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EP50: Quantum connectivity: attracting people and
funds, sustainability trends,
and the holy grail of
quantum communications

Ryan Lafler, CTO of Quantum Corridor is back on the podcast to discuss the gender split in the quantum industry, funding of quantum development, and sustainability trends related to quantum, and why quantum entanglement – which Ryan believes is 3-5 years out – is the holy grail of quantum communications.

Mattias Fridström
Mattias Fridström
There’s a certain kind of person who gets a little bit too excited about networks. Mattias is that guy. If he had a tattoo, it would be of a network. Mattias holds an MSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wollongong, Australia. (...)
He joined Telia in 1996 and has worked in a number of senior roles at Telia Carrier (now Arelion), most recently as CTO. Since July 2016 he has been Arelion's Chief Evangelist. Mattias’ passion isn’t limited to networks: He has played golf professionally and competed on a high level in both football and floor hockey.
Ryan Lafler
Ryan Lafler
President & CTO at Quantum Corridor

Ryan Lafler co-founded Quantum Corridor, LLC, in early 2022 and serves as the President and Chief Technology Officer of the company.


Ryan has more than 20 years of experience developing telecommunications solutions and has had considerable success constructing data and voice networks at scale. He previously co-founded Coeo Solutions, LLC, a managed service provider that has established fiber networks across 39 of 50 states in the U.S. He also founded FIT Telco, a telecommunications consulting firm supplying expertise in critical bandwidth for more than 30 international providers across the country.

As President and CTO of Quantum Corridor, Ryan is responsible for day-to-day pathway and asset management, as well as the design, implementation and management of Quantum Corridor’s network. He possesses extensive experience and a comprehensive technical understanding of telecommunications and fiber networks, which will facilitate the advancement of capabilities and efficiencies in Quantum Corridor while providing innovative solutions with new technologies. Originally from Arizona, Ryan is a Tool fan, an auto fanatic and lives in the west suburbs of Chicago.

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