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South African students can now access high-speed WiFi in City of Cape Town’s libraries with eduroam

During June the City of Cape Town and the Tertiary Education and Research Network of South Africa (TENET) turned on the eduroam WiFi service in 57 of Cape Town’s public libraries. eduroam is a wireless roaming service that provides free… Continue Reading →

eduroam is spreading rapidly through Mexico

The eduroam service has grown significantly in Mexico in the last years. From two access points in 2014, it now has 444. Each day, more than 2000 connections are registered at the national level and more than 500 from abroad…. Continue Reading →

Ceremonies and celebrations for eduroam Managed IdP

Today the great and the good from eduroam operations got together to perform an important ritual as part of the trust fabric we provide to the community – the eduroam Managed IdP Certifcate Authority Signing Ceremony. What is eduroam Managed… Continue Reading →

Do you love eduroam?

Wherever you’re roaming this summer, eduroam will be with you. With tens of thousands of hotspots in 89 countries across the world, if you’re travelling, working or just enjoying a weekend break chances are eduroam will be with you. This… Continue Reading →

eduroam comes to one of the biggest IT educational institutions in Belarus

Thanks to the EaPConnect project, the National Research and Education network BASNET has launched eduroam, the secure world-wide education roaming access service, at the Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics (BSUIR). Since the beginning of March 2018, eduroam has… Continue Reading →

​WiFiMon: wireless crowdsourced performance monitoring and verification

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… Continue Reading →

GRENA boosts eduroam visibility in Georgia at UNESCO-supported anniversary event

GRENA, the Georgian Research and Educational Networking Association, provided the eduroam roaming service to guests celebrating the 100th anniversary of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU) on 8 February 2018. More than 130 guests from Georgia and other countries used… Continue Reading →

Blog series: the unwired campus of the future

ICT on the campus is able to contribute better to (possibilities for) flexible working and learning. However, this requires a radical revision of the present services on campus, for which campuses need to work more closely with each other. An… Continue Reading →

Key Reinstallation Attack and WPA2

Recently there has been an announcement concerning the Key Reinstallation Attack (KRACK) vulnerability which allows the decryption of WPA2 messages being the key exploit. This may open up additional vulnerabilities toward a wireless client and the security and integrity of… Continue Reading →

eduroam, growing and growing

Colombia’s national research and education network, RENATA, is the only organisation in the country that allows the connectivity of its affiliated institutions to the more than 16,900 institutions connected to the global academic network and to connectivity services such as… Continue Reading →

One billion eduroam authentications!

What a nice surprise today: our F-Ticks system today reports that the one billionth eduroam authentication has just taken place. Having been with eduroam R&D since it’s early days, I can say that we’ve come a long way. I still… Continue Reading →

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