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Building a Quantum
Communication Infrastructure
for Ireland

Ireland strengthens the resilience of its critical infrastructure by leveraging quantum technologies.

IrelandQCI, the ‘Building a National Quantum Communication Infrastructure for Ireland’ project incorporates integrating innovative and secure quantum devices and systems into conventional communication infrastructures. This will be done by enhancing the ESB Telecoms’ optical fibre network with an additional layer of security, all based on quantum physics, in particular quantum key distribution (QKD).

Technology specialists in six universities are pooling their expertise and resources to add an extra security layer to Ireland’s communications infrastructure and the data it transmits.

IrelandQCI is one of several projects across the EU which sees the European Commission working with 27 Member States, as well as the European Space Agency, towards the deployment of a secure quantum communication infrastructure spanning the EU.

Use cases to enchance
Digital Public Services security


Use cases for
Industrial Partners

Experimental Educational and Research use cases

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February 8, 2024

IrelandQCI Plenary 2, CONNECT Centre, Trinity College Dublin.

IrelandQCI Plenary 2, CONNECT Centre, Trinity College Dublin. IrelandQCI ‘Building a National Quantum Communication Infrastructure for Ireland’ incorporates integrating innovative and secure quantum devices and systems into conventional communication infrastructure. The project aim is establishing an infrastructure for Quantum Key …

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December 6, 2023

Europe is poised to lead the quantum race!

Europe is poised to lead the quantum race! Members of the European Parliament, officials from the European Commission (EC), and representatives from member states, academia and industry gathered in early December to chart Europe’s strategies to advance the region’s technological …

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November 16, 2023

Quantum Internet 2023, an SFI CONNECT Centre Science Week event

Quantum Internet 2023, an SFI CONNECT Centre Science Week event Dr. Deirdre Kilbane, Director of Research at Walton Institute and Co-PI at CONNECT Centre, joined Professor Dan Kilper of Trinity College Dublin and Director at CONNECT Centre, for a fascinating …

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Partners:

This project has received funding from the European Union’s DIGITAL Europe Programme under grant agreement No. 101091520

DIGITAL-2021-QCI-01 –EU secure Quantum Communication Infrastructure DEPLOY-NATIONAL –Deploying advanced national QCI systems and networks Project ID 101091520.