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QKD Network Simulator.

January 4th, 2023|

The quantum key distribution network simulator (QKDNetSim) is a simulation module designed to expend NS-3 network simulator with QKD network functionalities⁠. The main purpose of the network simulator is the analysis of different approaches to QKD network organizations, simulation of networking technologies considering integration of QKD systems into existing telecommunications networks with reference to network security. QKD Network Simulator is part of OPENQKD activities. The simulator module can be accessed under the webpage https://www.open-qkd.eu/

QKD Days Madrid 2022

October 12th, 2022|

The OPENQKD project invites you to join the QKD Days in Madrid. This two-day event will conclude the, for QKD very engaging, year 2022 with presentations on ongoing initiatives and proposals to shape the future of the quantum communication infrastructure in Europe. Meet and discuss with leading experts on QKD, equipment suppliers and policymakers. The event will be held over a two-day period (14th and 15th of December 2022) with a different scope and target audience for each day. If you want to attend the event (single day participation is also possible), please use the registration on the right. Attendance is free!

Utility Schleswig-Holstein Netz, ADVA field trial quantum security over aerial fiber.

May 3rd, 2022|

ADVA has collaborated with northern German power grid operator Schleswig-Holstein Netz on a field trial of quantum-secured data transport. The trial is significant, because it is the first to use a commercial system (the ADVA FSP 3000 with ConnectGuard Layer 1 encryption) to provide security based on quantum key distribution (QKD) on aerial fiber cables alongside high-voltage power lines.

OpenQKD presentation

April 9th, 2021|

OPENQKD presentation will be held at the EPIC Online Quantum Technology Meeting on Implementing Secure Strategies for Past, Present & Future Communications 9 April 2021 15:00 – 17:00 CEST.

The Medical Data Protection use case is online.

December 10th, 2020|

The use case ‘Medical Data Protection Graz’ for quantum key distribution (QKD) is successfully proving the highest possible protection of the most sensitive data imaginable, medical records. Together with the Medical University Graz, the Hospital (Landeskrankenhaus) Graz II, fragmentiX and its partners managed to successfully set up the QKD and encryption hardware.

Europe News

Quantum Eastern Europe event.

May 5th, 2022|

"Quantum Eastern Europe (QEE) is a 2-day online event that will bring together those stakeholders in Eastern Europe for whom quantum science and technology is relevant. The event will raise awareness and transfer knowledge about quantum science and technology, foster synergies and collaborations between academia, industry, government, and interested individuals, and thereby strengthen the quantum ecosystem in this geographical area."

European QKD Tech Website online

February 8th, 2022|

In order to support the EuroQCI initiative and the preparation of the first round of calls in DEP program AIT has launched a website to facilitate exchange of information and to offer an advertisement space for QKD products and services - https://quantum.ait.ac.at/

First intergovernmental quantum communication

August 6th, 2021|

The University of Trieste and the National Institute of Optics of the CNR gave the first public demonstration of an intergovernmental quantum communication: during the G20 in Trieste, an encrypted audio-video communication was established with Slovenia and Croatia using quantum technology.

OPENQKD at GÉANT infoshare.

March 24th, 2021|

OPENQKD and its partners were present at GÉANT Infoshare: Quantum Key Distribution - Practical Implementations, Challenges, R&E Use Cases and Standardisation outlook. The infoshare and recording can be accessed at GÉANT website.

QCrypt 2020 online

August 10th, 2020|

As every year Qcrypt will open its door in mid of summer. In 2020 it was shifted from Amsterdam to the online space. Watch out for the YouTube-channel!

Global News

Toshiba announces breakthrough in long distance quantum communication.

June 9th, 2021|

The Cambridge Research Laboratory of Toshiba Europe announced on June 8th the first demonstration of quantum communications over optical fibres exceeding 600 km in length. Thi solution will bring step closer long distance quantum-secured information transfer between metropolitan areas and is a major advance towards building the future Quantum Internet.

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