KT, LG Uplus Propose Quantum Key Distribution Standard to ITU
KT and LG Uplus recently announced that they have proposed a global standard for quantum key distribution to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
In their first draft to the ITU’s Study Group 13, the companies included proposals for network structure and functionality for quantum key distribution, interface between network equipment, and service process technology. SK Telecom, which is set to submit quantum key security standards to the ITU’s Study Group 17, also reviewed the draft and contributed to the proposal.
It was also reported that the three telcos and the South Korean government had already agreed to deploy 5G at the same time to avoid unnecessary competition.