The Wi-Fi Forum of South Africa, a voluntary industry body comprising operators, service providers, technology providers and associated parties was launched at AfricaCom in Cape Town today (13 November 2013).
Wi-Fi Forum SA aims to accelerate the adoption of high-speed, reliable and cost effective broadband services in South Africa.
“The mission of this organisation is to create a collaborative and self-regulating body that promotes the effective utilisation of Wi-Fi technologies in the delivery of ubiquitous, interoperable and seamless connectivity in South Africa,” said chairman Andile Ngcaba.
Wi-Fi Forum SA intends to provide an effective collaboration and advocacy body for the Wi-Fi industry stakeholders.
It also aims to provide an effective mechanism for the self-regulation of the Wi-Fi industry to ensure adherence to international Wi-Fi agreements, standards, guidelines and practices and provide input to regulatory processes that would impact on the Wi-Fi community.
The founding members are Internet Solutions, Dimension Data, Comsol and AlwaysOn.
Further information on the Wi-Fi Forum SA can be obtained from http://www.wi-fiforumsa.org