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UK tops list of home countries for international visitors to Australian higher ed institutions

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EduroamAU visitors 2013

Neil Witheridge, AARNet's Technical Services ManagerAARNet’s Technical Services Manager Neil Witheridge reports on eduroam stats:

eduroam AU National RADIUS Server logs provide insight into where international visitors to Australian and New Zealand higher education institutions come from, but note the info is only for countries where eduroam is deployed.

As you can see from the pie chart above, UK, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark top the list of 41 home countries for international visitors accessing the eduroam wireless network at Australian higher education institutions during 2013.

During 2013, eduroam AU, operated by AARNet, served both Australian and New Zealand institutions, so from info on the eduroam AU ‘national RADIUS server’ logs, we’re able to see international visitor patterns for 2013 for both Australian and New Zealand institutions.

In the pie chart below you can see that visitors accessing eduroam at New Zealand institutions during 2013 came from 35 countries (chart includes NZ visitors), the top five international being Australia, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands and United States:

Visitors accessing eduroam at NZ higher ed institutions

Since eduroam began operations in Australia (“eduroam AU” operated by AARNet ),  New Zealand institutions have been served by eduroam AU.

During March 2014, REANNZ (New Zealand’s National Research and Education Network) completed the deployment of national eduroam infrastructure, and eduroam administrators from both AARNet and REANNZ ‘flicked the switch’, modifying national eduroam infrastructure configuration, such that REANNZ now is responsible for “eduroam NZ”, providing eduroam for the New Zealand research and education community.

We’re looking forward to working with REANNZ to improve the eduroam service and promote eduroam within the Asia Pacific region, and globally.

Elsewhere on AARNet’s website you can find out more about eduroam, or  for a quick intro watch this video (which happens to be the most watched video on AARNet’s YouTube channel):

 

 


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