The design of any future quantum internet will rely on quantum repeaters and how information is transmitted through it. It is already well known that the task that would be performed within such an internet will go well beyond quantum key distribution and are likely to include quantum remote sensing and distributed quantum computation. In this presentation we will discuss a number of design options possible to support those advanced tasks. At the heart of this will be quantum routing which is highly dependent on the quantum repeater architecture. We will introduce a quantum quality of service to characterize the potential performance of a quantum internet and shows how it leads interesting network and routing behavior.

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