IBM and Vodafone Partner to Research Quantum Computing Technologies and Post-Quantum Cryptography

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IBM and Vodafone Partner to Research Quantum Computing Technologies and Post-Quantum Cryptography
Vodafone Partners with IBM for Quantum Technology Era in Telecommunications
[Image ) that the Vodafone Group (Vodafone) has partnered with IBM on quantum-safe cybersecurity and the IBM Quantum Network (https:/ / ) have also announced their participation. This will give Vodafone access to IBM’s advanced quantum computing systems via the cloud, as well as leverage industry-leading quantum expertise. Through this partnership with IBM, Vodafone will explore and help advance the potential uses of quantum technology in communications.
As part of this partnership, Vodafone will explore quantum computing for a variety of carrier use cases. IBM will also develop its employees’ quantum skills through IBM-led iterative prototyping and actively recruit quantum computing experts to build in-house expertise.
Through this initiative, Vodafone will explore how to apply IBM Quantum Safe ( encryption technology across its diverse network infrastructure and systems. increase. Quantum computers could one day pose a threat to today’s standard security, such as public-key cryptography. Quantum secure cryptography protocols exist today, and not only do they provide the ability to protect classical data and systems from potential quantum computer cryptanalysis. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced that it has selected four algorithms (three of which are co-developed by IBM) as part of a protocol to be standardized by 2024 (https://www. ). Through Vodafone’s investigation of these protocols, IBM Quantum Safe represents the first effort to understand and prepare for risks in the telecommunications space.
Luke Ibbetson, Head of R&D Group at Vodafone, said: “By partnering with IBM, we have access to quantum technology that has the potential to deliver outstanding network optimization. This is an innovation that could never be achieved with existing computers alone, saving energy, Lower costs, enabling us to provide our customers with better connectivity in more places.By investing in quantum-safe cryptography, we pursue the benefits of quantum computing, ensuring that our infrastructure and our customers’ data are You also have the peace of mind that you are always protected.”
Scott Crowder, VP of IBM Quantum Adoption and Business Development, said: “Vodafone, a leader in the telecommunications industry, is setting a good example for the industry by exploring the application of quantum computing to its business and applying quantum-safe cryptographic protocols for long-term data and system protection. We are working with Vodafone to accelerate the adoption and transition to quantum-safe technologies as the company serves the entire ecosystem of carriers, vendors, regulators and open source communities. We are pleased to be able to simultaneously assist in the transition of IBM and Vodafone recently announced the establishment of the GSMA He is also an early member of the Post-Quantum Telco Network Taskforce. The organization’s purpose is to help define policies, regulations, and business processes for operators to better secure communications in an advanced quantum computing future.
Vodafone has joined the IBM Quantum Network, a global community of over 200 members, comprising Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, academic institutions and research institutes. Participating organizations in the IBM Quantum Network research the development and practical application of quantum computing. These efforts are designed to pave the way for future quantum advantages in making business and scientific computations more cost-effective and more accurate than classical computations alone.
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