We have once again summarized the main innovations of the last few months as well as some tips and hints for you in a newsletter.


Like all our Annual Reports, the latest issue is freely available as a PDF. We will gladly send printed copies free of charge upon request.


Our net:art coordination center has a new website! In addition to a fresh look & feel and completely revised content, it also offers the latest information on the project series "aaron's law", which will accompany us throughout 2023.


After more than 30 years, we will part with our logo on 1 October 2022. It will be superseded by a visual umbrella brand for ACOnet, ACONET Association and ACOmarket GmbH. In the course of this, we are also renewing all our forms and documents, including the "ACOnet Acceptable Use Policy" and the "Principles for Participation in ACOnet".


Welcome to ACOnet!

ACOnet is the Austrian National Research and Education Network (NREN) for science, research, education, art 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, CEST; 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 now has a 100G backbone

The technological renewal of our backbone network, which had been prepared over several years, and the additional ACOnet Point of Presence (PoP) Eisenstadt 2 were completed on schedule and without operational interruption in the summer of 2023. The last open issue, the new PoP Vienna 10, should also be finalized by the end of the year. This means we once again have a future-proof, flexibly expandable network infrastructure. Moreover, 100G participant connections are now possible at all major ACOnet PoPs (Graz, Innsbruck, Klagenfurt, Linz, Salzburg, Vienna).


ACOnet Annual Report 2022

Our Annual Report 2022 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:

  • Ein Backbone im Wandel
  • net:art coordination center: Virtuelle Kunstwelten und Realitäten verhandeln
  • Austrian DataLAB and Services: Brücke zwischen Cloud und HPC
  • Gemeinsam denken, arbeiten und ausprobieren -
  • - Semantische Big-Data-Analysen von Satellitendaten in der Cloud