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.


The ACOnet CERT has a vacancy in the field of IT Security Management. You can find all the details in the Job Center of the University of Vienna.


The annual "Safer Internet Day" takes place worldwide on 9 February 2021. The whole of February is "Safer Internet Action Month" in Austria. You will also find extensive information material on the subject of "Safer Internet" on the ISPA website.


From October 2020, we will inform you several times a year via e-mail newsletter about current innovations, projects and dates (in German).


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 since March 16, 2020. 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.

netidee SCIENCE Call 2021

The netidee funding programme has started the new year with the fifth netidee SCIENCE Call. In cooperation with the FWF, the Internet Stiftung is once again funding research projects on the development of the Internet in Austria with a total of € 500,000. Applications for funding can be submitted until 12 April 2021.

Details (in German)

ACOnet FileSender Upgrade

FileSender Logo

FileSender is a tool for transmitting large files via web browser. On 1 December 2020 a new version of ACOnet FileSender was put into operation. With the new system up to 30 files can be uploaded at once. The size limit per transfer has been increased to 250 GB.

All valid download links of the old version of ACOnet FileSender and of the previous test system continue to work until their respective expiry date. However, existing vouchers (function "Invite Guest") of the old version have expired with the upgrade and need to be reissued on the new system.


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.