Operators should explore the use of quantum technology via the cloud to gain a lead in ultra-fast and secure networks

Operators should explore the use of quantum technology via the cloud to gain a lead in ultra-fast and secure networks

  • April 2021 •
  • 3 pages •
  • Report ID: 6064330 •
  • Format: PDF
"Operators that have an early understanding of quantum technologies may gain a strategic advantage over competitors."

Quantum technologies rely on the principles of quantum mechanics to execute tasks more efficiently than classical methods. Operators are exploring three key quantum technologies to improve network security and optimisation: quantum cryptography, universal quantum computing and quantum annealing.

This article investigates these three key quantum technologies – including their benefits, challenges and use cases in the telecoms sector – and recommends that operators take advantage of their growing availability as-a-service from the cloud.