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Connectivity Services

Ultra high speed broadband Internet connectivity and solutions for interconnecting campuses, data centres and cloud services, global roaming, managing large research data transfers, and other networking needs.


AARNet provides ultra high speed Internet and connectivity services to meet the unique needs of the Australian research and education sector. 

AARNet Internet

Our flagship service:

AARNet Internet

Dedicated optical fibre provided by AARNet or one of our partner networks directly to your institution or organisation. Connections to the AARNet network are scalable and typically 1, 10 or 100 gigabits per second. We help you choose the bandwidth that's right for you.

We are a retail service provider for the National Broadband Network (NBN) which means that regional and remote schools and organisations involved in research and education can also connect to AARNet via NBN optical fibre (Enterprise Ethernet), wireless or satellite networks. 

AARNet peers or partners with many leading online content and service providers to ensure a high quality experience for AARNet customers everyday, at any time.

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eduroam is a secure global Wi-Fi roaming service developed for the research an education community. In Australia eduroam is operated by AARNet

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Connecting campuses, data centres, research data and more

We  provide our customers with exclusive access to a range of cost-effective options for interconnecting campuses, data centres and service providers, managing very large volumes of research data and other networking needs.

AARNet Connect 

A program for connecting service providers to the AARNet network in order to provide hosted and cloud-based services to AARNet’s customers

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Cloud Connect

Secure private virtual connections to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure

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AWS Direct Connect

Azure ExpressRoute

Diverse Connections

As customers become increasingly dependent on internet access to cloud services for their business operations and curriculum delivery, a secondary (diverse) connection to the AARNet network via a geographically separate path mitigates the risk of downtime. This diverse connection ensures uninterrupted Internet access by serving as a back-up in case of any issues on the primary connection.

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Metropolitan Services

Private Layer 1 optical services and Layer 2 ethernet services for building networks across multiple metropolitan locations, for connecting campuses and data centres and building internal networks

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Regional & Interstate Services

Longhaul Layer 2 optical transmission services for building private direct connections between interstate campuses, data centres and facilities

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Research Data Transfer Services

Private optical fibre and ethernet circuits of up to 100 Gbps for managing large data volumes between two locations in Australia, such as a scientific instrument and compute facility

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Virtual Private Networks

Secure direct connections between geographically dispersed campuses and major metropolitan data centres and cloud service providers

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Monitoring & Reporting

Outsource the monitoring of your institution's internal networks to our 24x7 Operations Centre

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AARNet X Testbed

The AARNet X Testbed can be utilised by AARNet customers for big research data transfer experiments

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SDN Testbed

The AARNet SDN Testbed can be utilised by AARNet customers for software defined networking research

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Connections to AARNet are delivered direct from our optical network or Network Access Point  (NAP) sites to a Network Termination Unit (NTU) which can operate at either 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) or multiples of 10 Gbps.This 'trunk' can then be used to deliver multiple services at any given time. You can connect as many, or as few, AARNet network services at each campus as you need. We work closely with you to determine the best bandwidth, performance and connection options for your needs.

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