HISTORY

2010 Creation of a cross-border fibre interconnection node to interconnect existing national infrastructures deployed between BELNET (Belgium), DFN (Germany), RENATER (France) and RESTENA (Luxembourg).
2009 Launch of GÉANT2 in Stockholm.
2005 Launch of GÉANT2 in Luxembourg.
2001 Connection to the GÉANT network.
2000 RESTENA became an independent structure, the RESTENA Foundation.
1999 Connection to the TEN-155 network as part of the QUANTUM project.
1998 The Luxembourg Internet Exchange (LIX), an IP traffic exchange platform for Internet service providers based in Luxembourg came into operation.
1997 Approximately 2500 researchers and teachers used the RESTENA services to connect up on the Internet. The capacity for accessing the Internet based on ATM technology was extended to 4Mbit/s.
1996 The majority of secondary establishments had a connection via leased line.
1995 After numerous tests on various types of equipment, ISDN technology was introduced for the schools' connection. As the educational advantages of the WWW were rapidly recognised by teachers, RESTENA introduced a WWW pages hosting service on its central server.
1994 The future commercial ISPs in Luxembourg used the RESTENA temporary access for their connection to the Internet. The RESTENA home-page displayed its activities and the "dial-in" service for individual users was launched.
1993 A NEWS server and FTP, Telnet, Archie, Gopher tools and e-mail completed the services. IST students were given an electronic Internet address.
1992 In April 1992, Luxembourg was connected to the Internet! IANA granted authority for the .LU domain to RESTENA to allow it to operate the domain names server. The international connection consists of two 64Kbit/s digital lines to the EuropaNET nodes in Brussels and Berne. The connection with the United States is made available by IBM, MCI and NSF. Higher education and research institutions are connected by leased lines.
1991 The RESTENA network was integrated in the infrastructure of the X.400 research networks within the European project entitled COSINE-MHS.
1990 RESTENA came into operation with the implementation of a DIGITAL VAX3300 network server hosted on the CRP Henri Tudor premises. National and international connections (X.400) were made available to researchers.
1989 The RESTENA project was launched by the national Ministry of Education in order to respond to the communications requirements of the education and scientific research establishments in the country.