Project leader: Kishor Panth
Team members: Indiver Badal, Dr. Bhushan Raj Shrestha, Rajan Parajuli, Niraj Acharya, Nirajan Parajuli
Support from: TEIN/AARNET
Project Period: December 2015 – December 2016
This project to implement Eduroam service in Nepal through NREN was supported by AARNET, the Australian NREN; Trans Eurasia Information Network (TEIN) funded AARNET to connect seven Asia-Pacific countries.
- To set up Eduroam services in Nepal.
- To help in deploying the services in different institutions across the country.
At the APAN41 meeting held in January 2016 in Manila, a 2-day Eduroam workshop was conducted for the project which targeted national research and education networks from different countries. Two senior engineers from NREN participated in the training.
During the workshop, AARNet and project partners – JNU and KISTI (South Korea), SingAREN (Singapore) and REANNZ (New Zealand) provided hands-on training to the NRENs to skill them up as Eduroam trainers in their respective countries. The training included setting up Eduroam, simulated wireless roaming and effective management of a sustainable Eduroam service using tools developed by the project.
NREN organised one day training to the technical person of NREN members institutions. The contents of the training was about the benefits of eduroam services, basic requirements, setting up procedures, creating and managing users etc. Total 15 network engineers participated the training from different member institutions.
A group photo of Eduroam Participants
Mr. Kishor Panth and Mr. Indiver Badal conducting the Eduroam Training
After the training, NREN team visited different member institutions and deployed Access Points, which were purchased from the project budget for establishing Eduroam services. At the end of November 2017, NREN successfully connected nine member institutions.
Handover of access points and setting up Eduroam services at different sites
List of institutions connected with Eduroam services:
After this project, NREN is working as a National Roaming Operator (NRO) for Nepal and helping institutions to deploy the Eduroam service. NREN is still deploying Eduroam in the institutions that show their interest even after the completion of this project.