September 22, 2023

2022-11-09 | NYSE:IBM | Press Launch

2022-11-09 | NYSE:IBM | Press Launch

Vodafone companions with IBM to organize for the quantum period of purposes in telecommunications

NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — IBM (NYSE: IBM) introduced at present on the IBM Quantum Summit 2022 that Vodafone Group is collaborating with IBM on quantum-safe cybersecurity, and in addition becoming a member of the IBM Quantum Community, which is able to give the corporate cloud entry to IBM’s superior quantum computing techniques, in addition to IBM’s industry-leading quantum experience. The multinational telecommunications firm will work with IBM to assist validate and progress potential quantum use instances in telecommunications.

2022-11-09 | NYSE:IBM | Press Launch

As a part of this collaboration, Vodafone will discover quantum computing for quite a lot of telco use instances. The corporate will even advance their workers’ expertise in quantum expertise by way of iterative prototyping led by IBM, in addition to actively recruit quantum computing consultants, to construct a devoted functionality inside its ranks.

All through this engagement, Vodafone will discover methods to apply IBM Quantum Secure cryptography expertise throughout its total and numerous community infrastructure and techniques. Future quantum computer systems will pose a menace to at present’s customary safety, resembling public key encryption. Quantum-safe cryptography protocols not solely exist at present, and provide the potential to assist defend classical information and techniques from these future quantum computer systems’ potential decryption capabilities, however the US Nationwide Institute of Requirements and Know-how (NIST) just lately introduced that 4 algorithms — three of which IBM helped develop have been chosen to be a part of a protocol for standardization by 2024. Vodafone’s exploration of those protocols marks an IBM Quantum Secure first in understanding and making ready for this threat in telecommunications.

“Partnering with IBM offers us with entry to quantum expertise which has the potential to offer unimaginable community optimization. It is the form of innovation that present computer systems won’t ever obtain alone, permitting us to save lots of vitality, scale back prices and provides buyer nice connectivity in additional locations,” stated Luke Ibbetson, head of group R&D at Vodafone Group. “Investing in quantum-safe cryptography, now, additionally offers us the peace of thoughts that our infrastructure and buyer information will even at all times be safe as we discover the advantages of quantum computing.”

“Vodafone, as a number one mover in telco, is setting the instance for his or her {industry} by exploring quantum computing purposes for his or her enterprise operations, in addition to making use of quantum-safe cryptography protocols to guard their long-term information and techniques,” stated Scott Crowder, Vice President, IBM Quantum Adoption and Enterprise Growth. “We’re excited to companion with Vodafone to assist them concurrently undertake quantum expertise, and transfer to quantum-safe expertise as they serve a whole ecosystem of operators, distributors, regulators, and open-source neighborhood.”

IBM and Vodafone are additionally amongst preliminary members of the just lately introduced GSMA Submit-Quantum Telco Community Taskforce, whose mission is to assist outline coverage, regulation and operator enterprise processes for the improved safety of telecommunications in a way forward for superior quantum computing.

Vodafone joins greater than 200 members of the IBM Quantum Community, a worldwide neighborhood of Fortune 500 corporations, start-ups, tutorial establishments, and analysis labs working to advance quantum computing and discover sensible purposes. Their engagement is designed to set them on a path to faucet into this way forward for quantum benefit capabilities: when a computational job of enterprise or scientific relevance could be carried out extra effectively, cost-effectively, or precisely utilizing a quantum laptop than with classical computations alone.

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