Field trial of dynamic DV-QKD networking in the SDN-controlled fully-meshed optical metro network of the Bristol city 5GUK test network

Rodrigo S. Tessinari, Anderson Bravalheri, Emilio Hugues-Salas, Richard Collins, Djeylan Aktas, Rafael S. Guimaraes, Obada Alia, John Rarity, George T. Kanellos*, Reza Nejabati, Dimitra Simeonidou

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We demonstrate for the first time a field trial of a fully meshed metro network with dynamic QKD networking capabilities across four optical network nodes in the 5GUK Test Network, where the DV-QKD quantum channels co-exist with classical channels and are dynamically switched and rerouted utilising QKD-aware SDN control.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIET Conference Publications
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
ISBN (Electronic)9781839530074, 9781839530661, 9781839530883, 9781839530890, 9781839531071, 9781839531088, 9781839531255, 9781839531705, 9781839531859
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event45th European Conference on Optical Communication, ECOC 2019 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 22 Sep 201926 Sep 2019

Publication series

NameIET Conference Publications


Conference45th European Conference on Optical Communication, ECOC 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work acknowledges EU-H2020 UNIQORN, the EPSRC EP/M013472/1: UK QHub for Quantum Communications, and Facebook for the Voyager switches in the experiment.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 Institution of Engineering and Technology. All rights reserved.

Copyright 2020 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.


  • Optical Network
  • Optical Switching
  • Quantum Key Distribution

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