ID Quantique and SK Broadband Selected for Construction of South Korea’s First Nation-Wide QKD Network
(IDQuantique) IDQuantique (IDQ) and SK Broadband, Korea’s telecom media service provider announced that they have been selected to secure the communication network of 48 government organizations across South Korea, including the Ministry of Employment and Labor, the Ministry of Economy and Finance, and the Ministry of Education and local governments.
The National Convergence Network Project is a very large project promoted by the Korean’s Ministry of the Interior and Safety to strengthen security and stability, and to increase the efficiency of the operation and budget of national institutions. It will constitute the largest operational QKD network in the world outside of China.ICT technologies such as Internet of Things are spreading throughout society and evolving into a hyperconnected society, and communication network traffic is expected to surge due to increasing demand for new public and convergence services such as artificial intelligence, big data, and cloud.
South Korea states that there is a clear need to build a flexible information and communication network while increasing the level of security of the networks. IDQ’s quantum technologies have been chosen to protect the network provided by SK Broadband.