In China, we built the first commercial quantum communications network
We have repeatedly written about the fact that in different parts of the world and then tested quantum communication devices. It would seem that more experiments, all this will come not soon, but, according to Xinhua news agency, China has completed the creation of the country's first commercial ultra-secure quantum communication network. Commissioning is planned for the near future.
For the development of responsible scientists from the Institute of Quantum Technologies Chinese city of Jinan in Shandong Province. The new quantum communication network will be used for user communication from the government of the city of Jinan. A little later, it will connect with the same network, which will connect as Beijing and Shanghai. Thus in China it will be one of the biggest networks in the quantum world.
Jinan city Institute of Quantum Technologies experts two months ago completed the necessary tests and prepare the network for the launch. Scientists said that the tests were obtained good results, especially in the field of security of data transmission and telephone calls. The use of technology has made quantum network is fully protected from outside hacking. It is said that at present China is one of the leaders in the field of quantum technologies. So, in the country since 2012 has operated an experimental quantum network, as in the past, in 2016, China launched the world's first quantum satellite. With the help of Chinese experts were able to carry out tests on the transfer of communication codes using photons.
Based on the materials of RIA "Novosti"