Quantum: What does it mean for telecoms?

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Quantum technology is developing fast and government policy announcements are increasing. There are opportunities, and risks, for the telco sector, and you do not need to be a quantum physicist to learn what it all means.


Format: PDF filePages: 33 pagesAuthor: Andrew ScottPublication Date: July 2024

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Quantum computers
    • What types of computer exist?
    • What can computers do?
    • Who is building computers?
    • What is the roadmap for computers?
  • Post quantum cryptography
    • How big a problem is this?
    • How long do we have?
    • Who is helping to solve this?
  • Quantum sensors
    • What can sensors do?
    • Who are the leaders in sensors?
    • What are the next steps in sensors?
  • Quantum communications
    • What are the main use cases for communications?
    • Who are the leaders in communications?
    • What are the next steps for communications?
  • Conclusion
  • Index

Table of Figures

  • Figure 1: Quantum technologies
  • Figure 2: Quantum technologies
  • Figure 3: Quantum computer technology stack
  • Figure 4: Technology alternatives for a quantum computer
  • Figure 5: Illustrative roadmaps from example quantum computing companies
  • Figure 6: Three main types of cryptography
  • Figure 7: Elements of a quantum communications network


Technologies and industry terms referenced include: CARAF, CRQC, Global Risk Institute, IoT, NIST, PQC, QRNGs, quantum computers, quantum sensors, SNDL