ArQit is registered in the UK to deploy and commercialise state-of-the-art quantum communications technologies. Its primary objective is to establish a global satellite network for Quantum Key Distribution to serve telecoms companies and their clients.
Its initial plans has already attracted the attention of Tier 1 & Tier 2 Telcos and Banks. In order to realise its objectives, ArQit is leading a European consortium of satellite manufacturers and end users in the QKDSat project which is supported by ESA. Under this programme, the company’s first satellite will be developed and launched.
Arqit is also leading a programme funded by Innovate UK to develop a family of low cost Optical Ground Terminals which can be installed at customers’ premises in order to receive the QKD service.