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#Technology & Innovation COVID-19 Response news NHS Roaming

eduroam traffic update

This post is really by way of an update to the earlier blog, love to #eduroam in the time of Corona. These updated graphs just show that the patterns we observed in the first weeks of the lockdown have been sustained over the longer term. Look out for a future update when restrictions are eased […]

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COVID-19 Response NHS Roaming

#Love2eduroam in the time of Corona

(with apologies to Gabriel García Márquez.) In a previous blog , I suggested that a significant amount of the remaining roaming activity might relate to NHS usage.  Some itches need to be scratched, so I have dug a little further into the eduroam stats with the help of my colleagues Stefan and Ed. As a […]

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#Technology & Innovation COVID-19 Response Roaming

Federated roaming during COVID-19 isolation

Govroam and eduroam are services aimed at facilitating network roaming access to staff and students visiting participating organisations. Our current national response to the pandemic is to radically restrict travel and work for non-keyworkers, so we’d predict that Jisc’s roaming services would be barely used at present. The situation seems to be a little more […]

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Wi-Fi 6E – the Wi-Fi refresh we all need?

As I write on February 3rd, OfCom has just launched a consultation around release of a block of 6GHz spectrum for wireless comms. It seems a good moment to talk about Wi-Fi 6E.   Before we start, let’s be clear what we’re talking about. Most of us are comfortable discussing the zoo of 802.11 standards, […]

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Capturing Requirements for Jisc Frameworks

I’ve procured and administered a handful of procurement frameworks on Jisc’s behalf over the years, and a lot of the language and accepted practices of public procurement are familiar to me (drummed in by colleagues in our excellent procurement unit). However, I’ve been struck recently that for a number of our members, when we invite […]