The 1st segment of the European quantum communication network in Portugal

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The 1st segment of the European quantum communication network in Portugal, called PTQCI, was awarded by the European Commission to a consortium involving Altice Labs, within the scope of the first call for proposals of the Digital European Programme. PTQCI will lay the foundation of the national component of the future European Quantum Communication Infrastructure (EuroQCI). The goal is to implement the first ultra-secure quantum communication infrastructure at a national level, through terrestrial links, but it also intends to prepare the space link, using technologies such as Quantum Key Distribution (QKD). Altice Labs is a key partner in the development of PTQCI due to its competence and know-how in the area of Software Defined Networks (SDN). It will have responsibilities in defining, implementing, and testing a robust, resilient, and flexible network solution. The project consortium, led by Deimos Engenharia, is composed of the most relevant Portuguese public and private organizations in telecommunications and security technologies.

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