KT & LG Uplus succeed in international standardization for the first time in quantum communication technology
KT & LG Uplus succeed in international standardization for the first time in quantum communication technology
  • Lee Jun-sung
  • 승인 2018.07.30 11:54
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LG Uplus and KT including participants take pictures at ITU standardization conference in Geneva, Switzerland on July 29th.

LG Uplus and KT jointly developed the quantum cryptographic communication network technology proposed by the seven companies and institutions in the domestic quantum cryptographic communication industry at the ITU (International Telecommunication Union) standardization conference held in Geneva Switzerland on July 29th. 

At the regular meeting of ITU-T’s 13th Research Group held in Geneva from July 16th to July 27th, the request for the standardization of quantum cryptographic communication networks of the seven academy and research institutes in Korea was approved. The International Standard that was submitted together was chosen as a draft of ITU’s standards for quantum cryptography communication network. At the meeting, Dr. Kim Hyung-soo of KT was appointed as the executive editor for standard development. 

The newly approved international standard includes: network structure and functions for quantum cryptography communication, interface between quantum cryptography communication devices, and service procedure technology. The standard also includes the structure of the one-to-many (1:N) quantum cryptography test network that KT built with KIST in February last year.

In particular, it is meaningful that the method of establishing quantum cryptographic communication in by drawing up scenarios in response to hacking attempts, and how quantum cryptography communication can be deployed using this international standard technology.

Since the beginning of this year, KT has been working with leading research institutes such as KIST, ETRI, and KAIST to develop quantum cryptographic communication technology and application services together with Telemedicine, EYL, Woori, UM Logix, and other global manufacturers.

In June, LG Uplus also conducted a variety of interworking field trials with the Spanish telecommunications company Telefónica, including bilateral cryptographic communication, data center interworking, and software definition network (SDN). 

 “This achievement proves that KT’s philosophy of strengthening national competitiveness through domestic industry collaboration has been proven at a global stage,” said Jeon Hong-bum, Director of KT’s Infrastructure Research Center Convergence technology institute.

 “Starting with this security technology standardization activity, we will lead the new technology standard by securing various intelligence security technology that can solve the network security threat,” said Lee Sang-hyun, LG Uplus Network Development manager.

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