(EC.Europa) The first steps were taking to build Europe’s “Quantum Internet” earlier this year. The could ultimately connect quantum computers, simulators and sensors to distribute information and quantum resources securely.
Plans to build a European quantum communication infrastructure are underway, also. A Quantum Communication Infrastructure (QCI) would represent the next generation of ultra-secure communications in Europe, allowing information to be transmitted and stored ultra-securely, linking critical data and communication assets all over the continent. Based on Quantum Key Distribution (QKD), a technology that uses the principles of quantum mechanics to perform cryptographic tasks, the QCI would consist of components on earth and in space, and significantly boost Europe’s capabilities in cybersecurity and communications