There is a new blog post by the NQCIS Ericsson team available here: https://www.ericsson.com/en/blog/2023/8/building-a-quantum-key-distribution-network-in-sweden
The aim of this project
To deploy and test quantum key distribution systems tailored to the specific needs of Sweden. This includes validation of different implementations to identify the most effective solutions for secure communications in Sweden : metropolitan networks, long-distance networks, terrestrial to satellite links and submarine links that are needed owing to the specific geography of the country.
To create a national community focussed on advancing quantum technology and foster collaboration between research partners, industrial companies ranging from Ericsson to emerging spinoffs
The goals of this project
Deploy a national testbed for quantum communication technologies
Integrate the national testbed with existing quantum communication networks to prepare for the deployment of the full EuroQCIv
Train users in quantum communication technologies and EU member states
The consortium is comprised of world leading experts from Sweden with relevant expertise in key classical and quantum aspects needed to establish a secure communication network by bringing together the classical communication industry in sync with the emerging quantum communication industry. All consortium teams are involved in all work packages, so to strengthen synergies, collaboration and communication in the consortium also at the level of the work package and its tasks, where the partners will be working together in a targeted way on a day-to-day basis to achieve the key aims of deploying advanced national quantum system and networks for testing quantum communication technologies and for integrating them with existing communication networks.
The consortium is directed by Professor Katia Gallo whose research team at KTH will co-ordinate with the research teams other partners from : Chalmers University of Technology (Dr Rui Lin); Ericsson AB (Dr Gemma Vall-llosera); Linköpings university (Associate professor Guilherme B Xavier); Stockholm University (Professor Mohamed Bourennane); quCertify (Dr Sadiq Muhammad); Quantum Scopes (Professor Val Zwiller)
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Katia Gallo, Professor
Daniel Vare, PhD
The work is part of the project “ DIGITAL-2022-QCI-02-DEPLOY-NATIONAL". (Project number: 101113375— NQCIS) funded by the European Union together with VInnova and Wallenberg Centre for Quantum Technology - WACQT