T-Systems will have the ability to provide its customers with cloud access to IBM’s quantum systems, including multiple quantum computers powered by the 127-qubit IBM Eagle processor. This announcement sees the Deutsche Telekom IT subsidiary embark on the path to providing access to this technology and insights into how it can be applied to its customers’ businesses. In addition, T-Systems will offer dedicated quantum know-how and training.
Customers will have access to T-Systems quantum services tailored to their needs in a set of different customisable packages. These range from one-day introductory sessions to business case proofs-of-concept over several months. The use of IBM Quantum computational resources over the cloud — including Qiskit Runtime, which allows for the optimisation and efficient execution of workloads on quantum systems at scale — together with T-Systems’ services, will lower the barrier to quantum computing. This will allow T-Systems to develop and test customers’ use cases and prepare them for a future with quantum computing. T-Systems aims to host its own quantum infrastructure in the future, assisted by IBM.
Accelerating progress towards tomorrow’s solutions
Quantum computing is a rapidly emerging technology that harnesses the laws of quantum mechanics to solve problems that today’s most powerful supercomputers cannot practically solve.
By integrating quantum computing into its portfolio, T-Systems aims to leverage further its leadership position in advisory, cloud services and digital solutions to leverage further markets in key focus industries. The ultimate goal is to provide clients with a seamless experience incorporated into their cloud landscape as they look to uncover the potential of quantum computing for their businesses.
“Quantum computing will be central to tomorrow’s IT landscape. We are combining quantum and classical computing in a seamless and scalable customer experience,” said Adel Al-Saleh, Deutsche Telekom board member and chief executive of T-Systems. “Taking these first decisive steps will lower the access barrier to quantum computing.”
“Organizations around the world are beginning to explore how quantum computing will impact their industry and business. By partnering with T-Systems as a cloud provider, we will be able to offer access to quantum technology to an even broader ecosystem. Our team at IBM is excited to support T-Systems’ and their customers’ exploration of and aspirations for quantum applications for their business operations,” said Scott Crowder, vice president for IBM Quantum Adoption and Business Development.