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Welcome to ERNET

ERNET India is the National Research and Education Network dedicated to support the needs of the research and education community within the country. It was established in 1998 as an autonomous scientific society under the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India. It operates ERNET network – a pan-Indian terrestrial and satellite network with 5 points of presence at premier research and academic institutions.


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ERNET India is running MPLS enabled dual stack (IPv4 and IPv6) backbone. The ERNET backbone interconnects ERNET Point of Presence (PoP) spread throughout the country. The ERNET PoP at STPI, Bangalore integrate ERNET VSAT network with ERNET terrestrial network. ERNET has deployed many overlaid network over its backbone. The domestic traffic is routed via NIXI whereas international traffic from each PoP is routed out as ERNET is peering with upstream service providers at each PoP for faster access to Internet.


In tune with the mandate ERNET is providing four types of services, namely, Access Services, Application Services, Hosting Services and Operations Support Services to all Educational and Research Community of India. ERNET provides access to its network through various connectivity options. Application services include E-mail hosting, domain registration, MPLS VPN. It also provides Web Services having state of art of Data Centre. Other services include IT Consultancy and Project Management services for establishment of IT infrastructure & converged Network Projects.

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Research & Development

ERNET India is actively involved in research and development in the field of computer networking. Current areas of interest include high speed networking, network management, wireless sensor networks, future internet research, mobility in IP networks, cloud computing etc. The R&D efforts initiated by ERNET core groups have resulted in product development and technology transfer to the industry.


The functions of ERNET India are characterized by advanced technologies of diverse nature in the field of high-end & next generation networks, LAN/WAN, Campus Networks, ICT and Voice/Video conference systems. Technology is advancing very fast and with a view to keep updated with the latest technology ERNET India undertakes training activities either through its own resources or through external agencies.

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ERNET has conceptualized, developed and implemented large number of projects on turn-key basis for various Educational Institutes and Research Organization. Several National and International Projects have been done by ERNET India.

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