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THE IMPACT OF QUANTUM TECHNOLOGIES ON EU’S FUTURE POLICIES PART 2 Quantum Communications: from science to policies

Abstract: 
Quantum physics yields cryptographic applications which are expected to contribute to communications security, in particular by providing protection against attacks by future quantum computers. Technology development programmes in quantum communications, including the deployment of quantum networks, are therefore being funded worldwide. Europe should accelerate the industrial uptake of its scientific knowledge in the field.