Quantum specialists are racing to join the ITU membership

Geneva, June 2019

Seven companies and two universities have become ITU members to influence the development of ITU standards on security aspects of quantum technologies.

These new ITU members are preparing for the impending arrival of quantum computing – new computing architectures based on the properties of quantum physics. Quantum technologies will be capable of solving problems beyond the reach of classical computers. And although these technologies are certain to bolster security defences, experts warn that they will also bring greater strength to attacks.

ITU News spoke with Matthieu Legré, who is in charge of standardization for quantum technologies at ID Quantique – the first quantum-specialized company to join ITU – to learn more about the importance of accelerating ITU standardization work in this arena, particularly in relation to security.

Read the full interview here.

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