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Rivada Networks Supports Effort to Establish Global Quantum Security Technology Standards
[January 08, 2019]

Rivada Networks Supports Effort to Establish Global Quantum Security Technology Standards

Rivada Networks has joined with 17 other members of the Quantum Alliance Initiative to submit the first global Quantum (News - Alert) Key Distribution (QKD) and Quantum Random Number Generator (QRNG) recommendations to the International Telecommunications Union-Telecommunication Standardization Section (ITU-T) meeting in Geneva, scheduled for January 22-30, 2019. Quantum computing poses unique challenges to network security and cryptography. Rivada is hopeful that these recommendations will help lay the foundations for the quantum-secure wireless networks of the future.

"This is an important step in advancing quantum computing into the main stream," Clint Smith, Chief Scientist at Rivada Networks, said. "Existing quantum computing needs encryption methods which are in compliance with existing specifications," he continued. "This recommendation would enable quantum computing to be llowed for existing security work." The QAI's recommendations will be presented to the ITU-T's Study Group 17, which coordinates security-related work across all of the ITU-T.

"5G networks will connect billions of devices in the coming years," said Rivada CEO Declan Ganley. "Ubiquitous connectivity is a huge economic opportunity, but it also creates unprecedented security challenges for network designers and builders. That's why the Quantum Alliance Initiative's work is so important to securing the networks of the future."

For full details of the recommendations and the full list of signatories, see the Quantum Alliance Initiative's statement here:

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