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Industrial standards

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