Global eduroam Wi-Fi service extended across Wellington CBD

12 Aug 2014
Eduroam coverage in Wellington CBD

Wellington’s CBD is now a global campus for students and academics from around the world with REANNZ extending ‘eduroam’ wireless Internet access services across CityLink’s central city Wi-Fi network.

REANNZ, the provider of high-performance network services for New Zealand’s education and research communities, has exclusive rights for eduroam in New Zealand. 

eduroam is a secure roaming Internet access service for the international research and education community. Access to eduroam is available to students, researchers and staff from 5000 participating institutions in nearly 70 countries around the globe.

“CityLink was the obvious partner for this project,” said Steve Cotter, CEO of REANNZ.

“By extending the eduroam footprint beyond institutional boundaries, we’re turning Wellington’s CBD into an offsite campus for the global knowledge community. This will help our city’s libraries, museums, cultural institutions and even cafés become key building blocks to a borderless, educated society.” says Steve.

CityLink CEO Nick Willis says Wi-Fi is now a must-have for the student community, particularly high quality internet access. 

“Wi-Fi devices like smartphones and tablets have proliferated and with it the demand for uncongested quality internet access and CityLink can provide plug and play solutions for high quality Wi-Fi Zones anywhere in New Zealand,” says Dr Willis.

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