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Aliro Joins the Center for Quantum Networks (CQN) Industry Advisory Board to Lay the Foundations for a Commercially-Available Quantum Internet

By IQT News posted 03 Feb 2021

(PRNewswire) Aliro Quantum, the leading quantum networking company, announces today that it has joined the Center for Quantum Networks (CQN) Industry Advisory Board. Aliro will help guide CQN on its mission to build the first long-range quantum network enabled by quantum repeaters, making Entanglement as a Service—the fundamental building block for a 100% secure network—a reality for government and business use. CQN, centered at the University of Arizona, was founded in 2020 with a $26 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).
“The Center for Quantum Networks is at the forefront of establishing national leadership in quantum networking technology,” said Jim Ricotta, Aliro CEO. “Aliro will provide valuable industry perspective to support CQN’s groundbreaking work. I’ve led companies into nascent networking markets before, and the signs are unmistakable: The quantum internet will spur a new remarkable computing revolution.”
CQN will develop the first quantum network enabling fully error-corrected quantum connectivity at 10 M qubits/s over 100-km simultaneously between multiple user groups, enabled by quantum repeaters. Prineha Narang, Professor at Harvard and Aliro CTO, serves as a Thrust Co-Lead at CQN, with a focus on quantum materials, devices, and fundamentals.
“The Quantum Internet will surpass the capabilities of today’s internet because of the unique applications afforded by distributed entanglement,” said Saikat Guha, Director, CQN.
CQN was founded in 2020 as an NSF Engineering Research Center (ERC). The NSF ERC program supports convergent research, education, and technology translation at U.S. universities that will lead to strong societal impacts.

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