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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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Govroam – the wifi solution for the public sector

From eduroam to govroam – The secure wifi solution for UK public sector

Anyone who has to travel to different offices and public buildings regularly as part of their job will understand what a pain it can be to swap on to different wifi networks at every new destination.

Thankfully “zero-touch” access to wifi has now become a possibility with the launch of govroam.

Govroam evolved from eduroam – the established wifi service used by the further and higher education and research sector and which runs on the UK’s national research and education network,the Janet Network, supporting the roaming of 1.6 million unique devices each month.

Already in use across both Kent and Yorkshire & Humberside Public Service Networks (PSN), along with parts of London, public sector employees across the UK can now travel between any participating public services’ building and connect to the network, without touching their devices. Once the profile is installed, the connection happens automatically.

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Govroam – the wifi solution for the public sector

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