eduroam (education roaming) is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community.
eduroam allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions by simply opening their laptop.
MAGIC is working to create eduroam Roaming Operators in at least two countries per region and to provide a local boot camp to develop eduroam experts in at least two countries per region.
MAGIC's WP2 is working in this area, and its activities are be the following ones:
- Develop and adapt training material for eduroam deployment, supporting local language requirements as necessary.
- Implement online training for eduroam in an e-learning platform (NREN or project partner).
- eduroam training workshop for Regional RENs.
- Develop and provide in-class training (boot camp) to establish eduroam professionals in the region.
For more information about eduroam please visit: https://www.eduroam.org/
What has been done in eduroam within MAGIC?
Face to face training experiences:
Mobility Federated Services and Nrenum.net
Date: July 8, 2015
Venue: Viña del Mar, Chile. Enjoy Conference Center
Attendees: 11 participants from five Latin American countries: Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru.
Federated Access and eduroam workshop in the Caribbean
Date: October 7 to 9, 2015
Venue: Jamaica Tertiary Education Commission, 14 Gibraltar Camp Way, Mona Campus, University of the West Indies, Jamaica
Attendees: 16 participants from 11 institutions and three Caribbean countries (Jamaica, Grenada, Dominican Republic) and one Latin American country (Mexico).
Workshop on Joining eduroam and Identity Federation
Date: September 8 to 10, 2015
Venue: Talal Abu-Ghazaleh University (TAGI-UNI), Amman, Jordan
Attendees: 13 participants representing five Arab countries: Morocco, Algeria, Lebanon, Palestine and Jordan.
Federated Applications (FedApps) Training session
Date: April 26 to 28, 2016
Venue: Dar es Salaam - as part of UbuntuNet Alliance’s strategy for deployment of AAI (Authorization and Authentification Infrastructures) in the region.
Attendees: 22 engineers from 14 NRENs.
In June 2015, when MAGIC started, there were 74 countries eduroaming and 13.390 hotspots, a year later, in June 2016, MAGIC and worldwide eduroam efforts changed those numbres into: 77 countries and 17.937 hotspots (Georgia, Ukraine and Uruguay, were added in the MAGIC scope). In August 2016, eduroam counted with 80 countries.
eduroam in Africa: Since MAGIC started the eduroam status in Africa is growing, today there are 6 production deployments - Kenya, Morocco, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, Algeria - and 10 Pilot deployments - Zimbabwe, Somalia, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal, Egypt, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia.
Check the countries that are eduroaming worldwide at: https://www.eduroam.org/where/.