Arqit Selected by Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport for 5G Project to Provide Default Security
LONDON, Jan. 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Arqit Quantum Inc (“Arqit”), a global leader in quantum encryption technology, is pleased to announce that it has been selected by the Department of Digital, culture, media and sports (“DCMS”) to develop a broadband solution for 5G cellular Open RAN platforms. Arqit will help integrate a new quantum encryption service for a project in partnership with DCMS, which will enable security by default. As a result, communication links will be secured against any network device against future forms of attack, including from a quantum computer.
Funded as part of the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sports and the Future RAN (FRANC) competition, the project, of which Arqit is a partner, aims to democratize radio access networks (RAN) in order to end vendor lock-in. in and improve flexibility, affordability and interoperability – all key to the UK Government’s recently announced plan to see 35% of UK cellular traffic routed on Open RAN architectures by 2030.
The project will see Arqit work alongside other partners to secure a new broadband solution for open 5G cellular RAN platforms. Additionally, Arqit will integrate its QuantumCloud™ platform, which will enable security by design, making 5G security unbreakable even by a quantum computer.
Arqit Founder, President and CEO David Williams added“We are delighted that Arqit has been chosen as a partner in the DCMS FRANC project. This project will benefit from Arqit’s globally unique transformational and secure quantum encryption, which will be a major step in securing the expanded network and its devices.
Additional information on FRANC scholarship holders is available at GOV.UK.
Arqit provides a unique quantum encryption platform as a service that secures the communication links of any networked device against current and future forms of attack, even from a quantum computer. Arqit’s product, QuantumCloud™, allows any device to download a lightweight software agent, which can create encryption keys in partnership with any other device. The keys are computer-secured, optionally single-use and trustless. QuantumCloud™ can create unlimited volumes of keys in unlimited group sizes and can regulate secure entry and exit of a device into a group. The addressable market for QuantumCloud™ is each connected device.
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