We are connected to other international academic networks, with direct connections to South America and the United States.
We are connected to the United States at high speed by the Amlight consortium. These connections provide access to the US academic networks, which connect us to other international networks and the worldwide business internet.
The initiative is building the first direct connection between Latin America and Europe and will meet the needs of the education and research communities in both regions for the next 25 years. Most land connections pass through the Brazilian territory.
The AARCLight project will provide a direct connection between Brazil and Angola. This will be the first intercontinental connection not passing through the United States, allowing better connectivity to southern and eastern Africa (Ubuntunet Alliance networks).
Since 2009, RNP collaborates with the Cinegrid community, which is dedicated to the international high resolution multimedia of artistic collaboration events (music, dance, cinema), with the participation of researchers and artists.
Global Research Activities
GLIF - Global Lambda Integrated Facility
Since 2008, we integrate the Global Lambda Integrated Facility (Glif), international collaboration between education and research networks that share resources to interconnect advanced networks in different countries, supporting scientific applications that demand high data transmission.
We offer connectivity for Brazilian institutions to participate in the selected team of computer grids of the LHCONE network of the European Council for Nuclear Research (Cern). Thus, Brazilian researchers can be involved in large physics experiments, whose data is generated in the LHC particle accelerator and distributed throughout the world.
In 2014, RNP collaborated with Japanese public television company NHK and telecommunication operator NTT, which broadcasted live Super Hi Vision (8K) footage of nine matches from the World Cup in Brazil to four cities in Japan. The transmission used resources from our network and other academic networks in Latin America, the United States, and Japan.