The FIBRE testbed was constructed in the scope of a project funded by the 2010 EU-Brazil Coordinated Call in ICT, jointly funded by the Brazilian government and by the European Commission within its Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).

Pairs of consortia, one each from Brazil and the EU, submitted the same technical proposal for funding, respectively to CNPq (the Brazilian Council for Scientific and Technological Development) and to the EC, and a joint decision was taken by the two funding agencies.

Originally named “Future Internet testbeds / experimentation between BRazil and Europe” (FIBRE), the project was launched in October 2011 with the goal of deploying a new experimental facility for Future Internet research in Brazil, federated to European testbeds, both at the physical connectivity and control and monitoring framework levels.

Following the spirit of the rules of the EU-Brazil call, the project was divided into two subprojects: FIBRE-EU and FIBRE-BR. FIBRE-EU was responsible for building and operating an European facility based on the extension of two existing testbeds: OFELIA and OneLab. FIBRE-BR was responsible for building and operating a Future Internet facility in Brazil, which had to be built from scratch as opposed to their European counterparts.

The FIBRE testbed was originally composed by the integration of 13 experimentation nodes (a.k.a. islands), ten located in Brazil, widely spread across seven Brazilian states, and three in Europe: one at Fundació I2Cat (Spain), one at the University of Bristol (UK), and one at the University of Thessaly (Greece).

The FIBRE project ended in October 2014, after a duration of 30 months plus an extended period.

In 2015 the Brazilian member institutions took over FIBRE’s legacy infrastructure to start offering the testbed as a service. A new governance model, admission rules, policies and service operation processes were proposed. However, the testbed brand and name remains the same, with a new significance: Future Internet Brazilian Environment for Experimentation.

Learn more visiting FIBRE project website (2011-2014) and consulting the project factsheet.