News from Consortium
QKD Network Simulator.
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
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.
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.
BT uses OpenQKD equipment to achieve QKD over hollow-core-fiber-cable
The usual crosstalk from telecom channels to the quantum channel could be minimized by using a hollow-core-fiber cable.
Standardisation Workshop for QKD.
The Project Consortium organized on 28.09.2021 workshop on standardization of QKD technologies.
OPENQKD Cross-border testbed launched.
OPENQKD Project and partners launched the cross-border testbed between VSB (Ostrava) and PSNC (Poland). It will focus on the integration of QKD technology in HPC use-cases.
Next step in quantum cryptography – live demonstration.
QuTech, Quantum Delta NL and KPN will present live demonstration of the next step in quantum cryptography, which will revolutionize online banking, secure legal and secure governmental communication. Please feel free to register and join the event.
OPENQKD at Quantum Summit.
OPENQKD project and its activities will be presented at Quantum Summi on 26 — 27 May 2021
2nd Open Call is open for submission !
We are pleased to announce that the 2nd Open Call is opened. Please refer to the submission page here.
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.
Resource-effective Quantum Key Distribution: a field-trial in Padua city center
A recent field-trial successfully demonstrated Quantum Key Distribution over a deployed metropolitan fiber-network in Padua!
OPENQKD document on the QKD standardization aspects.
The Project has published document "Current Standardisation Landscape and existing Gaps in the Area of Quantum Key Distribution" which is a result of WP9 activities.
Conference talk about the OpenQKD and EuroQCI projects
Dates: March 16 - 17, 2021 Our colleague Eleni Diamanti will explain how EU will bridge the gap between the current OpenQKD-project and to future EuroQCI initiative.
BQIT:21 The Virtual Bristol Quantum Information Technologies Workshop
Dates: April 26 - 30, 2021, OPENQKD will contribute to the conference and present several talks during this workshop and show selected use cases. Fututre dates:
The Medical Data use case in Graz.
The use case ‘Medical Data Protection Graz’ for quantum key distribution (QKD) is successfully proving new results.
The Medical Data Protection use case is online.
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.
Videos from Quantum Industry Day in Switzerland 2020
The videos, presentations from the Quantum Industry Day in Switzerland 2020 are available.
OPENQKD at European Quantum Week – ”Securing medical data in transit and at rest”
OPENQKD will present one of its use-cases at European Quantum Week. Follow the online presentation and discussion !
OPENQKD presentation during Quantum Industry Day in Switzerland 2020 !
Project coordinator - Austrian Institute of Technology gave an overview and update regarding OPENQKD project during Quantum Industry Day in Switzerland 2020.
Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity researching next-generation encryption projects.
Rohde & Schwarz publishes information regarding its involvement and commitment to OPENQKD project.
Future-proof datacenter interconnection
The OpenQKD project partners IDQ, ADVA and SIG successfully integrated QKD and Layer 1 Encryption to their real-world use-case in Geneva
Deadline Open Call July 3rd
The first round of Open Calls is launched with the deadline of July 3rd 2020.
Intercity QKD link infrastructure in Poland for research activities.
Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC) and ID Quantique (IDQ) collaborate once again to establish a new Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) link between Poznan and Warsaw.
Quantum Eastern Europe event.
"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."
BT and Toshiba Launch First Commercial Trial of Quantum Secured Communication Services.
BT and Toshiba, along with EY launched the trial of a world first commercial quantum secured metro network.
European QKD Tech Website online
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/
Quantum Network Explorer Launch Event on Nov. 19
Online platform to learn and interact with quantum networks through simulation and quantum hardware.
BT to pair with Toshiba on commercial quantum-secured London metro optical network
The new fiber network will connect sites in London’s Docklands, the City, and the M4 Corridor. BT will use the infrastructure to supply data services protected by quantum key distribution and post-quantum cryptography.
First intergovernmental quantum communication
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.
SPIE Photonex + Vacuum Technologies Programme
Conference announcement - 14. April 2021. The submission deadline for quantum conference “Quantum Technology: Driving Commercialisation of an Enabling Science" relevant to high TRL is soon.
OPENQKD at GÉANT infoshare.
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.
Successful field trial of quantum-secured transport in Germany
February 17, 2021 The OpenQKD partners Idquantique together with ADVA demonstrate high-speed encryption with frequent key exchange over COLT’s deployed metro network in Frankfurt.
GÉANT Infoshare: Quantum Technologies – Principles, Challenges and Applications.
GÉANT organized on 20.01.2020 a dedicated Quantum Technologies Infoshare with particular focus on QKD technologies. OPENQKD project is recognized in GÉANT whitepaper: Quantum Technologies Status Overview.
Unique testbed in Eindhoven paves the way for unhackable ‘quantum internet’
Platform will provide world's first field tests with autonomous driving cars whose communications are secured with promising quantum tech.
Support for young Quantum Researchers
Applause to this initiative! Missing young workforces will be disadvantageous for a new technology, which was also experienced by OpenQKD partners.
QCrypt 2020 online
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!
Quantum safe cryptography – the big picture
David Shaw published an informative article on Fact-Based-Insight about the ecosystem of security applications and how their security can be improved
Quantum Industry Day in Switzerland 2021, 5-6 October 2021
The Quantum Industry Day gathers academic and industrial R&D to foster exchange and accelerate the development of new quantum products.
Toshiba announces breakthrough in long distance quantum communication.
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.
Quantum Information Technology Webinar Series organized by ITU-T
The 3rd webinar of this series will focus on use-cases for QKD networks and will contain a brief status update from OpenQKD.
Inside Quantum Technology New York
The Business of Quantum Computing, Quantum Networking, Quantum Sensors, and Quantum Cryptography.May 17 – 20, 2021
Opening of the Cybersecurity track: Cybersecurity in the quantum era.
The following meeting will be organized by ITU-T FG-QIT4N/ETSI on Thursday, 8 April 2021, 15:00–17:30 (UTC+02:00)
Pilot QKD infrastructure in public, medical and industrial sectors
IDQ and SK Broadband selected to build a pilot QKD infrastructure in public, medical and industrial sectors in Korea.
US telecom operator Verizon trials quantum security
Verizon performs QKD technology trials in its operational environment.
University of Arizona will develop quantum internet further
In the US the next round of funding was distributed to connect quantum information processing devices in future.
A step closer to secure global communication
New distance record for QKD. Entangled photons have been distributed by the Chinese satellite “Micius”