Friday, January 13, 2023

Megaport demos quantum-secure transmission with Qrypt

Megaport has demonstrated the  ability to transmit data using quantum-secure methods powered by quantum key generation technology from Qrypt, a start-up based in New York City.

In the demo file-sharing applications were launched across several global data centers, including AWS in San Francisco, Azure US East in Virginia, and Google Cloud in Tokyo, using Megaport's Network-as-a-Service platform. 

“Demonstrating quantum-secure connectivity across regions and services is just another example of how Megaport is the best place to network for the most sensitive workloads in the cloud,” said Jim Brinksma, CTO of Megaport. “Megaport is always deepening its understanding of the cybersecurity challenges institutions will face for their most demanding, mission-critical applications.”

“Qrypt is dedicated to securing the world’s data and privacy,” said Denis Mandich, CTO of Qrypt. “With this deployment we demonstrate that you can not only gain quantum security fast, but you can start today and eliminate risk now.”

Coherent hires Dr. Beck Mason to head telecom business unit

Coherent Corp. appointed Dr. Beck Mason as Executive Vice President, Telecommunications. 

Dr. Mason will lead the Telecommunications Business Unit within the Networking Segment. He will have oversight of Coherent’s broad technology and product portfolio for optical communications in transport and access networks, from components to integrated modules and disaggregated subsystems.

Dr. Mason joins Coherent from Lumentum, where he was Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Telecom Transmission business and helped to guide their technology strategy for the past four years. He joined Lumentum in 2018 through the acquisition of Oclaro, where he was president of the Integrated Photonics business. Prior to Oclaro, Dr. Mason held leadership positions at JDSU, Collinear, Finisar, Agere Systems, and Lucent Technologies Bell Labs. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Canada, a master’s in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Toronto, and a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Coherent's telecom product portfolio includes its wavelength-tunable pluggable transceivers, high-speed coherent pluggable transceivers, wavelength selective switch (WSS) modules, pump lasers, optical amplifiers, optical monitoring, and ROADM solutions.

“We are excited to welcome Dr. Mason to Coherent,” said Dr. Vincent D. Mattera, Jr., Chair and CEO. “In this position, Dr. Mason will identify the technology vision for Coherent’s telecom product offerings, play an integral role in defining the company’s technology platforms and strategic investments, and drive the profitable growth of the telecom business in the communications markets that we serve.”