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JAKARTA (Indotelko) – Quantum Communication Technology has the power to transform security in telecommunications networks around the world. Chief Executive Officer of SpeQtral Chune, Yang Lum explained that the new Quantum Communication technology, namely Quantum Key Distribution (QKD), is the safest method for distributing encryption keys as one of the important essences in a secure communication process from eavesdroppers.
Dean of STEI-ITB, Prof. Dwi H. Widyantoro added that QKD is a technology capable of providing the best network security system in protecting data communications today.
“QKD technology was created more than 30 years ago and has been tested by several universities and research laboratories in various countries so that it can be implemented in today’s practical system,” he said.
Chairman of Kennlines Capital Group Mirza Whibowo Soenarto said that this technology has the potential to be applied in the fields of government and defense, telecommunications, network security, banking and enterprise systems.
“Indonesia needs a system that provides a strong and tight network security so that it can minimize losses caused by irresponsible parties and QKD is a solution to these problems,” he said.
SpeQtral, the Bandung Institute of Technology (STEI-ITB) School of Electrical and Informatics Engineering and Kennlines Capital Group have officially signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a secured network through quantum technology in Indonesia.
Quantum technology itself is one of the latest technological innovations that combines the principles of quantum mechanics with information science theory. The derivatives of Quantum Technology itself, are divided into three areas, namely Quantum Computing, Quantum Communications and Quantum Sensing.
Among the three fields, quantum communication is considered to be the most mature technology because it is one part of the field of quantum technology that utilizes the property of photons to create a unique ability to detect eavesdroppers by taking advantage of quantum mechanical properties that widely refer to the use of quantum channels to communicate.
Most of the activities in the development of Quantum Communication are carried out by state-sponsored organizations outside the United States. However, the development of this technology commercially is mostly carried out by companies or organizations through private funding sources as well as several large operators in the telecommunications and satellite fields.
Based on research data from several independent organizations, the quantum communications market is expected to reach a value of US $ 5 billion in the next 5 years. (Wn)