As part of the platform renewal of the Vienna Internet eXchange, which was successfully completed on 18 May 2021, the bandwidth of the ACOnet connection to the VIX has also been increased to 2x100 Gbps.


As a successor and extension to GÉANT's IaaS framework agreements, a public cloud framework agreement portfolio is now available again under the name "2020 IaaS+ Framework Agreement".


The ACOnet backbone has recently been equipped with even stronger external uplinks: We have doubled the connection to our upstream provider Hurricane Electric to 20 Gbps and the bandwidth of the fiber triangle Bratislava-Brno-Vienna to 40 Gbps. The connection to the Vienna Internet eXchange has been increased to 2x30 (previously 2x20) Gbps.


In future, research institutions will be able to transmit quantum information and carry out precision measurements via the "Austrian Quantum Fiber Network" (AQUnet), an Austria-wide fibre optic network. The FFG-funded project, which is coordinated by the ACONET Association and the TU Vienna, complements the new tender for the ACOnet backbone.


Welcome to ACOnet!

ACOnet is the Austrian National Research and Education Network (NREN) for science, research, education, and culture. It is operated by the Vienna University Computer Center, in co-operation with other universities in Austria.

ACOnet provides a nation-wide fibre optic backbone with high-performance access to international academic networks via GÉANT, as well as to the Internet. Furthermore, ACOnet offers its members various target-group-specific services to support research projects and communities.

ACOnet and COVID-19:

The ACOnet team is working from the home office again since 19 November 2021. Our availability has not changed, however. You can reach us Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 17:00, CET; preferably by e-mail but also by phone (see contact information). In the case of an emergency you may also call us outside our office hours and leave a message. If necessary, we will call back swiftly.

ACOnet Annual Report 2020

Our Annual Report 2020 offers an overview (in German) of infrastructural improvements and new services, reviews of last year's events, and informative guest contributions on projects of ACOnet participants. We wish you an interesting read! 

Some topics:

  • 10 Jahre GovIX
  • Ab 2020: TCS by Sectigo
  • ACOmarket GmbH
  • Das Future Art Lab der mdw


net:art coordination center

© Peter Schober

Since 2013, ACOnet is engaged in the area of distributed performances / telematic music in real-time over high performance data networks. After three internationally successful multisite performances under the title net:art - near in the distance, the next step was to create the comprehensive website - a platform that promotes interactive live streaming for e-learning and productions of the performing arts. The website offers an introduction to relevant technologies, documentations (videos, photos, info) of previous shows, concepts for new collaborations and links to international cooperation partners.