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Schleswig-Holstein Netz tests quantum-secured transport over aerial fiber with ADVA

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ADVA (FSE: ADV) today announced that Schleswig-Holstein Netz, one of northern Germany’s largest power grid operators, has successfully completed a field trial of quantum-secured data transport using the ADVA FSP 3000 platform with ConnectGuard Layer 1 encryption technology. For the first time with a full commercial solution, a future-proof key exchange based on quantum key distribution (QKD) was used to encrypt data across overhead fiber cables. Until now, ensuring QKD performance in the harsh outdoor conditions of aerial fiber was thought to be a major barrier. The trial shows how mission-critical utility networks can now counter the urgent threat of attacks from quantum computers. Technology from ADVA’s partner, the quantum cryptography company ID Quantique, also played a significant role generating QKD keys.

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“The emergence of large quantum computers will jeopardize mission-critical networks like never before. That’s why we’re taking action now and trialing technology to safeguard power infrastructure for the long term. The success of our PoC with ADVA’s secure solution is a key breakthrough for protecting utility networks with QKD,” said Benjamin Merkt, CTO of Schleswig-Holstein Netz. “We’ve shown that grids like ours that use aerial fiber stretching across hundreds of kilometers can be protected against quantum-enabled hacking, even in adverse climactic conditions. It’s a major step towards guaranteeing the integrity and security of critical data in transit both today and in the post-quantum world.”

QKD offers a way to secure sensitive data transport against all forms of cyberattack, including from quantum computers that could render traditional public key cryptography useless. Distributing encryption keys in a quantum state ensures that any attempt to intercept traffic disturbs photons, introducing coding errors and alerting operators. But implementing the technology in power infrastructure is challenging as most utility communication networks are integrated with long-distance high-voltage overhead lines. As QKD performance can be easily affected by environmental factors, stability was a key criterion in Schleswig-Holstein Netz’s trial, but the configuration proved to be stable and suitable for aerial fiber. The success of ADVA’s solution shows a way forward for quantum-secure utility networks.

“This PoC proves that QKD-based encryption is achievable in network architectures like this. Even with fiber optics integrated with 110kV overhead lines and unprotected from wind, solar radiation and thunderstorms, our solution was successful,” commented Helmut Griesser, director of advanced technology at ADVA. “Working closely with Schleswig-Holstein Netz and our partner ID Quantique, we’ve been able to demonstrate that QKD has a major role in safeguarding utilities. We’ve shown that our FSP 3000 ConnectGuard encryption has the power to protect our most sensitive and vital assets from cybercriminals even in the age of quantum computers.”

The PoC was performed as part of the OPENQKD project, which is supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. The project creates several testbeds and demonstrates numerous use cases, laying the foundations of a pan-European quantum network.


About ADVA

ADVA is a company founded on innovation and focused on helping our customers succeed. Our technology forms the building blocks of a shared digital future and empowers networks across the globe. We’re continually developing breakthrough hardware and software that leads the networking industry and creates new business opportunities. It’s these open connectivity solutions that enable our customers to deliver the cloud and mobile services that are vital to today’s society and for imagining new tomorrows. Together, we’re building a truly connected and sustainable future. For more information on how we can help you, please visit us at www.adva.com.

About ID Quantique

Founded in 2001 as a spin-off of the Group of Applied Physics of the University of Geneva, ID Quantique is the world leader in quantum-safe crypto solutions, designed to protect data for the future. The company provides quantum-safe network encryption, secure quantum key generation and Quantum Key Distribution solutions and services to the financial industry, enterprises and government organizations globally. IDQ’s quantum random number generator has been validated according to global standards and independent agencies, and is the reference in highly regulated and mission critical industries – such as security, encryption, critical infrastructure and IoT – where trust is paramount. For more information, please visit www.idquantique.com.

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