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  • Major funding announcement heralds new phase of UK quantum secure communications research and development
    11 July 2019 The UK Quantum Communications Hub has been awarded further funding of approximately £24M to deliver its vision of integrated quantum secured communications. Funded through the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme as part of a national network of four quantum technology hub consortia, the Quantum Communications Hub is ... read more
    Source: UK Quantum Communications Hub – NewsJuly 11, 2019
  • QKD over 5GUK: Dynamic QKD network over the 5GUK testbed
    The Quantum Communications Hub and University of Bristol will demonstrate the first 5G network secured by dynamic QKD methods and will share keys over end-to-end core, metro and access networks. This is a key step towards the final linking of the metro-scale networks in Bristol and Cambridge to BT Adastral ... read more
    Source: UK Quantum Communications Hub – NewsJuly 3, 2019
  • Quantum Shorts film screening at the York Festival of Ideas
    The Quantum Communications Hub is sponsoring a film screening as part of this year’s York Festival of Ideas. From fascinating sci-fi visions to absurdist takes on the multiverse, we present a special screening of the top ten shortlisted finalists in the international Quantum Shorts Festival.  With quantum detectives, love ... read more
    Source: UK Quantum Communications Hub – NewsMay 9, 2019
  • Quantum Technologies – The Research Behind a Revolution
    Specially commissioned collection of articles on the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme, published as part of New Statesman, 12 April 2019. The post Quantum Technologies – The Research Behind a Revolution appeared first on Quantum Communications. ... read more
    Source: UK Quantum Communications Hub – NewsMay 2, 2019
  • Hub partners collaborate to extend the UK’s Quantum Network into the Telecommunications Industry
    York, 1 April 2019 Numerous Quantum Communications Hub partners came together last month to celebrate the official launch of the newest UK Quantum Network (UKQN) link – UKQNtel. Taking place across both ends of the link – BT’s Research Labs at Adastral Park and the Cambridge Engineering Department at Cambridge ... read more
    Source: UK Quantum Communications Hub – NewsApril 1, 2019
  • Launch of the UKQNtel Quantum Network: Connecting Research with Industry
    The Quantum Communications Hub and lead industrial partner BT are launching UKQNtel – the Cambridge to Adastral Park quantum network. UKQNtel is the new quantum network connecting the Quantum Communications Hub at Cambridge to BT Adastral Park. This network is funded by EPSRC and operates on standard commercial fibre provided by BT. It connects ... read more
    Source: UK Quantum Communications Hub – NewsMarch 8, 2019
  • Panel Discussion: Quantum Communication, What can Quantum Technology do for a data hungry society?
    Our Hub Director, Professor Tim Spiller, will be taking part in a panel discussion organised by the UCL Institute of Communications and Connected Systems, on the subject of Quantum Communications, the potential and impact of the new technology applications. Date: April 2nd, 2019 Venue: Jeremy Bentham Room, University College London, Gower St, London WC1E ... read more
    Source: UK Quantum Communications Hub – NewsMarch 8, 2019
  • Quantum Technologies Public Dialogue Report
    The post Quantum Technologies Public Dialogue Report appeared first on Quantum Communications. ... read more
    Source: UK Quantum Communications Hub – NewsJanuary 15, 2019
  • UK Quantum Technology Landscape
    The post UK Quantum Technology Landscape appeared first on Quantum Communications. ... read more
    Source: UK Quantum Communications Hub – NewsJanuary 15, 2019
  • Lewis A, Kraemer M & Travagnin M. Quantum Technologies: Implications for European Policy. Issues for debate.
    This is a Science for Policy Report from the European Joint Research Centre, raising policy issues and related questions across all quantum technology sectors. The post Lewis A, Kraemer M & Travagnin M. Quantum Technologies: Implications for European Policy. Issues for debate. appeared first on Quantum Communications. ... read more
    Source: UK Quantum Communications Hub – NewsJanuary 14, 2019
Project Description

The UK Quantum Technology Hub for Quantum Communications is a synergistic partnership of eight UK Universities (Bristol, Cambridge, Heriot-Watt, Leeds, Royal Holloway, Sheffield, Strathclyde, and York), numerous private sector companies (BT, the National Physical Laboratory, Toshiba Research Europe Ltd, amongst others), and public sector bodies (Bristol City Council and the National Dark Fibre Infrastructure Service), that have come together in a unique collaboration to exploit fundamental laws of quantum physics for the development of secure communications technologies and services.

Led by the University of York, the five-year, £24m QComm Hub aims to deliver quantum communications systems that will in turn enable secure transactions and transmissions of data across a range of users in real-world applications: from government agencies and industrial set-ups to commercial establishments and the wider public. The project is part of a major national initiative, the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme, which aims to ensure the successful transition of quantum technologies from laboratory to industries.

Project Details
  • Institute: UKNQT Quantum Commuincations Hub
  • Founded: 2014
  • Capabilities: Advanced QKD protofols, quantum networks, device integration
  • Home: www.quantumcommshub.net
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