(ElectronicsWeekly) SK Telecom and ID Quantique today announced that their technical report titled ‘Security Considerations for Quantum Key Distribution Network (TR.sec-qkd)’ has received final ITU-T approval at ITU-T Study Group 17 (SG17) e-meeting held from March 17 to 26, 2020.
This marks the first-ever quantum key distribution (QKD) – related standardization work completed by SG 17, which coordinates security-work across all ITU-T Study Groups.
The technical report provides security matters to be considered when applying QKD to telecommunications networks, including the required security level for network nodes that manages the distribution of quantum keys, and security requirements for transmission of quantum keys between distantly located network nodes.