The FIBRE testbed is as research facility constructed in the scope of a former project funded by the 2010 Brazil-EU Coordinated Call in ICT.

It works as a large-scale Virtual Laboratory for students and researchers to test new applications and network architecture models.

Currently, the FIBRE infrastructure consists of a federation of 11 local testbeds, also called “experimentation nodes” or simply “islands”.

Each “island” have a set of network devices to support experiments in both fixed and wireless technologies. They are connected by an overlay network on the RNP backbone, comprised of two network separate layers: a control plane and an experiment plane. This network is named “FIBREnet”.

The governance model allows each participating institution to have autonomy over their local resources, while they may use resources from other islands to setup network experiments.

It is not necessary to host an experimental island to use the testbed. FIBRE is open to use by any researcher, professor or student from any institution.

FIBRE objectives:

  • Build a Future Internet testbed in Brazil, federated with other worldwide testbed initiatives.
  • Provide a large scale platform for promoting the Future Internet research  in Brazil and region.
  • Encourage educators to use the testbed for network classes to foster a new generation of researchers.