Quantum Communications Network

Quantum Communications Network
June 18, 2023
Numana launches its first quantum communication network by optical fiber in Sherbrooke, in partnership with the Government of Quebec and Bell Canada, and in collaboration with the innovation zone of Quantum Sherbrooke

This testbed, using cutting edge technologies, allows to interconnect quantum devices (ex. computers, simulators, captors) by telecom links. This will make its users able to distribute quantum information and resources in an independent industrial environment outside of commercial networks. Other testbeds will soon be opened in Montreal and Quebec city, with the goal of being linked into a provincial network, and eventually national.

This testbed stands out by its following characteristics :

  • Open : available to local or foreign corporations and research institutions
  • Collaborative : Focus on interdisciplinary approach and cross-functional collaboration
  • Adaptable : Flexibility in experimentation, reconfigurable to users’ needs
  • Scalable : a combination of transmission systems, of cybersecurity and of quantum devices in the process of development


For more information contact:

Jacques Mc Neill

Advisor, Emerging technologies




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The main use cases anticipated to be explored are :

  • Quantum keys distribution
  • Quantum secure cryptography
  • Quantum adapted 5G and 6G
  • Quantum entanglement swapping distribution
  • Hybrid quantum computing
  • Distributed quantum computing
  • Sensor networks Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Quantum optimized networks
  • Quantum repeater networks

Anticipated benefits of participating in the Quantum Communications Network :

  • Unique opportunity to be involved in the latest developments in quantum communications and act promptly as a user
  • Improved understanding of the operational and functional requirements of deployed and tested quantum systems
  • Access to innovative products and technologies and proof of concept of new systems in a controlled environment
  • Sustainable competitive advantages from collaborations between leading local and international firms, contractors, local start-ups and universities.
  • Quantum product and application offerings will be developed faster and will be more responsive to growing market needs
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