This use case proposes the deployment of a 5GLAN across a distributed set of independently administrated local services and access networks (WiFi and 5G), based on the same concept as the existing Eduroam (www.eduroam.org). This means offering a service across academic institutions that enables users of different education entities to use connectivity services at virtually any location on Eduroam. This use case will demonstrate the capabilities of the FUDGE-5G Platform to support seamless connectivity of devices across multiple own administrated domains. The 5G-Eduroam use case will validate seamless connectivity, security and the isolation capabilities to the home network of the involved components across two 5G-VINNI sites with different locations. Alternatively, multiple locations in the same university campus might be connected as separated LANs.
The main challenge of 5G-Eduroam consists on maintaining the addressing and communication by the host institution regardless of the location of the user within the Eduroam network, be it either resident to the campus or external visitor. Therefore, access to resources in the home institution must be provided seamlessly while roaming between indoor and outdoor areas. To be able to assure the transparent authentication and authorization of the users of different locations, the 5G-Eduroam will need to connect the different locations with through a common interconnectivity solution.
This use case will demonstrate the capabilities of FUDGE-5G to support seamless 5GLAN communications in a campus area. Going beyond this basic deployment, 5G-Eduroam will provide a means to authenticate and to authorize devices to communicate while devices are roaming into other local networks and thus to provide local connectivity services.