In eduroam, we distinguish between service providers and identity providers. A service provider offers network access for eduroam users. An identity provider incorporates its users in eduroam and provides authentication of its users.
An institution participating in eduroam normally assumes both roles. To benefit from the service, you must provide the service in your own domain.
Some companies, institutions or organizations wish to provide the service, even though their users do not belong to the educational field. They act solely as service providers.