New research has revealed the full viability of a novel quantum key distribution (QKD) network for metropolitan areas that is resistant to quantum computing attacks. According to JPMorgan Chase, Toshiba and Ciena, the newly developed QKD network supports 800 Gbps encryption under real-world environmental conditions and can instantly detect and defend against quantum-enabled threats. In a claimed industry first, the network has also been demonstrated to secure a mission critical blockchain application, the firms stated.
Quantum key distribution network “first of its kind”
Under the leadership of JPMorgan Chase’s Future Lab for Applied Research and Engineering (FLARE) and global network infrastructure teams, researchers from all three organizations collaborated to achieve the following results: