Quantum Cryptography Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Quantum Cryptography Market is Segmented by Component (Solutions, Services), by Application (Network Security, Application Security, Database Security), by End-users (IT and Telecommunication, BFSI, Government and Defence, Healthcare), by Geography (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa). The market sizes and forecasts are provided in terms of value USD million for all the above segments.

Quantum Cryptography Market Size

Quantum Cryptography Market Summary
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Study Period 2018-2028
Market Size (2023) USD 0.63 Billion
Market Size (2028) USD 3.35 Billion
CAGR (2023 - 2028) 39.69 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market North America

Major Players

Quantum Cryptography Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Quantum Cryptography Market Analysis

The Quantum Cryptography Market size is expected to grow from USD 0.63 billion in 2023 to USD 3.35 billion by 2028, at a CAGR of 39.69% during the forecast period (2023-2028).

  • Organizations across the globe increasingly implement quantum cryptography solutions to boost network and application security. The market is expected to witness new opportunities owing to the increasing uptake of these solutions in the government and BFSI verticals. The industry players focus on advanced solutions to improve security and secure transactions.
  • The rising incidents of cyber-attacks with acceleration in digitalization, growing cybersecurity funding, increasing demand for next-generation security resolutions for cloud and IoT technologies, and the development of next-generation wireless network technologies are anticipated to propel the growth of the global quantum cryptography market.
  • The evolution of wireless network technologies has driven the development and adoption of quantum cryptography. Wireless networks like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and cellular networks have become ubiquitous in modern society. Their use has led to an increase in the amount of data being transmitted wirelessly.
  • The high implementation and installation costs are one of the factors that restrain the adoption of quantum cryptography. Quantum cryptography is a relatively new technology requiring specialized hardware and software. This hardware can be expensive, and the cost of installation and maintenance can also be high. Additionally, the technology is still in the early stages of development, so the availability of sollutions and services incorporating quantum cryptography is currently limited.
  • The pandemic has accelerated the shift towards remote work and increased the use of digital technologies for communication and collaboration. This has led to an increased demand for secure communication technologies, including quantum cryptography, which offers a higher security level than traditional cryptographic methods.
  • The post-pandemic era would likely increase demand for quantum cryptography from emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous vehicles, and smart cities. These technologies generate and exchange massive amounts of sensitive data, which requires robust security measures to protect against cyber-attacks.

Quantum Cryptography Market Trends

Rising Number of Cyber Attacks is Expected to Drive the Market Growth

  • The rising number of cyber attacks has driven the development and adoption of quantum cryptography. Quantum cryptography is a technology that uses the principles of quantum mechanics to secure communication channels. It offers a high level of security that traditional cryptographic methods cannot compromise.
  • The increasing frequency and sophistication of cyber-attacks have made traditional cryptographic methods vulnerable to attacks. For example, conventional encryption methods rely on mathematical algorithms, which can break faster computing power or advanced algorithms. Quantum cryptography, on the other hand, depends on the principles of quantum mechanics to ensure the security of communication channels.
  • Quantum cryptography offers several advantages over traditional cryptographic methods. For example, it provides high secrecy, meaning an eavesdropper cannot read the encrypted message, even with unlimited computing power. Any attempt to eavesdrop on a quantum-encrypted message will also disrupt communication, alerting the legitimate parties involved.
  • As a result, quantum cryptography is being increasingly adopted by governments, military organizations, financial institutions, and other entities that require high levels of security for their communication channels. However, the technology is still in its early stages, and some challenges need to be addressed before it can be widely adopted. These challenges include the high cost of implementation, the need for specialized hardware, and the limited distance over which quantum-encrypted communication can be transmitted.
  •  Organizations must remain vigilant and continuously assess the security of their communication channels, including those secured with quantum cryptography. They should also invest in ongoing research and development to identify and address quantum cryptography vulnerabilities and ensure they stay ahead of emerging threats. By taking a proactive approach to security, organizations can minimize the risk and cost of a data breach, even in the face of a rising number of cyber-attacks. According to IBM, the global average data breach cost from May 2020 to March 2022 was USD 4.35 Million.
Quantum Cryptography Market: Average Total Cost Per Data Breach, by Industry, in USD Million, Global, 2020-2022

