Develop RoNaQCI metropolitan topology definitions (O1.6)

Acquire and perform acceptance tests for RoNaQCI metropolitan endpoints equipment (O1.7)

Deploy and integrate RoNaQCI metropolitan equipment (O1.8)

Secure continuous availability (operation) of RoNaQCI metropolitan equipment (O1.9)


WP3 starting time internally within the consortium, with network topology based on proposed use cases and assisted by existing infrastructure provided by RoEduNet. Effective initiation within the project is however prolonged with an initial task, T3.1 adjusted the network topology definitions based on equipment quotes and availability at the time of project implementation, thus finalizing requirement definition enabling the start of the second task T3.2 related to metropolitan equipment acquisitions (led by UPB), which includes delivery-related sub-activities such as acceptance testing. The third task, T3.3, refers to installation and is split into multiple sub-tasks T3.3.X, one for each of the 6 metropolitan networks (Bucharest, Iasi, Cluj-Napoca, Timisoara, Craiova and Constanta), which will start before the acquisition time, in order to prepare the dark fiber infrastructure for equipment arrival and thus ensure maximum resource usage. As a necessary risk mitigation measure, WP3 also contains a fourth task, T3.4, related to the maintenance of the metropolitan infrastructure, dictated by risk realizations acknowledged within WP1 based upon feedback from WP5. As such, the monitoring function for WP2 is performed by WP5 and acted upon by WP1 which implements control function. WP3 finalisation takes place only after all infrastructure exploiting activities have finished, at the end of the project. The management for WP3 will include an advisory board led by RoEduNet and include a representative partner from each city involved, UPB for Bucharest, UAIC for Iasi, UTC-N for Cluj-Napoca, UVT for Timisoara, UCv for Craiova and CMU for Constanta. (partners are underline in the below WP3 description) The equipment necessary here, for the 6 metropolitan networks, sum to 19 OKD pairs (with standard specifications for distances up to 20 km) that will include different types/vendors, especially in cities with more than 3 links, in order to test and analyse the integration. (a KMS should be develop and deploy, as contribution to OpenQKD)


T3.1 Metropolitan Topology Definition- Analysis of proposed network topology at time of implementation based on long-distance topology definition, adjusted quotes and supply capacity.

T3.2 Metropolitan Equipment Acquisition - Acquire equipment in agreement with topology definition and endpoint conformity check.

T3.3 Metro Equipment Installation

T3.3.1 Bucharest Metro Equipment Installation

T3.3.2 Iasi Metro Equipment Installation

T3.3.3 Cluj Metro Equipment Installation

T3.3.4 Timisoara Metro Equipment Installation

T3.3.5 Craiova Metro Equipment Installation

T3.3.6 Constanta Metro Equipment Installation

T3.4 Metropolitan Equipment Maintenance.

Lead beneficiary:

Agenția de Administrare a Rețelei Naționale de Informatică pentru Educație și Cercetare (ARNIEC)/RoEduNet

Work Package 1 (WP1):

Work Package 2 (WP2):
Long Distance Quantum Communications

Work Package 3 (WP3):
Metropolitan QKD Links

Work package 4 (WP4):
Free Space Communication

Work package 5 (WP5):
Testing and Integration

Work package 6 (WP6):
Quantum Training and Education HUB

Work package 7 (WP7):
Advanced Use Cases

Work Package 8 (WP8):
Communication and Dissemination

Contribution to long-term policy objectives, policies and strategies