Multi-domain eduroam across LTE
Bringing eduroam technology to 4G
Ended 1 Apr 2015100%
In partnership with SURFnet, our opposite number in the Netherlands, we sought to merge the authentication and authorisation capabilities of eduroam with the standard mechanisms of 4G data telephony to allow adopting organisations more hands-on control of their mobile staff.
This project formed part of the GN3plus Open Call European initiative.
By integrating 4G connectivity with the authentication solution already deployed by most sites for their eduroam users, we can allow sites realtime visibility and control of their staff’s 4G usage, without having to rely on a third party operator to provide that information.
The project name is multi-domain eduroam across LTE, where the multi-domain component points to international roaming within Europe, and LTE is the current most commonly encountered 4G standard.
What we did
We built a testbed version of a national deployment of such a service in partnership with EE and successfully demonstrated eduroam authorisation of access to 4G connectivity from a production handset.
The initial project design required our international partner to deploy a matching 4G infrastructure such that we could demonstrate international roaming, but they experienced difficulties with their provider partners and were unable to complete their components within the project timescale.
This project ran until spring 2015