Wi-Fi Forum

of South Africa

Welcome to the Wi-Fi Forum of South Africa

The  Wi-Fi  Forum  SA  is  a  voluntary  forum  of  operators,  service  providers,  technology providers and associated parties with a shared vision of accelerating the adoption of high-speed, reliable and cost-effective broadband services in South Africa and a shared focus on Wi-Fi technologies as a means for doing so.

What we are about

Our Vision

The Wi-Fi Forum SA is a voluntary forum of operators, service providers, technology providers and associated parties with a shared vision of accelerating the adoption of high-speed, reliable and cost-effective broadband services in South Africa and a shared focus on Wi-Fi technologies as a means for doing so.

Our Mission

To create a collaborative self-regulating body that promotes the effective utilisation of Wi-Fi technologies in the delivery of ubiquitous, interoperable and seamless connectivity in South Africa.

Objectives

  • Provide an effective collaboration forum for Wi-Fi industry stakeholders.
  • Provide a mechanism for the self-regulation of the Wi-Fi industry.
  • Effectively engage with government and other public sector stakeholders, including NGOs, to represent and promote the potential of Wi-Fi technologies and the merits of the Wi-Fi Forum SA and its members.
  • Effectively engage with private sector stakeholders in the Wi-Fi value chain, including property owners and developers, so as to promote equitable and mutually-beneficial arrangements in the deployment and operation of Wi-Fi networks.
  • Ensure adherence to international Wi-Fi agreements, standards, guidelines and practices to ensure interoperability, seamlessness and security (including authentication and policy enforcement) whilst addressing the unique demands of the African continent.
  • Promote the application of open access principles in the operation of Wi-Fi and other networks used for the delivery of broadband.
  • Provide input to regulatory processes that would impact on the Wi-Fi community.