6G Satellite Connectivity Research Uses D-Wave Quantum Inc. (NYSE: QBTS) Solutions for Enhanced Network Optimization

  • LG’s South Korean mobile network operator LG U+ collaborated with KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) and Korea’s Qunova Computing to advance 6G satellite networks using the power of D-Wave’s quantum computing solutions
  • D-Wave’s annealing quantum computer has helped the companies successfully develop seamless connectivity of ground-to-satellite links and inter-satellite links
  • D-Wave is the world’s first commercial supplier of quantum computers and is helping customers apply practical quantum computing solutions to solve highly complex computational problems today

D-Wave Quantum (NYSE: QBTS) recently announced that LG U+, under the leadership of CEO Hyeon Sik Hwang, worked with the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (“KAIST”) and Qunova Computing to advance the development of a groundbreaking 6G low-earth orbit (“LEO”) satellite network. The network facilitates seamless connectivity of satellite-to-ground links (“SGLs”) and inter-satellite links (“ISLs”) that employ the power of D-Wave’s quantum computing system, successfully optimizing the intricate network.

The 6G LEO satellite network represents an innovative communication network that leverages ground stations and orbiting satellites within altitudes ranging from 500 to 10,000 km. SGLs and ISLs require a robust connection in order to achieve the highest level of communication efficiency. Through industry-academic collaboration, LG U+ focused on optimizing end-to-end connections within satellite networks, where having high computational power is imperative.

To establish a competitive edge in satellite network technology, LG U+ embarked on satellite network optimization research in collaboration with a team of KAIST and Qunova Computing led by Professor June-Koo Kevin Rhee, employing D-Wave’s annealing quantum system, yielding strong satellite-to-satellite connection optimization.

“As a part of our ongoing research to harness quantum computing in network technologies, we have successfully optimized end-to-end connections, a pivotal component of 6G satellite communication technology,” said Sangheon Lee, Leader of the Advanced NW Technology Research Unit at LG U+ (https://ibn.fm/aYri1). “Our commitment to advancing research in both 6G and quantum communication will further strengthen our network’s competitive edge.”

Kevin Rhee of KAIST and Qunova Computing said that D-Wave’s annealing quantum computer is the only quantum computing technology existing today that can demonstrate practical quantum advantage, offering a quantum computing solution well suited for optimization calculations.

D-Wave, a leader in quantum computing systems, software, and services, is the world’s first commercial supplier of quantum computers. Its technology is used by some of the world’s most advanced enterprises, including more than two dozen Forbes Global 2000 companies. D-Wave’s commercial customers include blue-chip industry leaders like Mastercard, Deloitte, ArcelorMittal, Siemens Healthineers, Unisys, BBVA, NEC Corporation, Pattison Food Group Ltd., DENSO, and Lockheed Martin. The company showcases how its quantum technology works in real-time through its customer success stories – featuring real-world quantum applications at business scale (https://ibn.fm/87H9Q).

In addition to the value it brings its customers, D-Wave owns one of the largest quantum computer intellectual property portfolios in the industry. Its IP includes more than 210 issued U.S. patents and more than 100 peer-reviewed papers in leading scientific journals. D-Wave is working to enable enterprises, governments, developers, and researchers to access the power of quantum computing, which provides an intriguing opportunity for prospective investors.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.DWaveQuantum.com.

NOTE TO INVESTORS: The latest news and updates relating to QBTS are available in the company’s newsroom at https://ibn.fm/QBTS

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