EU countries have joined the EuroQCI Declaration, which envisages participation in developing a new quantum communication system. Work to create a quantum secure communication system should begin by 2027. The relevant statement was published on the website of the European Commission.
"Ireland has signed the EuroQCI Declaration. It means that the 27 members of the European Union have pledged to work with the European Commission and the European Space Agency (ESA) to establish EuroQCI, a secure quantum communication infrastructure that will connect the entire EU. EuroQCI will be part of a secure space-based communication system that the European Commission plans to set up," the statement said.
The statement said that high quality and secure communication network is essential for the day-to-day operations of European businesses, educational institutions, and government agencies, for the exchange of information, and for rapid adaptation in times of crisis.
The European Commission is currently planning to set up a secure satellite-based communications system that provides high-speed broadband access to communications services across Europe. The creation of EuroQCI is also part of this project. Such protection is achieved through the introduction of quantum keys for decoding information, for example, in integrated quantum cryptographic systems.