Qunnect is ready to open up quantum internet capabilities for users in the New York.
In order to expand its quantum networking testbed, GothamQ, from Brooklyn to Manhattan, Qunnect, a provider of quantum-secure networking technology built for scalable implementation on current telecom fiber infrastructure, has announced the building of a new fibre loop. Qunnect, which connects New York University (NYU) and the Navy Yard, is ready to open up quantum internet capabilities for users in the New York metropolitan area's financial services, critical infrastructure, and telecom industries.
Qunnect's solutions will fully support real-world scalability once its first-generation metropolitan product suite is finished in mid-2023. They are made to operate at room temperature rather than in delicate, climate-controlled laboratory settings, and they can be deployed in crowded, urban environments without being affected by difficult city conditions, like the tightly packed municipal infrastructure that makes up New York's five borough system.
With the goal of fostering a quantum workforce in New York City, Qunnect and SandboxAQ will partner with CQIP to establish a Quantum Information Science (QIS) curriculum and specialized lab that will make use of the GothamQ testbed. Over the past ten years, NYU's research portfolio has been one of the fastest-expanding among US colleges. Quantum technologies have become a top focus for research and education, with over $1 billion funded annually in research in fields including artificial intelligence and methods to lessen inequality.