North America is Expected to Hold Significant Market Share

  • North America accounts for a significant share of the global quantum cryptography market owing to the factors such as the rising number of cyber-attacks, increasing focus on cyber security by end-users, and growing investments in data privacy. Furthermore, the significant presence of major quantum cryptography market vendors in North America boosts the market growth in the region.
  • Furthermore, supportive government regulations for data security, especially in the United States, make North America a leading segment in the quantum cryptography market.
  • For instance, in July 2022, the US Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) revealed the first four encryption tools designed to withstand future cyber attacks powered by quantum computing. The four selected encryption algorithms would become part of NIST's post-quantum cryptographic standard, which is expected to be finalized in two years.
  • Data breaches and network intrusions are very recurrent in the region. The adoption of smart devices and extensive use of digital technologies have increased the number of cyber-attacks. Quantum cryptography technology can defend data against these evolving threats.
  • The region is seeing multiple partnerships and collaborations to promote and develop apprenticeship programs to enhance the workforce's skills in cryptography. Such programs are expected to help the collective growth of the market by providing the necessary skills and encouraging more companies to adopt these technologies. 
Quantum Cryptography Market - Growth Rate by Region

Quantum Cryptography Industry Overview

Quantum Cryptography Market is fragmented, with the presence of major players like QuintessenceLabs, Crypta Labs, ID Quantique, MagiQ Technologies, Inc., and NuCrypt. Players in the market are adopting strategies such as partnerships, innovations, and acquisitions to enhance their product offerings and gain sustainable competitive advantage.

  • February 2023 - At MWC23, ID Quantique, KCS, and SK Telecom launched new quantum-enhanced cryptography hardware. IDQ's quantum random number generator (QRNG) technology and KCS' cryptographic communication semiconductor technology are combined into a single security chipset. The next-generation security chip offers protection against hackers and the most significant security for IoT and linked devices.
  • November 2022 - QuintessenceLabs, one of the quantum cybersecurity industry leaders, announced today at Quantum World Congress that its qOptica Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) solution provides enhanced key enabling technology to assist in improving security against harmful cyber-attacks such as "harvest now, decrypt later" (HNDL) threats, in which proprietary data is stolen now with the intent of decrypting it later with quantum technology. The second version of qOptica QKD offers greater security while safely providing key material resistant to brute force and algorithmic assaults by conventional or quantum computers.

Quantum Cryptography Market Leaders

  1. QuintessenceLabs

  2. Crypta Labs

  3. ID Quantique

  4. MagiQ Technologies, Inc.

  5. NuCrypt

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Quantum Cryptography Market Concentration

Quantum Cryptography Market News

  • July 2022 - Geneva-based ID Quantique SA (IDQ) and Paris-based CryptoNext Security SAS announced a partnership to offer an effective and long-term Quantum-Safe Communication Solution for mobile phone users. The solution combines Cryptonext's Quantum-Safe Messaging Application Plugin (C-QS-MS) and Quantum-Safe Library (C-QSL) with the automated detection of ID Quantique's QRNG Microchip.
  • July 2022 - Oxford Ionics and Infineon Technologies AG have partnered to develop high-performance, fully integrated quantum processing units (QPUs). The combination of Oxford Ionics' unique electronic qubit control (EQC) technology, Infineon's advanced engineering and manufacturing capabilities, and quantum technology expertise would lay the groundwork for the industrial production of QPUs with hundreds of qubits within the next five years.
  • May 2022 - US-based QuSecure, Inc. introduced its quantum orchestration platform, QuProtect, an end-to-end post-quantum cybersecurity software-based solution uniquely designed to protect encrypted communications and data with quantum resilience using secure quantum channels.

