eduroam News
What's happening with eduroam around the world

eduroam News
What's happening with eduroam around the world

  • New eduroam website launchedNew eduroam website launched
    We’re thrilled to announce the launch of the new, updated and restyled eduroam website. The new site mirrors the style of the eduroam videos and promotional materials and now hosts even more stories and case studies on how eduroam is helping to support worldwide Research and Education. We would welcome any stories of how eduroam […] The post New eduroam website launched first appeared on GÉANT CONNECT Online. Read more »
  • eduroam Visitor Access – Preparing your campus for internet-hungry visitorseduroam Visitor Access – Preparing your campus for internet-hungry visitors
    The midst of a pandemic, when in-person events have been indefinitely postponed, might seem like a strange time to be planning the IT logistics for large-crowd events. But this is also the perfect time for organizations — particularly ones that normally host several in-person conferences a year — to rethink their IT procedures, in anticipation […] The post eduroam Visitor Access – Preparing your campus for internet-hungry visitors first appeared on GÉANT CONNECT Online. Read more »
  • Minister for Education supports eduroam Everywhere in IrelandMinister for Education supports eduroam Everywhere in Ireland
    One of HEAnet’s key projects, eduroam Everywhere, has been supported by the Irish Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD. Minister’s office published a press release announcing the expansion of eduroam hotspots for students in 90 locations across Ireland in 2021. Minister Harris said: “Education is changing and we […] The post Minister for Education supports eduroam Everywhere in Ireland first appeared on GÉANT CONNECT Online. Read more »
  • Infoshare: Monitoring WiFi network performance with WiFiMon – 5 Nov 2020Infoshare: Monitoring WiFi network performance with WiFiMon – 5 Nov 2020
    WiFiMon, is the new GÉANT service offering WiFi network monitoring and performance verification. It is capable of detecting performance issues, visualising the workload of the network, and providing technical information about the WiFi network (e.g. signal strength, link quality, bit rate, etc.). WiFiMon leverages well-known performance verification tools like Akamai Boomerang and Speedtest/Libretest and in […] The post Infoshare: Monitoring WiFi network performance with WiFiMon – 5 Nov 2020 first appeared on GÉANT CONNECT Online. Read more »
  • UbuntuNet Alliance, RedCLARA sign MoU during TICAL 2020UbuntuNet Alliance, RedCLARA sign MoU during TICAL 2020
    Words: Hastings Ndebvu, UbuntuNet Alliance   Eastern and Southern African and Latin American Regional Research and Education Networks UbuntuNet Alliance and RedCLARA opened a new era of collaboration between them on Thursday, 3rd September 2020 when they signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that is expected to open up research and collaboration opportunities between the two […] The post UbuntuNet Alliance, RedCLARA sign MoU during TICAL 2020 first appeared on GÉANT CONNECT Online. Read more »
  • Edmonton Public Library becomes first public institution in Alberta to offer eduroamEdmonton Public Library becomes first public institution in Alberta to offer eduroam
    This summer, the Edmonton Public Library (EPL) became the first non-post-secondary education institution in Alberta to offer eduroam, a world-wide roaming internet access service. This means any staff or students from an eduroam-connected institution — such as NAIT, the University of Alberta, MacEwan University, and Concordia University of Edmonton — who have eduroam set up on their phone […] The post Edmonton Public Library becomes first public institution in Alberta to offer eduroam first appeared on GÉANT CONNECT Online. Read more »
  • GÉANT Launches WiFiMon – Crowdsourced WiFi performance monitoring for R&EGÉANT Launches WiFiMon – Crowdsourced WiFi performance monitoring for R&E
    WiFi access (and in particular eduroam access) is now accepted as an essential part of the wider campus experience.  Not being able to connect to network resources can damage user experiences and can result in users having to use mobile 4G data connections rather than WiFi. WiFiMon is a WiFi network monitoring and performance verification […] The post GÉANT Launches WiFiMon – Crowdsourced WiFi performance monitoring for R&E first appeared on GÉANT CONNECT Online. Read more »
  • eduroam is proud to be a founding member of the Wireless Broadband Alliance OpenRoaming initiativeeduroam is proud to be a founding member of the Wireless Broadband Alliance OpenRoaming initiative
    Since the initial concept was developed in 2002, eduroam has been at the forefront of open Wi-Fi access. Its federated authorisation structure and security by design have enabled the service to grow rapidly and scale to incredible levels. From an initial pilot of six partners, eduroam is now available in 106 territories around the world […] The post eduroam is proud to be a founding member of the Wireless Broadband Alliance OpenRoaming initiative first appeared on GÉANT CONNECT Online. Read more »
  • Wireless Crowd-Sourced Performance Monitoring and VerificationWireless Crowd-Sourced Performance Monitoring and Verification
    WiFi access (and eduroam access in particular) is now accepted as an essential part of the wider campus experience. Not being able to connect to network resources can damage user experiences and can result in users having to use mobile 4G data connections rather than WiFi. Most WiFi monitoring services merely provide information on the […] The post Wireless Crowd-Sourced Performance Monitoring and Verification first appeared on GÉANT CONNECT Online. Read more »
