Deutsche Telekom, Airbus lead 2 consortia designing EU Quantum Communication Infrastructure ground segment

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The European Commission, in a development that could advance plans for an EU satellite infrastructure focusing on quantum key distribution, awarded contracts to two consortia to study the design and cost of a European Quantum Communication Infrastructure, or EuroQCI.

The two consortia, led by Deutsche Telekom and Airbus Defence and Space, will focus mainly on the terrestrial side of EuroQCI. But the Commission said the contracts “are part of a coordinated call with the European Space Agency (ESA), which will . . .

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