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  • Quantum in the City: the shape of things to come
    Quantum physics is not the realm of science fiction; quantum properties are driving the next generation of innovative technologies that will have an impact on society in the near future. From non-invasive medical imaging to unhackable data security, discover how the UK National Quantum Technologies Programme is translating quantum theory ... read more
    Source: UK Quantum Communications Hub – NewsSeptember 13, 2019
  • “QTX-3 2019: Quantum Technologies in Space” international workshop
    The coincidence of the UK Space 2019 international conference, the Singapore / UK satellite QKD In-Orbit-Demonstration (IOD) research collaboration, and the specific interests of the Quantum Communications Hub partners in CubeSats have rendered a joint session close to UK Space 2019 opportune.   In response, an international specialist workshop has ... read more
    Source: UK Quantum Communications Hub – NewsAugust 28, 2019
  • Two new research posts are available in our Hub!
    Following the notification of the successful outcome of our Hub’s proposal for a further five years of funding, two of our teams are advertising new research posts – one in quantum communications (University of Oxford), and one in quantum information theory (University of York).  Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Quantum Communications: ... read more
    Source: UK Quantum Communications Hub – NewsAugust 27, 2019
  • Fourth Annual Report of the Quantum Communications Hub
    The post Fourth Annual Report of the Quantum Communications Hub appeared first on Quantum Communications. ... read more
    Source: UK Quantum Communications Hub – NewsJuly 24, 2019
  • 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
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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