  • eduroam is proud to be a founding member of WBA OpenRoaming – opening the door to create one global WiFi networkeduroam is proud to be a founding member of WBA OpenRoaming – opening the door to create one global WiFi network
      London, 28th May 2020 – The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) today invited all organisations in the Wi-Fi ecosystem to join WBA OpenRoaming™ and become part of a globally available Wi-Fi federation that offers an automatic and secure connection of billions of devices to millions of Wi-Fi networks. WBA OpenRoaming provides a new global standards-led approach, removing public-guest […] The post eduroam is proud to be a founding member of WBA OpenRoaming – opening the door to create one global WiFi network first appeared on GÉANT CONNECT Online. Read more »
  • First eduroam connection in Greenland is on the airFirst eduroam connection in Greenland is on the air
    By Nicolai Devantier , 15/05/20 First Published by DeiC at: https://www.deic.dk/da/news/2020-05-15/eduroam Greenland has received its first eduroam connection and has thus joined the wireless network club comprising more than 100 countries. Just over a year and a half ago, an email dropped into eduroam’s mailbox. The sender was the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources, and the […] The post First eduroam connection in Greenland is on the air first appeared on GÉANT CONNECT Online. Read more »
  • eduroam Helps Provide Critical Connectivity across the USA During COVID-19eduroam Helps Provide Critical Connectivity across the USA During COVID-19
    The nationwide shuttering of schools and businesses and stay-at-home orders have made network connectivity more important than ever to educational institutions, particularly those with staff and student populations who are underserved by existing broadband solutions or might also be economically disadvantaged. Securely enabling these students, faculty, and staff to continue to participate in online learning, […] The post eduroam Helps Provide Critical Connectivity across the USA During COVID-19 first appeared on GÉANT CONNECT Online. Read more »
  • ‘eduroam in fakbars seems like a good idea’ Interview with Klaas Wierenga, founder of eduroam‘eduroam in fakbars seems like a good idea’ Interview with Klaas Wierenga, founder of eduroam
    What started with irritation about Wi-Fi login rituals resulted in an international partnership. A conversation with Klaas Wierenga, founder of eduroam and member of the Internet Hall of Fame. How eduroam brought WiFi to Student Faculty Bars (Fakbars) around the world. https://www.veto.be/artikel/eduroam-in-fakbars-lijkt-me-een-goed-idee The post ‘eduroam in fakbars seems like a good idea’ Interview with Klaas Wierenga, founder of eduroam first appeared on GÉANT CONNECT Online. Read more »
  • eduroam welcomes five new countrieseduroam welcomes five new countries
    In the past month, five more countries have been added to the eduroam “family” with  Ghana, Indonesia, Laos, Palestine, and Rwanda joining to make 106 countries offering eduroam services. With an average of over 12,000,000 national and international authentications every day, more and more students, staff and researchers can benefit from free, secure WiFi whenever […] The post eduroam welcomes five new countries first appeared on GÉANT CONNECT Online. Read more »
  • CONARE work to provide eduroam access in public areas across Costa RicaCONARE work to provide eduroam access in public areas across Costa Rica
    Public parks, train and bus stations, libraries and civic centers are part of the places where the Connected Public Spaces project, developed by the Telecommunications Superintendence (SUTEL); has installed free Wireless Internet Zones (Zii), so that citizens can connect and use the services available on the network. One of the objectives of the project is to reduce […] The post CONARE work to provide eduroam access in public areas across Costa Rica first appeared on GÉANT CONNECT Online. Read more »
  • eduroam celebrates reaching over 100 countries by becoming a “Product of the Year” finalist in the WiFi Awardseduroam celebrates reaching over 100 countries by becoming a “Product of the Year” finalist in the WiFi Awards
    This year Klaas Wierenga, the inventor of eduroam, has been honoured by being inducted into the internet hall of fame and now eduroam itself has been recognised by the WiFi industry and nominated as a finalist for “Product of the Year” at the annual WiFi Awards https://thewifiawards.com/. From its beginnings as a secure WiFi roaming […] The post eduroam celebrates reaching over 100 countries by becoming a “Product of the Year” finalist in the WiFi Awards first appeared on GÉANT CONNECT Online. Read more »
  • eduroam celebrates reaching over 100 countries by becoming a “Product of the Year” finalist in the WiFi Awardseduroam celebrates reaching over 100 countries by becoming a “Product of the Year” finalist in the WiFi Awards
    This year Klaas Wierenga, the inventor of eduroam, has been honoured by being inducted into the internet hall of fame and now eduroam itself has been recognised by the WiFi industry and nominated as a finalist for “Product of the Year” at the annual WiFi Awards https://thewifiawards.com/. From its beginnings as a secure WiFi roaming […] The post eduroam celebrates reaching over 100 countries by becoming a “Product of the Year” finalist in the WiFi Awards first appeared on GÉANT CONNECT Online. Read more »