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NTT taps NASA to take on Google and IBM in quantum computing

Japanese telco aims to prove its optical network system can beat world's fastest

NTT plans to spend $230 million doing cutting-edge research in fields like quantum calculations and cryptology during the next five years. (Photo by Yumi Kotani)

TOKYO -- Nippon Telegraph and Telephone, NASA, Stanford University and other institutions have agreed to join in developing a quantum computing system that can compete against the quantum machines that Google and IBM are working on.

NTT made the announcement on Thursday. The partnership could give NTT's technology a leg up in the global race.

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