1st International Quantum Communication Conclave

With the vision that India should lead in the development of telecom technologies and standards, the Department of Telecom organized the ‘First International Quantum Communication Conclave’ on 27-28 March 2023 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.

The Inaugural of the ‘First International Quantum Communication Conclave’

The inaugural of the conclave was inaugurated by Minister of Communications, Electronics & Information Technology and Railways, Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, and Minister of State for Communications Shri Devusinh Chauhan on 27th March. The conclave was organized in association with CDOT, Telecommunications Standards Development Society India (TSDSI), and IEEE Communications Society – Delhi Chapter.

The Objective of the ‘First International Quantum Communication Conclave’

The objective of the conclave was to provide an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest advancements in quantum communication technologies. Experts from industries, academia, R&D centers, and government deliberated possible applications of Quantum Technologies in building a secure communication infrastructure.

The Standards Released During the Inaugural

During the event, the standards on the ‘Test Guide of Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) System’ and ‘Quantum-Safe and Classical Cryptography System’ were released. These standards seek to provide a framework for the development of secure communication systems.

CDOT’s Role in Developing Solutions in Quantum Communications

The C-DOT is actively involved in providing solutions in Quantum Communications. It is currently in the path to become a hub for Quantum Communication-related activities under NMQTA. It developed the Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) and Post Quantum Cryptography (PQC) security solutions, which have been demonstrated in the live network.

The Quantum Hackathon 2023

The Quantum Hackathon 2023 was launched during the event to find vulnerabilities in QKD and PQC solutions. Its purpose is to further strengthen India’s Quantum Ecosystem. Learning from this Hackathon will be shared with the overall Indian ecosystem. This will strengthen the security of solutions that are developed by the Indian industry. Successful Hackathon applicants will receive prize of Rs.10 Lakh for each break into the QKD or PQC systems. An opportunity will also be provided for them to further collaborate with C-DOT in the area of Quantum Security at mutually agreeable terms and conditions.

The Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Telecom Skill Excellence Awards

The Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Telecom Skill Excellence Awards – 2022 were presented to various winners during the inaugural on 27th March 2023. These awards have been instituted by the Telecom Department to recognize outstanding contributions in the areas of telecom skilling, services, manufacturing, and applications.



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