Moscow researchers have completed tests of an open-access interuniversity quantum network that connected the campuses of NUST MISIS and MTUCI. It will be used to implement technological solutions in the field of information security using quantum cryptography, the press service of NUST MISIS reported.
All interested players of the quantum communications market can connect to the network, which consists of five nodes. They will be able to "develop modern software applications in the field of information security using quantum keys." The network will scale as new members appear.
As MTUCI rector Sergei Erokhin said, "for telecom operators and manufacturers of telecommunications equipment with elements of quantum technologies, it becomes possible to test their equipment on a real network, and not only in laboratory conditions."
Earlier it was reported that the method of quantum key distribution at a speed of 30 Kbit/s is implemented in the interuniversity network on fiber between trusted nodes. This makes it possible to connect more than ten high-speed encoders at the same time.