HistoryIn 2001, Professor Djamel H. Sadok was approached by the national research center in Telecommunications (CPqD) to develop an IP based Quality of Service tool for use in traffic engineering. This coincided with the increasing demand from the market in Brazil for new industrial partnerships with R&D University groups. As a result, a new research group was born to engage in joint R&D and innovation which was called the Networking and Telecommunications Research Group – GPRT, short for “Grupo de Pesquisa em Redes e Telecomunicações”.
Our success stories include the development of VoIP gateways, an advanced CDN simulator, an emergency network communication system, ADSL2+ modem optimization and automatic configuration algorithms, an SDH/IP graphical planning tool, a high speed 40 Gbps online traffic measurement and classification engine, etc.
GPRT members hold more than 10 patents and are additionally involved in some European FP7 (EU-Brazil) research projects. To state some, GPRT coordinates the Security for the Future Internet project (Secfunet) as well as the BEMOCOFRA project for investigating communication systems for use in industrial assembly lines.
With more 10 years of existence, GPRT continues leading with state of the art technology in the communication area as well as attracting some of the best researchers in the field.
MissionThe Group´s mission is clear: to work in close partnership with the industry in product oriented research and development. Together with some of our main partners, we considered some long term research where new ideas for network organization and management paradigms were considered. We also take pride in seeing our results being applied into new products and moving to our partners´business units.