On November 23, the BME Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics organized their annual quantum communication workshop at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics on the Celebration of Hungarian Science.
The title of this year’s workshop was “Looking for Challenges: Quantum Computing and Quantum Communication at the BME Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics”
Sándor Imre talked about the Hungarian contribution to the EuroQCI (the European Quantum Communication Infrastructure) and detailed the activities of the QCIHungary project. Eszter Udvary shared her experiences integrating the quantum and classical channels. László Bacsárdi highlighted some of their results at the Mobile Communications and Quantum Technologies Laboratory within the free-space quantum communication.
Following the presentations as academic researchers, representatives of three companies shared their vision of quantum communication with the audience. Andras Nagy from ATL detailed how the threat of quantum computers can be answered using quantum random number generators and qkd. Emil Babics from Magyar Telekom showed why quantum communication-related knowledge is important for a telecommunication company. János Barta (Vodafone Hungary) highlighted the future of quantum communication from the viewpoint of a telco company.