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Visiongain has published a new report entitled Quantum Communication Market Report 2024-2034: Forecasts by Type (Free-Space QC, Fibre-Based QC), by Component (Hardware, Software, Services), by Application (Quantum Secure Messaging, Quantum Internet, Quantum Computing Networks, Other), by Product Type (Quantum Repeaters and Transceivers, Quantum Sensors, Quantum Cryptography Software, Quantum Network Management Software, Other), by End-users (IT and Cybersecurity, Banking and Finance, Government and Defence, Aerospace and Aviation, Telecommunications, Other) AND Regional and Leading National Market Analysis PLUS Analysis of Leading Companies AND COVID-19 Impact and Recovery Pattern Analysis.

The global quantum communication market was valued at US$775.4 million in 2023 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 25.7% during the forecast period 2024-2034.

National Security Concerns and Government Initiatives

National security concerns and government initiatives are significant drivers of the global quantum communication market. Governments around the world are increasingly aware of the potential threats posed by advances in computing power, such as the future development of quantum computers that could break current encryption methods. To mitigate these risks, many countries are investing heavily in quantum communication technologies.

For example, the European Union has launched the Quantum Flagship initiative, a ten-year, €1 billion project aimed at advancing quantum technologies, including communication. Similarly, the United States has enacted the National Quantum Initiative Act, which promotes quantum research and development. China, too, is heavily investing in quantum communication, exemplified by its launch of the Mozi satellite, the world’s first quantum communication satellite. These initiatives highlight the strategic importance of quantum communication for national security. Government funding and support are crucial for advancing research and development, fostering innovation, and accelerating the adoption of quantum communication technologies, thereby driving market growth.

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How has COVID-19 had a significant negative impact on the Quantum Communication Market?

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a multifaceted impact on the quantum communication market, influencing both its challenges and opportunities. On the one hand, the global economic slowdown and supply chain disruptions caused by the pandemic led to delays in research, development, and deployment of quantum communication technologies. Many projects faced interruptions due to lockdowns, travel restrictions, and a shift in corporate priorities towards immediate pandemic-related concerns. This deceleration affected funding flows, postponed planned initiatives, and limited the availability of critical components and equipment necessary for advancing quantum communication systems.

Conversely, the pandemic has also underscored the importance of secure and resilient communication systems, driving increased interest and investment in quantum technologies. As remote work and digital transactions surged, so did the recognition of vulnerabilities in existing communication infrastructures. This heightened awareness has accelerated the demand for quantum communication solutions, known for their potential to offer unprecedented security through quantum key distribution (QKD). Governments and private sectors have recognized the strategic importance of quantum communication in safeguarding national security, financial systems, and sensitive data, prompting enhanced support and funding for quantum research and infrastructure development.

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What are the Current Market Drivers?

Rising Demand for Secure Financial Transactions

The rising demand for secure financial transactions is a major driver for the global quantum communication market. The financial sector relies heavily on secure communication channels to protect sensitive information and ensure the integrity of transactions. With the increasing sophistication of cyber threats, traditional encryption methods are becoming less effective at safeguarding financial data. Quantum communication offers a higher level of security, making it an attractive solution for the financial industry. For example, quantum key distribution (QKD) can provide unbreakable encryption, ensuring that financial transactions remain secure from interception and tampering.

Banks and financial institutions are increasingly exploring the adoption of quantum communication technologies to enhance their cybersecurity measures. Additionally, the growing prevalence of digital banking and online transactions is driving the need for more secure communication methods. As the financial sector continues to prioritise security, the demand for quantum communication solutions is expected to rise, driving market growth.

Growing Focus on Cybersecurity in Government and Defence

The growing focus on cybersecurity in government and defence sectors is a significant driver of the global quantum communication market. National security agencies and military organisations require highly secure communication channels to protect sensitive information and maintain operational integrity. Quantum communication technologies, with their inherent security features, offer a robust solution to these needs. For example, quantum key distribution (QKD) can provide secure communication links for military operations, ensuring that strategic information remains confidential and protected from cyber threats.

Governments are increasingly investing in quantum communication research and development to enhance their cybersecurity capabilities. For instance, the United States Department of Defence is exploring the use of quantum communication for secure communications and data protection. The European Defence Agency is also funding projects to develop quantum-secure communication systems. As the emphasis on cybersecurity in government and defence sectors continues to grow, the adoption of quantum communication technologies is expected to increase, driving market growth.

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Where are the Market Opportunities?

Strategic Alliances and Collaborations Are Creating Opportunities in the Global Quantum Communication Market

To advance the development and deployment of quantum communication technologies, companies, research institutions, and governments are forming strategic partnerships. These collaborations facilitate the sharing of knowledge, resources, and expertise, accelerating innovation and commercialisation. For example, the Quantum Internet Alliance, funded by the European Commission, brings together leading research institutions and technology companies to develop a pan-European quantum communication infrastructure.

Similarly, partnerships between tech giants like IBM and national laboratories, such as the Los Alamos National Laboratory in the United States, are fostering advancements in quantum communication. These strategic alliances are essential for overcoming the technical and financial challenges associated with quantum communication technologies. By pooling resources and expertise, these collaborations are driving research and development, enhancing the scalability of quantum communication solutions, and promoting their adoption across various industries. As a result, strategic alliances and collaborations are key to the growth of the quantum communication market.

Increasing Investments in Quantum Research

Governments, private companies, and academic institutions are investing heavily in quantum research to unlock the potential of quantum communication technologies. For instance, the European Union’s Quantum Flagship initiative is a €1 billion investment in quantum research over ten years, focusing on areas such as quantum communication. Similarly, tech giants like Google, IBM, and Microsoft are investing billions in quantum computing and communication research.

These investments are crucial for advancing the theoretical understanding and practical applications of quantum communication. They enable the development of new technologies, enhance the performance of existing solutions, and facilitate the commercialisation of quantum communication products. Additionally, investments in quantum research are fostering the development of a skilled workforce capable of advancing quantum technologies. As investment in quantum research continues to grow, the pace of innovation and adoption in the quantum communication market is expected to accelerate, driving significant market growth.

Competitive Landscape

The major players operating in the quantum communication market are Crypta Labs, ID Quantique, International Business Machines Corporation, M2 Optics Inc., MagiQ Technologies, Inc., NEC Corporation, Post-Quantum, PQ Solutions Limited, Quantum Xchange, Qubitekk, QuintessenceLabs, QuNu Labs, Qutools GmbH, Raytheon BBN, Toshiba Corporation, . These major players operating in this market have adopted various strategies comprising M&A, investment in R&D, collaborations, partnerships, regional business expansion, and new product launch.

Recent Developments

  • 30 April 2024, IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the Japanese national research laboratory RIKEN have reached an agreement for the installation of IBM’s best-performing quantum processor and next-generation quantum computer architecture at the RIKEN Centre for Computational Science in Kobe, Japan.
  • 19 April 2024, In collaboration with KT Corporation (KT), a top telecommunications service provider and partner in quantum secure communication in South Korea, Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation (Toshiba Digital Solutions), the Toshiba Group company advancing industry-leading solutions in digital and quantum technology, has demonstrated how banks and financial networks can be protected from cyberattacks by quantum computers by implementing hybrid quantum secure communications, which consists of quantum key distribution (QKD)*1 and post-quantum cryptography (PQC)*2.
  • 07 Sept 2023, Together, ID Quantique (IDQ), the global pioneer in quantum-safe security solutions, and PacketLight, a top supplier of DWDM and OTN equipment, launched combined solutions that would deliver quantum-safe security to clients transferring critical data and needing ultra-secure encryption over their network

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