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About govroam

In an ever more collaborative public sector, staff need to connect to the internet and to resources at their home organisation, in multiple locations, using any device – whether they’re managers, members of the emergency services, or people in multidisciplinary teams. Govroam can make this happen seamlessly.

Your staff can access the govroam network provided by any participating organisation, using a single, securely-authenticated sign-on managed by your organisation – so they only need to log in once to ‘just connect’.

Meanwhile, visiting staff from other participating organisations can access your govroam-enabled guest network in the same way, using their own sign-on credentials, reducing the time you spend managing guest accounts.



  • Easy-to-use internet access across multiple sites
  • Staff using govroam can work more effectively in different locations – because they don’t have to worry about connectivity
  • Improves the scope of your ‘bring your own device’ (BYOD) policy
  • Govroam means your staff and visitors enjoy simplified access to wired or wireless services, using their single authenticated profile on multiple devices
  • Authenticates users securely
  • Govroam is supported by a secure authentication process – under the principle of a single, authenticated sign-on, managed by the user’s own organisation
  • Saves time on guest account management
  • Using govroam, you can reduce the time staff spend managing guest accounts, because govroam-enabled visitors ‘just connect’ – and are authenticated using credentials issued by their own, trusted organisation
  • Tried and tested technology
  • Govroam uses the same technology as eduroam, which has been in place for more than 15 years
  • Procurement confidence
  • Govroam is available via the G-Cloud procurement framework, so you can be sure you’re meeting the necessary procurement rules

Watch a report from ITN on the benefits of govroam.

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If you're interested in using govroam, or have a specific requirement we can help with, email us and we'll contact you to discuss next steps.

Featured Campaign from Jisc Services Ltd

Medway NHS Achieves Digital Transformation via Govroam

The public sector is dominated by a mobile workforce needing continuous access to online resources.

Jisc, the provider of digital services and solutions, is making this easier with its Govroam service, evolved from eduroam, the established Wi-Fi service used by the further and higher education and research sector, supporting and securing the roaming of 1.6m unique devices each month. Govroam offers zero touch access to connectivity via automatic login across all Govroam participating sites meaning staff can forcus on their jobs, rather than negotiating access.

By implementing one integrated secure network across all sites, IT support costs for visitors and data-roaming charges for staff moving between locations have also been significantly reduced, ensuring Medway NHS Foundation Trust has taken its first of many steps toward true digital transformation.

Submit your details below to access this short video case study, produced by Socitm and featuring commentary from Gerd Knight (Head of IT, Medway) and Mark O’Leary (Head of Network access, Jisc):

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