Nokia and HellasQCI announce the successful completion of a proof of concept (PoC) for Quantum-Safe Networks (QSN), in a complex optical network ring topology, across three locations in Greece: GRNET’s Data Center, the National Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA) Network Operations Center (NOC), and the NKUA Department of Informatics and Telecommunications (DIT), Optics Communications and Photonic Technology Laboratory (OPTCOMMS-PTL).

Nokia successfully demonstrated hybrid key generation using both classic and quantum physics to generate and distribute Quantum-Safe keys for encrypted optical services. The goal of the PoC was to run use cases with the HellasQCI consortium members from government, research and education, defense, law enforcement and private sector critical infrastructure owners to ensure Quantum-Safe connectivity infrastructure.

Dr. Ognjen Prnjat, Director for European Infrastructures and Projects Directorate at GRNET stated: “The PoC demonstrated the feasibility and the benefits of Quantum-Safe Networks for securing critical communications in Greece and in Europe and we look forward to continuing our collaboration with Nokia and other partners to develop and deploy an operational and secure EuroQCI”.

HellasQCI project is coordinated by the National Infrastructures for Research and Technology – GRNET, operating under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Digital Governance.

Read the official Press Release here.