eduroam

RENU Launch eduroam on the GO

On the 8th day of September 2022, the Research and Education Network of Uganda (RENU) celebrated two years of Metro eduroam. The occasion was marked by the launch of an innovation that may revolutionize eduroam worldwide, eduroam on the GO!  This is a pocket-sized routing device developed to allow researchers, students and university staff to …

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RENU Makes Connectivity Accessible to all Through Metro eduroam

The Research and Education Network of Uganda (RENU) began the rollout of eduroam in 2020. Since then, RENU has successfully deployed over 500 eduroam hotspots in across the country to the benefit of students and staff via connecting 61 Educational institutions from 42 service locations. Such exceptional progress cannot go unnoticed. We caught up with the Systems and Software …

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UbuntuNet Alliance moves to address eduroam gap in Southern and Eastern Africa

Lack of awareness, limited capacity of technical personnel and absence of robust campus WIFI networks have been cited as some of the challenges limiting the roll out of eduroam in many universities and research centers in the UbuntuNet Alliance membership region. This has been revealed in a recent eduroam baseline survey which UbuntuNet Alliance undertook …

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RENU Deploys 300 eduroam hotspots for off-campus Internet access

Students, researchers and staff of learning institutions connected to the Research and Education Network  for Uganda (RENU) will now be able to access their institution Internet beyond their campuses after the NREN introduced the metro deployment of eduroam to enable users connect to the wireless network while working away from their institutions.   RENU unveiled …

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TENET Deploys eduroam in 57 public libraries in Cape Town, South Africa

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 Internet access to the research and education community globally. This initiative means students and staff …

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Brazilian NREN aids MoRENet in Identity Federation, eduroam set up

The Mozambique Research and Education Network (MoRENet) should soon be able to assemble its own Identity Federation and deploy eduroam, thanks to a project that will see the NREN acquiring knowledge on how to implement the two initiatives from the Brazilian National Research and Education Network (RNP). Presently, MoRENet has already signed eduroam compliance and …

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MAREN goes eduroam

Better late than never! This seems to be a fitting phrase for the Malawi Research and Education Network (MAREN) after the network successfully tested its eduroam service in June 2016 to become the fifth NREN within the UbuntuNet Alliance membership region to launch the service after KENET, TENET, ZAMREN and RENU. eduroam is a service …

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ASREN in eduroam and Identity Federation workshop and OSSCOM 2015

September 2015 promises to be an important month for the Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN). Firstly, the network is expected to hold a three day workshop on joining eduroam and Identity federation scheduled to be held at the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University (TAGI-UNI) in Jordan from 8- 10 September,  2015. According to ASREN, the …

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ZAMREN Growing Eduroam Service

Zambia Research and Education Network (ZAMREN) is currently extending the reach of its eduroam services. Eduroam is a service that allows users from participating institutions to gain secure access to wireless network using their standard username (email format)/ and password credentials as they do at their home institution for wireless access. It is based on a federated …

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NUANCE – July 2014

UbuntuNet Alliance CEO speaks on new UbuntuNet links, AfricaConnect progress UbuntuNet Alliance and DANTE (Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe) this month announced the commissioning of new high speed UbuntuNet network links each offering improved speeds of  622Mbps (STM-4).  These new links will improve research collaboration between African researchers and the global community. On …

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