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Swiss Quantum

In January 2011 Swissquantum successfully completed the longest running project for testing Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) in a field environment. The main goal of the SwissQuantum network, installed in the Geneva metropolitan area in March 2009, was to validate the reliability and robustness of QKD in continuous operation in a network over a long time period in a field environment. The quantum layer ran stably for nearly 2 years, confirming the viability of QKD as a commercial encryption technology in telecommunication networks.

The network consisted of three nodes located in the Geneva metropolitan area.

This network served as a platform for:
- Research & Development
- Demonstration and
- Education
in the field of quantum communications.

This website presents the project, the technology used as well as the results of the extensive test campaign.


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