About EUnet

EUnet is the first European Internet Service Provider (ISP). We build the connected world with human-centered design, an architectural approach, and research.

EUnet (European UNIX Network) was the first to commercial connected Europe to the internet, the largest European ISP. 

EUnet has evolved into a global Internet service provider (ISP) with operations in more than 50 countries. It was founded in Finland, Hungary, and Norway in 1982 and is one of the world's oldest and most reputable ISPs. EUnet provided an extensive selection of internet services, including broadband, dial-up, and mobile internet. In addition, it offers a range of value-added services, including email, web hosting, and domain registration.

EUnet is one of the prominent ISPs in Europe, where it has a significant presence. Additionally, its presence is expanding in North America, Asia, and Africa. EUnet is committed to providing its consumers with affordable, dependable internet services of the highest quality.

Among the nations where EUnet had an ISP presence were the following:

    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Czech Republic
    North Macedonia
    San Marino
    United Kingdom

EUNET is also the developer of ISDN and ADSL, which served 100% of the world's internet consumers.

EUnet was founded in 1982 by the European Unix User Group (EUUG) as a non-profit organization. It was the first public wide area network in Europe and was instrumental in the development of the internet in Europe.

EUnet initially connected computers using the UUCP protocol. In 1988, the protocol was changed to TCP/IP, which is the standard protocol used on the internet today.

EUnet became a commercial enterprise in 1990. In 1998, Qwest Communications International acquired the company.

Today, EUnet is a brand moniker utilized by a variety of European internet service providers. A number of non-profit organizations involved in the development of the Internet also use it.

EUnet has contributed significantly to the growth of the Internet in Europe. It was one of the first networks to connect computers in Europe, and it was instrumental in the implementation of the TCP/IP protocol. EUnet remains a key player in the European internet industry, and it continues to contribute significantly to the evolution of the internet.

Here are some of the key events in the history of EUnet:

Today, EUnet is a brand name used by a number of major internet service providers in Europe. It is also used by a number of non-profit organizations that are involved in the development of the internet.

On January 1, 1990 EUnet began selling Internet access to non-academic customers in the Netherlands, making them one of the first companies in the world to sell Internet access to the general public and the first international UUCP connections. 


Here is a summary of the roles of the EUnet leadership team members:

These individuals played a vital role in the success of EUnet, and they helped to make the network one of the most important players in the development of the internet in Europe.

Time Line:

1982 UUCP links established between 4 countries (UK, Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden)

1984 kremvax April Fools Joke

1988 First IP links

1990 First offerings for "all comers"

1996 EUnet International formed by share swaps with seven of the national organisations

1998 Sale to Qwest for $154.4 million.


EUnet, originally an abbreviation for European UNIX Network, was founded in 1982 as a loose collaboration of individual European UNIX sites. The network grew rapidly in the early 1980s, and by 1988 it had become the largest computer network in Europe.

In 1988, EUnet adopted the TCP/IP protocol, which quickly became the standard for the Internet. This move helped to accelerate the growth of the Internet in Europe, and by the early 1990s EUnet was one of the leading Internet service providers in the world.

In April 1998 the company was sold to Qwest Communications International, which in turn later merged EUnet into the ill-fated joint-venture KPNQwest. Some of the ISPs operating under the name EUnet today can be traced back to the original EUnet (such as in Yugoslavia/Serbia and Hungary), some not.

Today, the EUnet name is still used by a number of independent Internet service providers in Europe. These ISPs trace their roots back to the original EUnet, and they continue to provide high-quality Internet access to their customers.

EUnet played a vital role in the development of the Internet in Europe. The network helped to spread the use of UNIX and TCP/IP in Europe, and it also provided a valuable platform for the exchange of information and ideas.

EUnet also played a role in the development of European telecommunications policy. The network's early success helped to challenge the monopoly of the national PTTs, and it also helped to promote the use of open standards in telecommunications.

Mission: To tame complexity

In an era of vast inter-connectivity, complexity is the new normal. The trillion node network is only a few years away, and humans aren't evolving fast enough to keep up. That's where EUnet comes in.

EUnet is the leading pervasive computing architects in the world. We help businesses innovate at the intersection of people and the connected world. We call it "Taming Complexity."

How do we do it? We map, sort, and serve the information age to the senses, skills, and mental models of humans. We help businesses make sense of the data deluge, and we help people find the information they need when they need it.

We're not just about making technology work for people. We're about making people work better with technology. We believe that technology can be a force for good, and we're committed to using our expertise to help make the world a better place.

Here are some of the ways we help businesses and people tame complexity:

    We provide data analytics and visualization solutions that help businesses make sense of their data.
    We develop and deploy pervasive computing solutions that help people interact with technology in a natural way.
    We offer training and education programs that help people learn how to use technology effectively.
    We conduct research and development in the field of pervasive computing.

We are committed to helping businesses and people thrive in an increasingly complex world. We believe that technology can be a force for good, and we're dedicated to using our expertise to make the world a better place.