China will complete and put into service the world’s longest quantum communication network.
Believed to be able to stretch 2,000km from Beijing to Shanghai by 2016, the quantum network is considered “unhackable” and will provide the most secure encryption technology to users. This would be extended worldwide by 2030.
China is the first major power to come up with a detailed schedule to put the technology into extensive, large-scale use. The South China Morning Post earlier reported that Beijing would launch the world’s first quantum communication satellite in 2016.
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