(ZDNet) SK Telecom has completed development of a new technology that allows quantum password keys to be switched and routed to different networks. Development of the quantum key switching tech was done in conjunction with Swiss quantum safe firm ID Quantique, which the telco bought a majority stake in February last year.
The new technology will allow networks to transfer a quantum password key to another network when the network being used is down. It will also allow routing of the transfer when connected to multiple networks.
The completion of these technologies will allow quantum keys to be applied to commercial networks, the telco said. SK Telecom has been testing the security technology on its trial network that is 362 kilometres in length.