Demo­quandt

The “Demo­QuanDT” pro­ject aims to deve­lop and demons­tra­te a secu­re and ven­dor-inde­pen­dent quan­tum com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on net­work in Ger­ma­ny. In light of the advan­cing digi­tiza­ti­on of cri­ti­cal infra­struc­tu­re such as power and water uti­li­ties, as well as com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on net­works, cur­rent encryp­ti­on tech­no­lo­gy is vul­nerable to quan­tum com­pu­ters. Quan­tum com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on pro­vi­des a solu­ti­on to ensu­re infor­ma­ti­on trans­mis­si­on that is resistant to quan­tum com­pu­ters.
The pro­ject has achie­ved signi­fi­cant mile­sto­nes, inclu­ding the pro­cu­re­ment of Quan­tum Key Dis­tri­bu­ti­on (QKD) modu­les from various Euro­pean manu­fac­tu­r­ers and the estab­lish­ment of a sta­te-of-the-art labo­ra­to­ry for test­ing QKD hard­ware. Addi­tio­nal­ly, Demo­QuanDT works on deve­lo­ping an archi­tec­tu­re and secu­re sce­na­ri­os for key com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on. In-house Key Manage­ment Sys­tems are being deve­lo­ped to ensu­re net­work secu­ri­ty.

A major step for­ward is the plan­ning and con­s­truc­tion of a test rou­te bet­ween Ber­lin and Bonn in a real-world envi­ron­ment invol­ving mul­ti­ple QKD hard­ware manu­fac­tu­r­ers. Exis­ting fiber-optic infra­struc­tu­re and regu­lar ope­ra­tio­nal sites are being uti­li­zed. The pre­sen­ta­ti­on of this rou­te in a show­ca­se will be a high­light, demons­t­ra­ting all the neces­sa­ry com­pon­ents and pro­ces­ses for the prac­ti­cal ope­ra­ti­on of a QKD net­work, inclu­ding error resi­li­ence.
“Demo­QuanDT” could lay the foun­da­ti­on for a nati­on­wi­de quan­tum com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on net­work, bols­te­ring cyber­se­cu­ri­ty across the coun­try.

Con­sor­ti­um Part­ners:
• Deut­sche Tele­kom Tech­nik GmbH (Kon­sor­ti­al­füh­rer)
• Adva Net­work Secu­ri­ty GmbH
• Roh­de & Schwarz Cyber­se­cu­ri­ty GmbH
• KEE­Quant GmbH                                                                                                                                                                                                 • Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Darm­stadt                                                                                                                                                                 • Hoch­schu­le Darm­stadt

Address / Cont­act:

Cont­act SQuaD:
Mar­cus Gärt­ner (DT Tech­nik)
E‑mail: marcus.gaertner@telekom.de

Pho­ne: +49421–51551102
Mobi­le: +49160–96689037