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Breakthrough Research Using Quantum Cryptography Addresses Security in 5G Networks


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Researchers at the University of Bristol in the U.K. have demonstrated a solution for securing future critical communications infrastructure.

Credit: University of Bristol News

Researchers at the University of Bristol in the U.K. have demonstrated a solution for securing future critical communications infrastructure, including emerging 5G networks.

The solution uses the novel combination of quantum and infrastructure visualization technologies to enable 5G network operators to offer ultimately secure 5G services while guaranteeing ultra-low-latency and high-bandwidth communications.

Any malicious attempt to tamper with future virtualized network functions could potentially put the whole Internet and its users at risk. The Bristol researchers address this problem with a fully programmable network virtualization platform leveraging quantum technologies for securing function virtualization and service orchestration.

The new platform can work across multiple 5G operators' networks, using advanced and standard compliant virtualization technology for creating on-demand complex and collaborative 5G network services across operators' domains.

In addition, the system utilizes quantum cryptography and an optical interconnection infrastructure to secure services and guarantee 5G Key Performance Indicators.

From University of Bristol News
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