when the network is saturated.

www.preseem.com

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