Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – January 16, 2024

In a groundbreaking move to enhance connectivity and foster collaboration within Ethiopia’s academic landscape, EthERNet, a prominent member of the National Research and Education Network (NREN), has successfully deployed eduroam services across 15 universities. The initiative aims to provide seamless and secure internet access to students, faculty, and staff, revolutionizing the digital experience within these educational institutions.

The 15 universities benefiting from this transformative deployment include Debre Birhan University, Arbaminch University, Haramaya University, Dilla University, Arsi University, Injibara University, Addis Ababa University, Dire Dawa University, Assosa University, Adama Science and Technology University, Wachamo University, Jigjiga University, Jinka University, Gambela University, and Samara University.

Eduroam (education roaming) is a secure, global Wi-Fi roaming service developed for the international research and education community. With this deployment, students and academics across these universities can now enjoy hassle-free internet connectivity not only within their home institution but also when visiting any of the other participating universities in Ethiopia or abroad.

Dr. Zelalem Asefa, CEO of ICT and Digital Education, expressed his enthusiasm for the project, stating, “This deployment marks a significant milestone in our commitment to providing cutting-edge technology solutions to the academic community. Eduroam will not only simplify connectivity but also facilitate collaboration and knowledge exchange among these institutions, ultimately contributing to the advancement of education and research in Ethiopia.”

The deployment involved rigorous planning and coordination between EthERNet and the respective universities to ensure a smooth transition to the new eduroam services. The project’s success underscores Ethiopia’s dedication to staying at the forefront of technological advancements in the education sector.

University officials and students alike have praised the initiative, highlighting the positive impact on their academic and research activities. As Ethiopia takes this leap forward in campus connectivity, it opens doors for increased international collaboration and participation in global research networks.

This eduroam deployment sets a precedent for other NREN members. EthERNet remains committed to fostering a technologically advanced and interconnected academic environment, setting the stage for future developments in the nation’s educational landscape.

The 15 universities benefiting from this transformative deployment include Debre Birhan University, Arbaminch University, Haramaya University, Dilla University, Arsi University, Injibara University, Addis Ababa University, Dire Dawa University, Assosa University, Adama Science and Technology University, Wachamo University, Jigjiga University, Jinka University, Gambela University, and Samara University.

Eduroam (education roaming) is a secure, global Wi-Fi roaming service developed for the international research and education community. With this deployment, students and academics across these universities can now enjoy hassle-free internet connectivity not only within their home institution but also when visiting any of the other participating universities in Ethiopia or abroad.

Dr. Zelalem Asefa, CEO of ICT and Digital Education, expressed his enthusiasm for the project, stating, “This deployment marks a significant milestone in our commitment to providing cutting-edge technology solutions to the academic community. Eduroam will not only simplify connectivity but also facilitate collaboration and knowledge exchange among these institutions, ultimately contributing to the advancement of education and research in Ethiopia.”

The deployment involved rigorous planning and coordination between EthERNet and the respective universities to ensure a smooth transition to the new eduroam services. The project’s success underscores Ethiopia’s dedication to staying at the forefront of technological advancements in the education sector.

University officials and students alike have praised the initiative, highlighting the positive impact on their academic and research activities. As Ethiopia takes this leap forward in campus connectivity, it opens doors for increased international collaboration and participation in global research networks.

This eduroam deployment sets a precedent for other NREN members. EthERNet remains committed to fostering a technologically advanced and interconnected academic environment, setting the stage for future developments in the nation’s educational landscape.

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