Quantum Cryptography Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.2.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.2.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers

      3. 4.2.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.2.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Assessment of the Impact of COVID-19 on the Industry


    1. 5.1 Market Drivers

      1. 5.1.1 Rising Number of Cyber Attacks

      2. 5.1.2 Growing Need for Next Generation Security Solutions for Cloud and IoT Technologies

      3. 5.1.3 Evolution of Wireless Network Technologies

    2. 5.2 Market Challenges

      1. 5.2.1 High Implementation and Installation Costs

      2. 5.2.2 Absence of Skilled Expertise and Technological Challenges


    1. 6.1 By Component

      1. 6.1.1 Solutions

      2. 6.1.2 Services

    2. 6.2 By Application

      1. 6.2.1 Network Security

      2. 6.2.2 Application Security

      3. 6.2.3 Database Security

    3. 6.3 By End-users

      1. 6.3.1 IT and Telecommunication

      2. 6.3.2 BFSI

      3. 6.3.3 Government and Defence

      4. 6.3.4 Healthcare

      5. 6.3.5 Other End-users

    4. 6.4 By Geography

      1. 6.4.1 North America

      2. 6.4.2 Europe

      3. 6.4.3 Asia Pacific

      4. 6.4.4 South America

      5. 6.4.5 Middle East and Africa


    1. 7.1 Company Profiles

      1. 7.1.1 QuintessenceLabs

      2. 7.1.2 Crypta Labs

      3. 7.1.3 ID Quantique

      4. 7.1.4 MagiQ Technologies, Inc.

      5. 7.1.5 NuCrypt

      6. 7.1.6 PQ Solutions Limited

      7. 7.1.7 ISARA Corporation

      8. 7.1.8 QuantumCTek Co., Ltd.

      9. 7.1.9 Quantum XC

      10. 7.1.10 QuNu Labs Pvt Ltd

      11. 7.1.11 qutools GmbH

      12. 7.1.12 AUREA Technology

      13. 7.1.13 Infineon Technologies AG

      14. 7.1.14 Toshiba Corporation

      15. 7.1.15 Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

      16. 7.1.16 IBM Corporation

      17. 7.1.17 NEC Corporation

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


**Subject to Availability

Quantum Cryptography Industry Segmentation

Quantum cryptography, also known as quantum encryption, uses the principles of quantum mechanics to encrypt messages so that they cannot be read by anyone other than the intended recipient. It takes advantage of quantum's numerous states and its "no change theory," which ensures it cannot be disrupted unintentionally.
The Quantum Cryptography Market is Segmented by Component (Solutions, Services), by Application (Network Security, Application Security, Database Security), by End-users (IT and Telecommunication, BFSI, Government and Defence, Healthcare), by Geography (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa).

The market sizes and forecasts are provided in terms of value USD million for all the above segments.

By Component
By Application
Network Security
Application Security
Database Security
By End-users
IT and Telecommunication
Government and Defence
Other End-users
By Geography
North America
Asia Pacific
South America
Middle East and Africa

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Quantum Cryptography Market Research FAQs

The Quantum Cryptography Market size is expected to reach USD 0.63 billion in 2023 and grow at a CAGR of 39.69% to reach USD 3.35 billion by 2028.

In 2023, the Quantum Cryptography Market size is expected to reach USD 0.63 billion.

QuintessenceLabs, Crypta Labs, ID Quantique, MagiQ Technologies, Inc. and NuCrypt are the major companies operating in the Quantum Cryptography Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2023-2028).

In 2023, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Quantum Cryptography Market.

Quantum Cryptography Industry Report

Statistics for the 2023 Quantum Cryptography market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Quantum Cryptography analysis includes a market forecast outlook to for 2023 to 2028 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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