There is already much talk about the Quantum Internet. This network will have the same geographical breadth of coverage as today’s Internet but where the Internet carries bits, the Quantum Internet will carry qubits, represented by quantum states. The Quantum Internet will provide a powerful platform for communications among quantum computers and other quantum devices. It will also enable a quantum version of the Internet-of-Things. Finally, quantum networks can be the most secure networks ever built – completely invulnerable if constructed properly
Already there are sophisticated roadmaps showing how the Quantum Internet will come to be. At the present time, however, quantum networking in the real world consists of three research programs and commercialization efforts: Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) adds unbreakable coding of key distribution to public key encryption. Cloud/network access to quantum computers is core to the business strategies of leading quantum computer companies. Quantum sensor networks promise enhanced navigation and positioning; more sensitive medical imaging modalities, etc. This report provides power ten-year forecasts of all three of these sectors.
In this report, we provide a detailed quantitative analysis of where the emerging opportunities can be found today and how they will emerge in the future:
Much of this report is made up of highly granular ten-year forecasts of the three key aspects of the current version of quantum networking: QKD, Quantum Clouds and Quantum Sensor Networks.
The report includes with an assessment of how we will reach the Quantum Internet including a forecast of Quantum Repeaters.
The ten-year forecasts are in volume and market value and include projections of nodes shipped, end user demand, equipment and services.
This report from INSIDE QUANTUM TECHNOLOGY will be essential reading for equipment companies, service providers, telephone companies, data center mangers, cybersecurity firms, IT companies and investors of various kind