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10 March 2010
Collaboration provides eduroam in Japanese public spaces

The Japanese National Institute of Informatics (NII) and Livedoor, a Japanese provider of commercial WLAN services, have collaborated to create a region-wide eduroam service in the Kanto area of Japan.

As a result, eduroam is now available in over 130 access points ('hotspots') at cafes, convention centres and a few large shops in the area including Tokyo, Chiba, Kanagawa, and Saitama.

The group plans to expand the availability of eduroam in the downtown area of Tokyo to 2200 hotspots on power poles.

eduroam around the world

eduroam is a global service, pioneered by the European research and education networking community, that provides roaming connectivity to users at hundreds of participating organisations across Europe. It is also available in other parts of the world, including Canada, Australia, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, New Zealand and Japan.

Further information

More information on the collaboration between NII and Livedoor is available in Japanese.

More information about eduroam.