Inside Quantum Technology

Trends in Quantum Computing Include Consolidation, QDK for 5G Networks & Investment in Academia

(CIO.Review) Businesses are seeing an increase in competition for building a quantum computer. This article discusses the trends for future quantum computing and the development ecosystem.
The most discussed is the consolidation in quantum computing space. Quantum computing is an expensive proposition that larger ones will likely acquire some of the smaller ones. The most compelling smaller companies will likely be swept up by large players such as Google, IBM and Microsoft.
Secondly, quantum key distribution plays a role in 5G. When 5G networks come online, the amount of personal information moving around will increase. It will be even more important to develop quantum-safe solutions.
Investment in talent in academia will continue to increase. The research being done in the university setting is critical for quantum technology.

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