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Singapore Plans Nationwide Network to Protect Against Future Quantum Threats

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Singapore deputy prime minister Heng Swee Keat.

Singapore deputy prime minister Heng Swee Keat said the potential of quantum technologies has prompted Singapore to invest more than $250 million in quantum research since 2007.

Credit: Shintaro Tay

Telecommunication companies in Singapore have partnered with the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), a part of the Singapore Ministry of Communications and Information), to overhaul existing fiber networks to enable them to protect themselves, and the companies with which they do business, from future quantum computer attacks.

IMDA indicated approved telecom service providers will construct a nationwide quantum-resistant network to protect connected businesses under the National Quantum-Safe Network Plus program.

The network will soon become available to critical infrastructure like hospitals and banks, so they don’t need to build their own networks.

From The Straits Times (Singapore)
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