About ERNET India
ERNET India is an autonomous scientific organization of Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India. It is one of the largest nationwide terrestrial and satellite network with point of presence located at the premier educational and research institutions in major cities of the country.
Focus of ERNET India is not limited to just providing connectivity, but to meet the entire needs of the academic and research institutions by providing IT consultancy, project management, training and other value added services such as web hosting, e-mail services, video conferencing, domain registration, CUG services.
ERNET is a national resource – a National Research and Education Network(NREN) and represents India under domain of Education Research in global forums. ERNET is an advanced Indian Research and Education for operating and developing world class Networks, Applications and Services, providing Network Infrastructure Services and Connectivity addressing the requirement of India’s Research and Education sector facilitating them to become increasingly efficient and effective in their chosen field. ERNET has a 360 degree spectrum coverage in education sector and serve Universities, Colleges, Schools & Research institutes, institutes of national importance. ERNET also supports institutes for disabled children with various projects.
To live up to the requirements & aspirations of the user organizations, ERNET periodically revaluates these rapidly changing requirements and venture into new services and activities, at times collaborating and engaging with other essential related organizations and if required NREN of other countries.
ERNET is “Class A” ISP with a valid Unified license to provide internet services through terrestrial and RF network. Also is the only Government ISP having it’s own VSAT hub stationed at Bangalore through which various educational and research communities have been connected, mostly in tough terrains like Andaman and Nicobar, Lakshadweep, regions in North-East of India etc. ERNET is an exclusive domain registrar for .ac, .edu and .res domains along-with being the only DOT nominated consultant for implementing and consulting IPv6 in the country. Apart from it’s technical resources and assets, it has a safe repository of more than 1 lakh IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, which are being used by institutes across the country.
ERNET has formed in-house expertise in providing ICT consultancy, executing ICT projects (Wi-Fi, Smart Virtual Classroom, Video Conferencing, ICT Labs) for target Users including campus-wide high speed local area networking, Research and Development in the area of data communications and its applications including setting up of test beds, generation of articles and papers, Capacity building and providing training to the persons in the area of ICT.
As part of ERNET’s “Fresh Thinking” culture, ERNET has been pioneer in initiating and adapting newer methodologies/research for connectivity like TV White Spaces, LiFi, Internet of Things (IoT). ERNET also has right mix of technical know-how which enables to contribute towards Policy Advocacy, Capacity building & Support, creating newer programs for Startup Eco-System like CoE of IoT with NASSCOM. ERNET is also supporting building IoT eco-system for e-Health and Industry 4.0.