Eduroam (EDUcational ROAMing) is a federated wireless access service that allows university staff and students to use their home institution’s username and password to gain guest access at other eduroam-enabled institutions. Once connected, users can access their university’s IT resources and the Internet. Eduroam is supported in Australia by AARNet (www.aarnet.edu.au).
The Queensland Health eduroam service was officially launched in Brisbane at the Princess Alexandra Hospital (PAH) on 15 October 2012. It represented a major milestone for enhanced collaboration between Queensland Health and the Universities. The Queensland Health eduroam service has since been expanded and is available at a variety of Health services across Queensland. A complete list of deployed eduroam sites can be found on the Queensland Regional Website Organisation (QUDIT) website, click here to access the webpage.
Eduroam usage has significantly increased over the last couple of years and is continuing to grow.
QUDIT is investigation strategies to grow eduroam coverage by increasing the number of Service Providers. New initiatives are explored to expand the service to the education and other sectors and negotiations are underway to materialise these initiatives.
For more information on eduroam, visit the Australian eduroam website (http://www.eduroam.edu.au).