In the near term, core systems will not be largely impacted by quantum technology. Further down the road, however, carriers should expect core systems to develop pre-integration links through web services to external quantum capabilities. By the year 2030, Novarica expects core systems to be rewritten in a quantum language.
“Carriers should consider the life of new core systems packages against current forecasts for quantum capabilities in their decision-making. Likewise, vendors should begin thinking about incorporating quantum into their plans for enhancements to current systems to avoid a lag," Novarica says.