Russia's first ecosystem interuniversity quantum network with open access has been launched in Moscow.
The National University of Science and Technology (NUST MISIS) and Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatics (MTUCI) have been interconnected by the network.
According to local media reports, the ecosystem interuniversity quantum network consists of five nodes located in the buildings of NUST MISIS and MTUCI. It has an open architecture and scales up as new participants appear.
Universities, scientific organizations, industrial partners, and government agencies get access to the network. Based on the network, they can develop modern software applications in the field of information security using quantum keys, it said.
The media reports further said that the configuration of the quantum-protected communication channel corresponds to the one adopted in industrial networks. Keys generated at a speed of 30 Kbit/s are transmitted between trusted communication nodes using the quantum key distribution method over existing optical communication lines, which makes it possible to connect more than 10 high-speed encoders simultaneously.
Meanwhile, the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers informed that Russia is planning to launch 7000 km of quantum networks in Russia by 2024.