The National Quantum-Safe Network (NQSN) aims to establish a nationwide platform and a field-deployed testbed for a systematic construction of quantum-safe communication technologies, by evaluating its security and demonstrating the integration of quantum-safe applications, best practices, and use cases.
Our main goal is to deploy commercial quantum-safe technologies for trials with government agencies and private companies; to conduct in-depth evaluation of security systems; and to develop guidelines to support companies in adopting such technologies.
Testbed Infrastructure for Deployment
Deploy a production-ready platform and infrastructure for innovation pilots, accessible for partners to perform field trials
Quantum Security Evaluation Capabilities
Realize and provide world-class facilities for applied and translational quantum security research
Reference Application and Integration
Ecosystem and expertise platform serves to build readiness for next-generation quantum-safe applications and services
The NQSN, supported by the National Research Foundation, Singapore, is a three-year initiative led by the Quantum Engineering Programme to translate quantum science into solutions for addressing real-world challenges.
We provide a platform for technology exploration and develop a vendor-neutral ecosystem for end-users and stakeholders to demonstrate the integration of quantum-safe applications.
The network will first investigate the deployment of the Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) technologies, which is a hardware approach to quantum-safe communication involving transmission and detection of quantum signals. Together with the exploration of the Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC), which involves upgrading software to deploy quantum-computer resistant cryptographic algorithms, NQSN will serve as a quantum-safe network for potential end-users to experience and understand these quantum-safe communication solutions first-hand.
Scalable End-to-End Security
Establishment of QKD/PQC hybrid architectures, Quantum Key as A Service and service-oriented QKD network in Singapore, starting from “point to point” to “multipoint interconnection”
Quantum Communication Ecosystem
Ecosystem building and support of the development of a local supply chain for quantum-safe sovereign technologies and services
Practical Security Testing of
Development of security testing mechanisms and tools, together with assessment criteria for QKD systems and quantum-enabled components
Technical Specification and
Support the development of the national technical requirements and standards; alignment with international standardization
Our vision is to serve as a model for Singapore’s quantum communication infrastructure, catalysing the development of a local quantum internet and quantum-safe communication services in the region and worldwide.
NQSN nodes will function as an open avenue for organisations to experience quantum-safe communication technologies and dedicated users’ applications. A Quantum Security Lab will be established to provide advanced quantum security vulnerability research and organise workshops for awareness of the available quantum communications technologies.