Standards are documented agreements containing precise technical specifications to be used consistently as rules or guidelines to ensure that products, processes and services are fit for their purpose. It provides a common platform for businesses and enhances the level of confidence for customers by enforcing a specified level of product quality and compliance.
Current Status of QKD Standardization
- There is an urgent need for QKD standardization as currently there are no commercial standards developed for QKD systems. All existing QKD commercial products are unregulated.
- The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) is an influential standardization organization in the telecommunications industry.
- From 2008, Toshiba has been actively involved with ETSI in establishing the first standard for QKD systems.In 2011, the Toshiba QKD system has been chosen for standardization case study