State enterprise “Research and Telecommunication Centre “Ukrainian Academic Research Network” of the Institute for Condensed Matter Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (later on UARNet) was founded by Resolution № 405 as of November, 20 1998 of the Head Council of the National Academy of Sciences on the basis of IT and Computer Networks Laboratory of the Institute for Condensed Matter Physics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.
UARNet was founded to provide:
favorable conditions for state science development;
access for scientific and educational organizations to the global informational network;
connection with European scientific information networks;
full-scale development and implementation of modern information technologies;
introduction of new information technologies into the work of scientific, educational and state administrations;
research in the field of satellite connection and telecommunication data transmission;
full-range cooperation of Ukrainian scientific centers with European and global scientific community (participation in joint global scientific programs including programs financed by the European Committee and governments of developed European countries)
creating scientific information space in Ukraine.
In 1993 with the assistance of Swedish Space Corporation, UARNet was the first in Ukraine to build its own satellite connection channel to the global Internet and provide its users with high-quality access to the Internet network. Since then, UARNet has been expanding its network each year, building intercity data channels and creating favorable conditions for providing access for scientific, educational and state organizations to global information resources.
At present (February, 2011), UARNet is one of the biggest Internet providers in Ukraine with its own data transmission network and external channels to the global Internet. The total capacity of UARNet external channels amounts to over 100 Gb/s. The access to non-Ukrainian Internet resources is provided via Tier1-providers “Level3”, “Cogent” and “Global Crossing”, Russian provider “ReTN.net”. UARNet is a member of European Internet Traffic Exchanges DE-CIX, AMS-IX and PL-IX. UARNet has its sites (POPs) in all regional centers of Ukraine as well as in Frankfurt (Germany) and Warsaw (Poland). All sites are interconnected by ring topological structured multiple10 Gb/s data channels. UARNet is also connected to the Ukrainian Internet Traffic Exchange Network UA-IX through four 10 Gb/s data channels.
In 1994, UARNet was registered by the European Network Coordination Centre RIPE as an autonomous system (AS 3255)
UARNet Network Map (February 2011):
UARNet services are used by institutes of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, industrial companies, banks, educational organizations etc.
UARNet network is constantly improved and expanded.
18 years in the Internet technologies sphere have seen UARNet meeting the highest requirements set for Internet-providers:
considerable experience in IT;
24-hour users technical support (365/7/24);
live work experience with the network equipment i.e. Juniper, Foundry as well as with the optic fiber networks equipment;
representatives in Kyiv and region centre cities of Ukraine; over 100 employees, 70% being highly qualified system network administrators;
over 10 000 users (including 120 organizations of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 50 universities, 100 institutes and colleges, 200 schools) receive a vide range of the Internet services.