The Research and Education Community Networks (Redecomep) are high-speed networks implemented by RNP at the metropolitan regions of the country, served by Points of Presence (PoPs) of the organization in countryside towns with two or more federal teaching and research institutions.

The adopted model sets forth the formation of consortiums among the participant organizations, so as to ensure their self-reliance, developing their own optical fiber infrastructure for the research and higher education.


In the picture above, it is possible to see the metropolitan networks implemented by December 2015, which currently connect approximately 320 institutions. For them, being connected to the local Redecomep means having a high-capacity network infrastructure with scope within the country and abroad. The possibilities include the development of collaborative scientific research, at both national and international levels, the use of advanced communication services and collaboration with cost decreases, distance learning, telemedicine, virtual laboratories, distributed computing, among others.

At the first stage of the Redecomep initiative, 26 metropolitan networks were built in the state capitals, one in the Federal District and another in the city of Campina Grande (State of Paraíba). At the second stage, countryside towns are being contemplated. The Redecomeps implemented in the capital cities are directly connected to the state’s PoP. The ones outside the capitals, for their turn, need to be connected to the PoP by transportation circuits, usually at 1 Gbps. In order to assist with the operation of the PoP in the entire state, RNP is implementing Points of Aggregation (PoAs) in such networks, in one of the participant institutions, preferably at the headquarters or campuses of a public federal university.

The strategy of implementing PoAs at a certain place does not necessarily depends on the development of a metropolitan network in the site. For instance, a PoA shall be installed at the National Institute of Space Research (Inpe), in the city of São José dos Campos, even though Redecomep has not yet been implemented there, to support the operation of a circuit that serves the National Center of Monitoring and Warnings of Natural Disasters (Cemaden), connected to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

Networks map


State City Network
AC Rio Branco RBMetroNet
AM Manaus MetroMAO
AP Macapá MetroAP
PA Belém MetroBel
PA Altamira MetroAlta
PA Castanhal Redecomep Castanhal
PA Marabá Redecomep Marabá
PA Santarém Redecomep Santarém
RO Porto Velho Rede Porto
RR Boa Vista RedeBV
TO Palmas MetroTins


State City Network
BA Salvador Remessa
BA/PE Petrolina-Juazeiro RedeVASF
CE Fortaleza GigaFOR
MA São Luís Redecomep São Luís
PI Teresina Rede Poti
PE Recife Rede Ícone
PB Campina Grande MetroCG
PB João Pessoa MetroJP (em breve)
RN Natal GigaNatal
SE Aracaju MetroAJU


 State City Network
DF Brasília GigaCandanga
GO Goiânia MetroGyn
MS Campo Grande Redecomep Campo Grande
MT Cuiabá Pantaneira


State City Network
ES Vitória MetroVix
MG Belo Horizonte Redecomep BH
MG Ouro Preto Inconf.Edu
RJ Rio de Janeiro Rede Rio Metropolitana
RJ Niterói MetroNIT
RJ Petrópolis RMP Petrópolis
SP Campinas Redecomep Campinas
SP São Carlos Rede Sanca
SP São Paulo MetroSampa


State City Network
Paraná Curitiba Rede Metropolitana de Curitiba
Rio Grande do Sul Pelotas Redecomep Pelotas (em breve)
Rio Grande do Sul Porto Alegre MetroPOA
Rio Grande do Sul Santa Maria Redecomep Santa Maria (em breve)
Santa Catarina Florianópolis Remep-FLN